The Interceptor 004, a vessel that will gather plastics o the Ozama River and prevent them from reaching the Caribbean Sea, has already set sail for the Dominican Republic from Rotterdam port in the Netherlands. The NGO Countries Under The Ocean Cleanup, which donated the vessel, tweeted the announcement. “Last night in Rotterdam, we said […]

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A report by Palko Karasz for the New York Times. Come for the beaches, say tourism ads for the Dominican Republic. But it has some beaches you might want to skip right now. The Caribbean nation is known for sapphire seas and ivory beaches, but it is grappling with waves of garbage washing up on […]

via Wave After Wave of Garbage Hits the Dominican Republic — Repeating Islands

We have heard a lot about Cayman Islands banking during this election season, but what about Cayman Islands endangered species? The three tiny islands that make up the Caymans—Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Cayman Brac—are home to a handful of endangered species that aren’t found anywhere else in the world. In the case of at […]

via Endangered Cayman Islands Parrots and Iguanas Could Use More Shelters and Havens — Repeating Islands

“A new United Nations report highlighting the devastating impact of humans on the natural world should serve as an urgent ‘wake-up call’ to policymakers in the Cayman Islands and across the globe, according to a host of environmental officials, researchers and non-profits.” James Whittaker reports for the Cayman Compass, writing about the most threatened animals […]

via Nature’s dangerous decline: 1 million species facing extinction — Repeating Islands

Overview of the Permian Basin Introduction A recent announcement by the United States Department of Interior about the Permian Basin oil and gas reserves in Texas and New Mexico could have serious environmental implications in the discussion of climate change action. According to the US Geological Survey, the Permian basin has billions of untapped […]

via Fracking on Federal Land — Siet Wright

The Sierra Club reports Great news — another major bank has dropped out of the shortsighted, financially foolish plan to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge! JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the United States, announced an updated energy policy that rules out financing for new oil and gas drilling in the Arctic, including the […]

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