Caribbean
Caribbean
Science

Unexpected impact of hurricanes on Puerto Rico's watershed

Researchers have found unprecedentedly high levels of nitrate, an essential plant nutrient, in streams and watersheds of Puerto Rico for a year after two consecutive major hurricanes in 2017. This high amount of nitrate may have important climate change implications that could harm forest recovery and threaten ecosystems along Puerto Rico's coastline by escalating algal blooms and dead zones.

Caribbean
Science

Land-Based Commercial Coral Farm A Blessing For Grand Bahama, Says Group

SAVE the Bays environmental group believe the development of a land-based commercial coral farm in Freeport by the conservation group Coral Vita is a blessing for Grand Bahama.

Caribbean
Property

Mapping Puerto Rico's Hurricane Migration With Mobile Phone Data

Data from 500,000 smartphones reveals exactly where the island’s residents went after the storm, and when they came back.

Caribbean
Local

Chef José Andrés on How Food Helps People Rebuild

The celebrity chef and humanitarian talks about the role of food in recovering from a disaster and why building local capacity is so important.

Caribbean
Science

Marine biology brings US, Cuban researchers together

MIAMI — There are no borders that separate the water, reefs and marine life off the coasts of Cuba and Florida, and that’s why scientists in both countries say they need to get along and collaborate.

Caribbean
Science

The unique immunity in a common coral species could save coral reefs

Scientists have discovered that a common coral species can deal with the stresses of climate change, and could be key in restoring coral reefs.

Caribbean
Tourism

These 8 Caribbean Islands Hardest Hit by the 2017 Hurricanes Are Ready for Your Return

From Puerto Rico to the Virgin Islands, the islands hardest hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria are in full comeback mode and ready for a visit. Here’s what’s restored, what’s new, and where you should plan your next vacation.

Caribbean
Science

ROV Video: NOAA scientists call this a 'Psychedelic Medusa'

From October 30 - November 20, 2018, NOAA and its partners are conducting a telepresence-enabled ocean exploration expedition on NOAA Ship Okeanos Explorer to collect critical baseline information on unknown and poorly understood deepwater areas surrounding Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. A NOAA ROV filmed a Rhopalonematid jelly hovering just above the seafloor.

Caribbean
Tourism

Caribbean swamped by seaweed that smells like rotten eggs

From Belize to Barbados, tourist beaches have been swamped by huge tides of foul-smelling sargassum – and climate change could make the problem worse

Caribbean
Engineering

Jacksonville District Preps San Juan Harbor Study for PED Phase; First Study Completed Under Corps’ New Accelerated Process

The project requires periodic maintenance dredging, and material is placed at the San Juan ODMDS, which is about one square mile. Maintenance dredging occurs about every five to seven years.

Coastwide
Federal

President Signs into Law America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

President Donald J. Trump signed into law S. 3021, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018

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