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Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

Colombia gets ready for Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction

By Alexandra Dennis PANAMA – Colombia’s cutting edge reputation for disaster risk management received a boost this week as high-level experts gathered in Bogota to identify strategic actions for disaster risk… Read more »

Ban calls for concerted global action to save world’s oceans from pollution, acidification

Ban calls for concerted global action to save world’s oceans from pollution, acidification

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to take stronger action to protect the planet’s seas, warning that pollution, unsustainable exploitation, climate change and acidification threaten the very foundations… Read more »

Regional countries agree to biosphere reserves

Regional countries agree to biosphere reserves

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Caribbean Community (Caricom) countries are among several nations committed to a ministerial declaration and a three-year action plan that aims, among other things, to create… Read more »

Earth Day 2013 themed The Face of Climate Change

Earth Day 2013 themed The Face of Climate Change

NEW YORK, United States– Organizers from Earth Day Network (EDN), the non-profit group dedicated to diversifying and mobilizing the environmental movement through planning and coordinating Earth Day activities and events around… Read more »

Trinidad environmentalists investigate mystery death of hundreds of black vultures

Trinidad environmentalists investigate mystery death of hundreds of black vultures

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad– The Environmental Management Authority (EMA) says it is unable to identify any environmental reasons why more than 100 black vultures (Coragyps atratus) died in West Trinidad on Monday…. Read more »

Suriname secures first funding for REDD+ participation

Suriname secures first funding for REDD+ participation

PARAMARIBO–Suriname has secured approval for its Readiness Preparation Proposal (R-PP 2013) and will receive US$ 3.8 million to prepare for participation in the United Nation’s REDD+ initiatives that focus on… Read more »

Two-thirds of Barbuda could become wetlands – Environmentalist

Two-thirds of Barbuda could become wetlands – Environmentalist

ANTIGUA – A local marine biologist is warning that the continuation of sand mining in Barbuda could half the amount of inhabitable land on the diminutive island. Roughly a third… Read more »

Study identifies areas worth protecting in SXM’s Simpson Bay Lagoon

Study identifies areas worth protecting in SXM’s Simpson Bay Lagoon

ST. MAARTEN–The St. Maarten Nature Foundation, over the course of nearly a year, recently completed a research project and compiled a report on the environmental health of the Simpson Bay… Read more »

Caribbean’s largest lake expands, swallows communities, crops in Hispaniola

Caribbean’s largest lake expands, swallows communities, crops in Hispaniola

SANTO DOMINGO — Like something out of the X-Files, Lake Enriquillo in the Dominican Republic has doubled in size over the past eight years, submerging thousands of acres of farms and… Read more »

History Channel’s spotlight on Guyana’s gold

History Channel’s spotlight on Guyana’s gold

GUYANA–Guyana’s gold has been put in the spotlight on the new History Channel series, ‘Bamazon,’ which wraps up at 10 p.m. on Dec. 27th. The show, shot in the Amazon… Read more »