Caribbean
Caribbean
Tourism

Cayman Islands - From consumption to conservation: Turtles still crucial to Cayman’s economy

Sea turtles continue to play a key role in the Cayman Islands economy. But the iconic sea creatures have become more valuable alive than dead.

Caribbean
Property

VI - Floating Businesses Expose Regulatory Loopholes, CZM Officials Say

Several testifiers shed light on the ongoing Department of Planning and Natural Resources permitting issues at Thursday’s Senate Rules and Judiciary Committee hearing, pointing out that projects like the floating bar Lime Out don’t require Major Land Permits vetted by the Coastal Zone Management Commission.

Caribbean
Science

VI - Experts Say Rising Ocean Acidity Spells Economic Danger for the VI

A recent Scientific American article indicates the acidification of the ocean will have a dramatic effect on the economy of the Virgin Islands.

Caribbean
Science

MX - About 300 sea turtles die in Mexico from red tide

Mexican environmental authorities said Thursday that 292 sea turtles found dead on the country's southern Pacific coast since Christmas died as a result of a red tide algae bloom.

Caribbean
Science

Large 'herbivores of the sea' help keep coral reefs healthy

Fishing practices that selectively remove large parrotfish could put corals at risk

Southeast
Federal

FL - Reefs and fisheries in the Keys need help, but state and feds are at odds over what to do

The head of the state agency in charge of wildlife management said in a statement Wednesday that his agency, not the federal government, should be the one to decide if more areas of the Florida Keys would be off limits to commercial and recreational fishing.

Caribbean
Science

The world's coral reefs are dying. Scientists in the Bahamas are searching for a chance for their survival

Wetsuit still zipped up to his neck from an earlier dive, Ross Cunning stands amid dozens of chunks of coral in the saltwater live well on board the Coral Reef II, the research vessel owned by his employer, Chicago's Shedd Aquarium.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Fish are disappearing from Biscayne National Park. Is state doing enough to stop decline?

Martin Arostegui scans the ocean floor as he snorkels above a patch reef just east of the Ragged Keys. Spear gun in hand — just in case; he had a close encounter with a bull shark here once — the retired doctor looks for fish. Any fish.

Caribbean
Property

'The storms destroy our homes most years' - how a Caribbean island with just 500 residents is tackling climate change

Ilet a Brouee is a tiny sandbank island off the south coast of Haiti. It measures just 4,000 square metres in size. It is considered one of the most densely populated islands on earth.

Caribbean
Property

Photos: As 2019 Atlantic hurricane season ends, a look back at devastating Dorian

On Sunday, Sept. 1, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas' Great Abaco, with sustained winds of 185 mph and gusts topping 200 mph. The National Hurricane Center called it "catastrophic" and predicted that a surge of water 18 to 23 feet above normally dry land would engulf the coast. Homes were plunged below water as howling tornado-like winds screamed for hours. And it didn't stop.

Caribbean
Property

Puerto Rico - Cost Versus Value: Investing Instead of Spending

The historic moment we are living in Puerto Rico justifies the importance of long term planning and the need to develop and implement an enduring islandwide design vision

Caribbean
Federal

​​$1.4 Million in Grants to Support Coral Reef Conservation Awarded by NFWF

Fourteen grants address management efforts, land-based runoff and capacity-building

Caribbean
Federal

Antigua: Gov’t to acquire beach access lands from Jolly Harbour

A resolution to compulsorily acquire the access area to the beach at Jolly Harbour was passed smoothly in the Lower House of Parliament, yesterday, with no objection.

Caribbean
Federal

A Review of the Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2019

An ultraintense hurricane—Dorian—and multiple destructive slow-moving storms: Are they harbingers of the future?

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