Environment

New Zealand village wants to ban all cats

BBC:-  A small village on the southern coast of New Zealand is planning to implement a radical plan to protect its native wildlife: ban all domestic cats. Under the initiative, proposed by Environment Southland, cat owners in Omaui will have to...

Clean up of L’anse Baison , Vieux Fort

Press Release:-  The influx of Sargassum seaweed along the island’s east coast has rendered one of the district of Vieux Fort’s most popular beaches, “Sandy Beach”, inhospitable for fluctuating periods of time. As a result, residents and visitors have begun...

Saint Lucia rattled by earthquake

Saint Lucia was rattled by an earthquake about 5.31 pm Tuesday, disaster officials have confirmed. According to the officials, the quake of magnitude 6.8, occurred off Venezuela. Reports are that it was felt in several parts of Saint Lucia. Below is information...

Millions of pounds of dead fish wash up on Florida beaches

USA Today: Angel Almaguer backed a waste truck into the middle of a trash storage building the size of a high school gymnasium. The gate on the back of the truck swung open and everything from tiny baitfish to massive Goliath grouper, huge snook, untold...

Saint Lucia to ban Styrofoam and plastics

Saint Lucia plans to  phase-out  Styrofoam food service containers and plastics, both plates and cups, beginning December 1, 2018, with a total ban on their importation before the end of next year. The announcement came in a statement from Minister...

Killer whale’s ‘tour of grief’ ends after 17 days

Sky News:-  A grieving orca whale has finally let go of her dead calf after carrying it on her head for at least 17 days over 1,000 miles. Researchers said the endangered killer whale - known as J35 and affectionately named...

French theme park deploys birds to collect litter

BBC:-  A theme park in France is set to deploy six "intelligent" birds to pick up rubbish and spruce up the grounds. The rooks at the Puy du Fou theme park in the west of the country have been taught to...

Dominica to ban plastic and Styrofoam

(CNN) — The fight against single-use plastic has been gathering steam over the past months, but the Caribbean nation of Dominica has taken the crusade to another level. The island nation has announced its aim to completely ban common plastics and single-use Styrofoam...

Desilting of Castries River

Press Release:-  The Department of Infrastructure, Ports and Energy wishes to inform the motoring public of the closure of Brazil Street and Hospital Road from the intersection with Bridge Street to the intersection with Manoel Street on Sunday 12th August,...

Dr. James Fletcher Providing Support to Dominica

Press Release:-  Saint Lucia’s Former Minister of Sustainable Development, Dr. James Fletcher is currently in Dominica leading the efforts of the Government of Dominica to establish the Climate Resilience Execution Agency of Dominica (CREAD). Over the last three years, Dominica has...

Saint Lucia’s national adaptation planning process benefits from additional support

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, 4th August, 2018. The Department of Sustainable Development is pleased to report that Saint Lucia is receiving a second programme of support in the amount of one hundred and ninety thousand United States Dollars ($190,000...

Saint Lucia launches National Environmental Information System (NEIS)

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, August 4th, 2018 - The Government of Saint Lucia, through the Department of Sustainable Development’s (DSD) project called ‘Increasing Saint Lucia’s Capacity to Monitor MEA Implementation and Sustainable Development’, has reached a milestone through capacity...

Garbage Collection Service Gros-Islet Collection Zone – Update

Press Release:-  The Saint Lucia Solid Waste Management Authority wishes to inform residents of the Gros-Islet Collection Zone that a comprehensive solid waste collection plan has been developed and is currently being implemented. A number of waste haulers have been...

PM outlines Sargassum control measures

Prime Minister Allen Chastanet has been outlining measures being undertaken to deal with the Sargassum seaweed problem that has been affecting several coastal communities. Chastanet told reporters this week that the problem has affected not only Saint Lucia but other...

Garbage Collection Delayed in the Gros-Islet Zone

Press Release:- The SLSWMA wishes to inform the public that the collection contractor assigned to the Gros-Islet Collection Zone is experiencing difficulty with collection equipment and is therefore unavailable for the collection of solid waste throughout the zone. As such...

LUCELEC welcomes stakeholder interest in renewable energy

Press Release:-  St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited (LUCELEC) welcomes the interest of the St. Lucia Hotel & Tourism Association (SLHTA) in seeking to have hotels generate up to 20% of their electricity needs from their own renewable energy (RE) systems....

UK heat record may be broken amid travel disruption

BBC:-  The UK's July temperature record could be broken on Friday despite the arrival of storms in parts of the country. The Met Office told the BBC to expect highs of 37C (98F), meaning the record of 36.7C, set in 2015,...

Saint Lucia to host major climate change event in October this year

PRESS RELEASE: Castries, Saint Lucia, 25th June 2018 The Small Island Developing States (SIDS) of the Caribbean, despite contributing only negligibly to global greenhouse gas emissions, are recognised as being particularly vulnerable to the impacts of climate change. This vulnerability has...

OECS Ministers Agree on Unified Approach to Climate Change Issues

Press Release:  The OECS 5th Council of Ministers of Environment and Sustainability (COMES5) Meeting concluded on the evening of Wednesday, July 11 with Ministers of Environment identifying several areas for greater collaboration and unified action, to address a number of...

Britain melts as temperatures near all-time record

Sky News:- Temperatures in the coming days could break all-time UK records, with the mercury set to soar to 37C (98.6F). The Met Office said the highest temperatures are expected in London and the South East, with 35C (95F) expected on...

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