Saturday, October 19, 2019

Environment

UN Secretary General Views Saint Lucia’s Sargassum Weed Problem First Hand

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, visited the Praslin Bay in Saint Lucia this week, where he saw firsthand the devastating effects of Sargassum seaweed. He was accompanied...

Saint Lucia to Pilot Waste Recycling Project

Press Release:- There is a growing awareness worldwide of the negative ecological and aesthetic impact of improper disposal of single-use plastics. In response, the governments of the member states of...
St. Lucia - Castries harbor overcast sky

Met Office Issues Alert As Tropical Wave Affects Saint Lucia

The Saint Lucia Meteorological Department has issued an alert, advising Saint Lucians to be on guard against the possibility of flooding, landslides and falling trees as a tropical wave...

Japan Resumes Commercial Whaling

CNN:- On the first day of Japan's return to commercial whaling, two whales were killed and brought back to port. The two minke whales that were harpooned are the first...

Photo Captures Bird Feeding Chick Cigarette End

BBC News:- A wildlife photographer has captured a picture of a black skimmer bird feeding its chick a cigarette filter on a beach in Florida, USA. In a Facebook post, Karen...

Saint Lucia Announces ‘Plastic Free’ July

Press Release:-  The Government of Saint Lucia is taking advantage of opportunities to tackle problems associated with plastic pollution, and its negative impacts on human health and the environment.  In January...

Probe Launched After Cruise Ship Incident Involving Whales

Fox News:- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) is investigating after a Holland America cruise liner “may have made contact” with a pod of humpback whales off the...

Styrofoam and Plastics (Prohibition) Act passed by Parliament

Press Release:- . In keeping with the government’s promise to continue plans to reduce the dependence of single-use plastic on the island, Parliament has passed the Styrofoam and Plastics (Prohibition)...

France Braces For Heatwave

BBC News:- France is braced for a heatwave with temperatures forecast to exceed 40C this week – potentially breaking the record for June. Temperatures are expected to reach 35 degrees or...

Cat Sized, Brazen Rats Plague New Zealand Town

CNN:- A beachside New Zealand suburb known for roaming chickens and yoga has become infested with hordes of  unwelcome guests: large, writhing rats. The rodents -- which have swarmed around...