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EnvironmentHappening on the Edge 2013

Explore Jamaica’s Cockpit Country. Inviting one and all to a Cockpit Country Nature Walk for the Birds, Sunday, December 8th, at Stewart Town, Trelawny. This is a fundraiser for Seven Oaks Sanctuary for Wildlife. For more information please contact Wendy Ann Lee at SOS-Wildlife@cwjamaica.com. For more about the Cockpit Country

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Here’s a film by Jamaican film maker, Esther Figueroa. Here’s what Esther has to say about the film, “In view of the planned trans-shipment port slated to be built and owned by the Chinese in the Portland Bight Protected Area off the south coast of Jamaica  (jamaicaobserver.com/news/Officials-insist-Goat-Islands-must-be-protected) you might want to

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The Caribbean is the most tourism dependent region of the world and also one of the most vulnerable to the impact of climate change. How does climate change affect us here in the Caribbean?  Caribbean countries and economies are highly vulnerable to the effects of climate change. Jamaica, for example,

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Here’s an interesting take on what climate change is all about and what we can do about it. Since starting to work on a public education campaign for the University of the West Indies, Institute of Sustainable Development to raise awareness about how to develop more climate change resilient buildings, I’ve

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  A new study, led by the University of Georgia, solves the mystery of the dying Caribbean coral—as April Flowers reports in this article for redorbit.com. Plunk down a wastewater treatment plant anywhere along a Caribbean coast and watch the coral reefs nearby start dying, by a means unknown to

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EnvironmentGood Food

Here’s the latest update in my home gardening adventure (see Home Gardening in Jamaica, Part 1). First and most excitingly for me, after one week I’ve got some little sprouts poking up – the basil, tarragon and chives seem to be bubbling along!

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  A study jointly funded by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the University of the West Indies (UWI), Mona  is now underway to ascertain the climate resilience and status of commercial buildings across the region. According to the “Developing Design Concepts for Climate Change Resilient Buildings in the Caribbean”

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EnvironmentGood Food

Eating in Jamaica can be a challenging thing for people like myself with unusual (or as Karin puts it “weird”) taste. I’m a pescetarian (I eat fish and shellfish, but no meat), I don’t like eggs or tofu, I prefer savoury to sweet, and I’ll eat a whole jar of olives

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Here’s a guest post from Mirah Lim Todd from Jamaica Environment Trust (JET) on what’s been going on with the organization lately and how you can help by joining JET today! Formed in 1991,  JET is a non profit nongovernmental environmental organization which supports protection of the environment. Check out JET on facebook.

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