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USA — Traces of ancient hurricanes on the seafloor are a warning for coastal areas

Evidence from millennia of Atlantic storms is not good news for the coast. If you look back at the history of Atlantic hurricanes since the late 1800s, it might seem hurricane frequency is on the rise. The year 2020 had the most tropical cyclones in the Atlantic, with 31, and 2021 had the third-highest, after 2005. The past decade saw five of the six most destructive Atlantic hurricanes in modern history.

Caribbean
Advocacy

USVI - Residents weigh in on proposed Round Bay user management plan

A handful of residents shared their suggestions — and frustrations — regarding the Department of Planning and Natural Resources’ Round Bay user management plan at a hybrid virtual/in-person meeting in Coral Bay.

Caribbean
Science

PR - Student Enterprise Using Earthworms in Water Purification Process Wins $10000 1 Race 4 Oceans Award

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico-The Enactus student team from Benemérita Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico, won the Enactus 1 Race 4 Oceans Impact Competition held during the 2022 Enactus World Cup with their project CPlantae. The project is a multi-faceted social enterprise focused on sustainable water purification.

Caribbean
Property

Caribbean - 100-year-old Panamanian community to move to mainland as sea level rises over island

The 1,200 inhabitants of the island of Gardi Sugdub are relocating to mainland Panama in 2023 as their land is being overtaken by the rising Caribbean Sea.

Caribbean
Science

BHS - World's Biggest Seagrass Discovered in Bahamas that Could Help the Environment

Scientists claimed that the seagrass forest they discovered in the Bahamas was the biggest in the world, which could increase the global seagrass estimate.

Caribbean
Science

World - Caribbean Currents: Lionfish wreak havoc on ecosystem, livelihoods

As if there aren’t enough negative things happening to damage the environment already, now we have the lionfish as an added threat to the seas and oceans of the world.

Caribbean
Engineering

CYM - Beach replenishment could be a costly failure

Tourism Minister Kenneth Bryan has said that bringing in sand to replace the stretch of Seven Mile Beach that is being eroded could be a costly failure for the public purse.

Caribbean
Property

PR - How hurricanes are changing Puerto Rico's real estate market

In recent years, the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico has been hit by some of the most powerful and damaging hurricanes -- and it's changing the real estate market across the island.

Caribbean
Fisheries

CAR - Sustainable fishing plan for Caribbean spiny lobsters

Newswise — A new project will help to ensure sustainable fishing and aquaculture (fish farming) of Caribbean spiny lobsters.

Gulf of Mexico
Federal

Caribbean - Feds plan $125 million response for mystery disease killing corals in Gulf, Caribbean

The federal government plans to pour $125 million into the fight against a mysterious disease that has ravaged corals in Florida and much of the Caribbean, and now poses a dire threat to the treasured reefs off the Louisiana and Texas coasts.

Coastwide
Engineering

USA - A California-Style Approach Could Save Florida Homes During Hurricanes

As damage assessment is done post-Hurricane Ian, engineers are finding that Florida buildings up to date with the newest building code sustained less damage than buildings implementing older code, raising questions as to whether Florida should adopt a policy of retrofitting older homes to prevent damage in the future.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Carib - The Nature Conservancy Announces Its Third Global Debt Conversion in Barbados

The deal will unlock approximately $50M to support environmental and sustainable development actions.

Caribbean
Engineering

Carib - AlgaRay to collect and dispose of invasive sargassum

Seaweed Generation has raised £1m to scale its patent pending AlgaRay, the start-up’s manta ray inspired technology which intercepts and sinks invasive sargassum seaweed into the deep ocean.

Caribbean
Tourism

Carib - Sargassum Season Is Almost Over In Cancun

This month, sargassum levels in Cancun and Quintana Roo are predicted to drop rapidly. Monitoring by the state’s Secretary of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) has shown that no massive arrivals of the seaweed are expected to arrive on Cancun’s shores from this week onwards.

Caribbean
Local

Carib - Coastal management scheme to tackle climate threat

THE Ministry of Works in collaboration with several other stakeholders has launched a coastal management programme for The Bahamas as a “vulnerable nation” to combat the looming threat of climate change.

Caribbean
Science

Carib - Mysterious ‘blue goo’ creature spotted in the Caribbean

Ocean scientists have spotted a mysterious “blue goo” creature on the sea floor in the Caribbean.

Caribbean
Justice

PR - Why Latino people are on the front lines of climate change

Most residents of Puerto Rico still don't have electricity or water days after Hurricane Fiona caused floods and landslides. The widespread damage, just five years after Hurricane Maria destroyed much of the territory's infrastructure, revealed how unprotected the island's 3.2 million residents are as climate change makes hurricanes more powerful and rainy.

Caribbean
Advocacy

Carib - The Nature Conservancy Announces Its Third Global Debt Conversion in Barbados

Debt conversion deal will unlock approximately $50M to support environmental and sustainable development actions, demonstrating the country's global leadership in financial innovation for conservation

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