The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) says the above-normal 2023 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially ends on November 30, was characterised by record-warm Atlantic Sea surface temperatures and a strong El Nino.
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) has announced the receipt of a $2.1 million America the Beautiful Challenge 2023 grant to create St. Croix’s first conservation corridor, which will include new hiking trails and wildlife habitat.
A sand translocation exercise in 2012 led to the destruction of turtle nests, eggs and hatchlings
The new grant aims to monitor and forecast Sargassum blooms such as this one that inundated a beach on the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the allocation of more than $54 million in public assistance funds to the Puerto Rico Ports Authority for repairs and hazard mitigation at several transportation facilities across the island.
“We are very worried for our Indigenous land, because from the beginning, when they developed this plan among the officials… they never took us into account. They didn’t inform us. We had no information. The government never tried to get our participation over the proposal.”
Severe bleaching and the decline in the number of corals are posing a major threat to the Caribbean.
Findings Could Lead to Locating Nutrient Sources and Providing Management Options
“The ocean is for everyone,” states Alannah Vellacott, 33, after a morning of snorkeling amid thriving and vibrant coral that borders stark white-reef graveyards.
With giant pincers and rough, spider-like legs, Caribbean king crabs don’t look like your typical heroes. Yet these crustaceans may be key to solving one of the world’s most pressing environmental problems: the decline of coral reefs.
As coastal guardians scramble to save these valuable ecosystems, the emergence of parametric insurance products is releasing the necessary funds
The Global School is proud to be part of the Caribbean Climate Adaptation Network (CCAN), which was initially awarded $6 million in federal funding in 2022. CCAN, a NOAA Climate Adaptation Partnership (CAP) seeks to address climate change issues by bringing together a multidisciplinary team of universities, agencies, and non-governmental organizations serving the United States territories of Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John).
The lionfish has spread across reef ecosystems in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, where it feeds on eggs, small fish, crustaceans and molluscs
Wind and solar projects have faced complaints from communities and in protected areas, as experts call for stronger planning laws and impact assessments
Environmental activist and cultural advocate Alegna Malavé Marrero has a strong connection to this land. Listening to her as she shares stories about how her father used to carry her [on his shoulders via backpack] on hiking treks at the El Yunque Rainforest, the love in her voice is palpable.