Environment

Gonzalo Expected to Become a Hurricane by Thursday

USA Today: Tropical Storm Gonzalo formed Wednesday morning in the Atlantic Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said. It's the earliest "G" storm in any Atlantic hurricane season on record. The storm is expected to become a hurricane Thursday, with winds of...

Tropical Storm Gonzalo forms in Atlantic

AccuWeather: Tropical Depression 7 formed late Tuesday afternoon and on Wednesday morning the depression was upgraded to Tropical Storm Gonzalo, the National Hurricane Center said, as the Atlantic basin sprang back to life with multiple disturbances that had caught...

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic

National Hurricane Center (July 21, 2020): At 500 PM AST (2100 UTC), the center of Tropical Depression Seven was located near latitude 9.8 North, longitude 40.4 West. The depression is moving toward the west-northwest near 8 mph (13 km/h). A turn...

NHC: Tropical Depression Could Form Today

National Hurricane Center (July 21, 2020. 11:00 a.m. Update): Satellite imagery and recent satellite wind data indicate that the low pressure system located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles continues to get better organized. If...

Low Pressure System in Atlantic Moving West

National Hurricane Center:  (July 21, 2020 8:00 a.m.) Showers and thunderstorms have become better organized in association with a low pressure system located about midway between the west coast of Africa and the Lesser Antilles. Environmental conditions are expected to...

Emma Hippolyte Organises Soufriere Clean Up

Emma Hippolyte organised a major clean up of the community of Palmiste in Soufriere on Saturday. "What we did as part of our walk around in the Palmiste area, I noted that they really needed to clean up the community,"...

Over 300 Elephants Mysteriously Die In Botswana

CNN:- More than 360 elephants have died in mysterious circumstances in Botswana in the past three months, according to local conservationists. Some carcasses were found clustered around waterholes, while others appeared to have died "falling flat on their faces," according...

Region To Expect Another Wave Of Saharan Dust

Tropical Weather Outlook: A tropical wave located is currently moving across the Eastern Caribbean islands causing some cloudy spells with showers and isolated thunderstorms. A plume of Saharan dust is expected to cause a reduction in visibility over the Eastern...

Saharan Dust Negatively Affecting Vieux Fort Fishers

The Saharan dust haze has created visibility issues for fishers in Vieux Fort, reducing the frequency of their fishing expeditions, according to the Goodwill Fishermen’s Cooperative. Operations Manager Kaygianna Charlery disclosed that the dust has compounded the problem faced by...

Saint Lucia Among Caribbean States To Get Complementary Climate Funding

The world, in grappling with the current COVID-19 pandemic, has had a stark reminder of how disasters disproportionally affect the vulnerable. The disease is having a particularly dramatic impact on families and communities in developing countries that have fewer resources...

Resumption Of Solid Waste Collection

Press Release:- The SLSWMA wishes to inform all residents of the resumption of the regular residential waste collection service. Effective Monday, 22nd June 2020 all collection zones will revert to the preexisting collection schedule with the exception of the following: Castries...

Soufriere Youth Conclude Another Community Clean-Up

Press Release:- The new environmental project in Soufriere St Lucia saw its first project, the removal of small waste from the Soufriere main river. This waste would otherwise have been washed out into the sea with some being consumed by...

‘ISL Has Not Addressed Pointe de Sable Concerns’

Press Release:- In a press release issued on May 29, 2020 by Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) with regards to the proposed development of the Anse de Sable Area in Vieux-Fort, the CEO claimed that “there had been numerous consultations with...

We All Have a Duty to Protect Our Oceans

by U.S. Ambassador Linda S. Taglialatela Nobel Laureate Derek Walcott wrote, “The sea is history.”  Scientific theory holds that life on earth began shortly after the formation of the world’s oceans 4.4 billion years ago and may have started there.  ...

Our environment is at a crossroads. Shall we point it in the right direction?

OpEd by Daniela Tramacere, European Union Ambassador to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean States, the OECS and CARICOM/CARIFORUM. Today marks 46 years of celebrations of World Environment Day. A global effort and a reminder to people everywhere in the world...

Invest Saint Lucia Addresses Anse de Sable Concerns

Press Release:-  — Over the past two weeks there has been some land movement and clearing on lands belonging to Invest Saint Lucia (ISL) near the south-eastern side of the Hewanorra International Airport. This is part of the investigative process...

Young Men Engage In Soufriere Clean Up Project

Press Release:- Sunday saw the birth of a new environmental project within the Town of Soufriere St Lucia. A group of 18 young men from the town gathered at 7.30 am to begin work on improving the environment. These hard...

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

NOAA: An above-normal 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is expected, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The outlook predicts a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a...

Tropical Depression Forms Off Northern Bahamas

Weather.com:- The first tropical depression of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has formed near the northern Bahamas and is expected to become Tropical Storm Arthur this weekend. This system will bring some rain, breezy conditions, high surf and rip currents...

Tropical Storm Arthur Could Form This Weekend

CNN:-  Forecasters are pointing to a possible named tropical system off the southeastern US coast this weekend. There is a 70% chance of storm development over the next five days, the National Hurricane Center is forecasting. This could be the sixth...

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