Staff Report Researchers who tended multiple patches of coral species in an underwater lab found that diverse colonies are much more resilient than those comprised of single species. A study led by Georgia Institute of Technology scientists found that the “effective extinction” of many coral species is making the remaining reef systems more vulnerable. In […]

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The Guardian reports In a move to protect its ski slopes and growing economy, Utah – one of the reddest states in the nation – has just created a long-term plan to address the climate crisis. Read article at: Red-state Utah embraces plan to tackle climate crisis in surprising shift | Environment | The Guardian

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The Cayman Cruise Pier – A Matter Of Caribbean Environmental Significance

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A report by David Jessop for News Americas Now.

Regional news coverage can be patchy. While electoral politics, national economic performance and crime from across the Caribbean are regularly reported and commented upon, this is not the case when the issues are regarded as being domestic.

The lack of financial resource and reader insularity means that only a few, usually commercially linked publications can afford or are willing to regularly reproduce stories from sister newspapers elsewhere in the region. This is despite the existence of many vibrant publications in print and online, high-quality journalism and comment, and a very good but underfunded regional news agency.

The consequence is that lesser but often important events in one or another part of the region that raise matters of wider Caribbean concern do not obtain the regional coverage they deserve.

A case in point is the continuing controversy in the Cayman Islands…

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Thai immigration officials seized 95 Indian tortoises inside the luggage of a Taiwanese couple attempting to smuggle them to Taiwan. According to a statement from Thailand’s Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plant Conservation, officials identified the suspects as 38-year-old Lai Tsung and 37-year-old, Lai Tsung. Both were detained while passing a security check at the departures terminal of Bangkok’s Don Meung International Airport.

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