Fancy that! After a load of handwringing earlier this month, mobile pack ice in the Bering Sea has returned. Just like ice in the Barents Sea, Bering Sea ice is highly variable (Brown et al. 2011): it moves with winds and currents, so a ‘decline’ during the winter usually indicates redistribution, not melting. According to […]

via It’s back: Bering Sea polar bear habitat has recovered from a low earlier this month — polarbearscience

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[John Vidal/HUFFPOST/15 de marzo del 2019] A three-year UN-backed study from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform On Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has grim implications for the future of humanity. Nature is in freefall and the planet’s support systems are so stretched that we face widespread species extinctions and mass human migration unless urgent action is taken. […]

via The Rapid Decline Of The Natural World Is A Crisis Even Bigger Than Climate Change — Systemic Alternatives

Haiti Libre reports that 69 Haitian illegal immigrants were arrested this month by the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA) for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park, a protected area in the Dominican Republic, to illegally produce coal for the Haitian market. 90 other Haitian nationals have been jailed in the last two months for […]

via Haitians arrested for cutting trees in Los Haitises National Park — Repeating Islands

The Government of the Dominican Republic recently launched the Plan to Recover and Preserve Los Haitises National Park (northeast), and issued several measures, including a three-year deadline to completely eradicate all human activity within the protected area, home to Hispaniola’s only rainforest. Environment minister Bautista Rojas, who also heads the Special Commission which designed the plan to […]

via Dominican Government Unveils Plan to Protect Hispaniola’s Only Rainforest — Repeating Islands

After scientific studies revealed that conch stocks in Jamaica are in a degraded state, Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries Audley Shaw has prohibited queen conch fishing for one year. Other resources such as snapper, grouper, and parrot fish are also in danger due to illegal fishing and environmental factors. Minister of Industry, Commerce, […]

via Jamaica: Conch fishing banned until January 2020 — Repeating Islands