Climate change has affected so many different ecosystems around the world. Wildfires in California and Australia have been made so much worse because of drier conditions. Rising ocean temperatures are causing glaciers to melt and are cooking some salmon. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is bigger than some countries and the number of plastics found […]

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A report from The Jamaica Information Service. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says the benefits to be derived from the ban on single-use plastics and polystyrene foam will materialise over the medium to long-term. He noted that as the society adjusts to the measure “you are going to see less plastics [and polystyrene] littering […]

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The Yucatan Times reports that seven countries in the Caribbean region—Jamaica, Belize, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, and the Bahamas—will ban the use of single-use plastic from January 1, 2020. Starting January 1st, 2020, single-use plastics and polystyrene will be banned in seven Caribbean countries, with the main objective of preventing ocean pollution […]

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Maria Bakkalapulo (The Guardian) writes about the effects of climate change, natural disasters, and looming “sand wars.” The sun is out, as usual, in the town of Surfside. Less than 10 miles north of Miami’s world-famous South Beach, just a square mile in size with a population near 6,000, it’s a typically prosperous American seaside community. […]

via ‘Sand wars’: the battle to replenish Florida’s beaches amid climate crisis — Repeating Islands

“Ravenous wild goats ruled this island for over a century. Now, it’s being reborn.” Michael Hingston (National Geographic, Science) writes about Redonda—an island belonging to Antigua—and its recovery process after the removal on invasive species. He writes, “The rocky island of Redonda, once stripped of its flora and fauna by invasive species, makes an astonishingly […]

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The full title of this article from BES Reporter is “Next Stop: Aruba via Bonaire for all-female ocean plastic pollution research crew as part of Circumnavigation.” On November 30, S.V. TravelEdge set sail from Antigua to Aruba via Bonaire with the Red Ensign Group on Leg 4 of their eXXpedition Round the World—a two-year scientific research mission […]

via Next Stop: Aruba via Bonaire for all-female ocean plastic pollution research crew — Repeating Islands

Prensa Latina reports that twelve Caribbean nations whose beaches are invaded by tons of sargassum seaweed have agreed to seek international economic support to fight a problem affecting at least nineteen nations. The meeting, held in Quintana Roo, gathered Ministers of Environment and Tourism of 12 countries affected by the assault of sargassum seaweed on […]

via Caribbean Nations Fight Sargassum Seaweed on Beaches — Repeating Islands