“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 […]

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ScienceDaily Researchers studied recent extinctions from climate change to estimate the loss of plant and animal species by 2070. Their results suggest that as many as one in three species could face extinction unless warming is reduced. Read article at One-third of plant and animal species could be gone in 50 years — ScienceDaily

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A report from the Caribbean National Weekly. Jamaica has launched a National Tree Planting programme that will aim to plan three million timber and ornamental trees over the next three years. The programme that was recently launched by Prime Minister Andrew Holness, is being managed by the Forestry Department and will see the foresting of 3,000 […]

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By Marianne Smith as published in The Salt Lake Tribune I am writing in response to the Jan. 26 commentary you published “Wild mustangs need to be managed, not saved” by Saige Bowen. I do not agree with Bowen that “well-meaning sympathizers” are mistakenly advocating for the viability of America’s wild horse population. The commentary […]

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