Spiny Lobster: Sustainable Seafood in the Bahamas

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Bahamas spiny lobster becomes the first Caribbean fishery certified by the Marine Stewardship Council. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Wildlife Fisheries Sustainability

Hurricane Dorian causes onshore oil spill in Bahamas

AGreenLiving

Besides demolishing homes, uprooting wildlife and ravaging forests, Hurricane Dorian has also caused an onshore oil spill in the Bahamas. At the time of writing, at least 30 people have been killed in the Bahamas , the health minister said. Read more from the original source: Hurricane Dorian causes onshore oil spill in Bahamas. Norwegian energy company Equinor reported it discovered an oil spill at its storage and transshipment terminal.

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Lessons on resilience from the US military and Caribbean islands

AGreenLiving

military bases in Afghanistan to The Bahamas, solar- and battery-powered microgrids have proven that they can provide a higher level of resilience, including during major disasters. From U.S.

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Bahamian Queen Conch: Fishers & Scientists Share Knowledge for a Sustainable Fishery

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bahamas fishers and scientists are helping. Queen conch are at risk. Fish & Fisheries From the Field Fisheries TNC Science

Circular materials startup Made of Air raises seed round

AGreenLiving

Business Green a-higher-level accelerate bahamas circularity contest-at-circularity higher-level solar-and turns-wood which-wonThe German company, which won the Accelerate contest at Circularity 21, is developing a process that turns wood waste into thermoplastics. Go here to see the original: Circular materials startup Made of Air raises seed round.

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Top 10 ethical destinations in the developing world

Green Traveler Guides

Argentina Bahamas Central America Chile Costa Rica Dominica Europe Latvia Mauritius News Palau Serbia South Pacific Islands Uruguay Ethical Traveler Green Travel NewsEvery year, Ethical Traveler reviews the policies and practices of the world's developing nations, then selects the ten that are doing the best job of preserving their environment, promoting human rights and creating a sustainable, community-based tourism industry.

World’s 10 best ethical destinations for 2014

Green Traveler Guides

Africa Bahamas Barbados Cape Verde Caribbean Cuba Dominica Egypt Europe Iran Latvia Lithuania Middle East Namibia Oceania Palau South America Uruguay Chile ethical travel Ethical Traveler Green Travel News Mauritius Philippines Reuters

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The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Cool Green Science

The Bahamas created the largest marine protected area in the Caribbean by expanding Andros West Side National Park from 185,032 acres to 1,288,167 acres. The Bahamas and the Dominican Republic have established coral nurseries to counteract the decline of coral reefs in the Caribbean. Image: Aerial view of Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. Later this month, I’ll be honored to join the first Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders in the British Virgin Isles.

Recycling Identifying Device takes the guesswork out of figuring out what’s recyclable

AGreenLiving

Eco Green Recycle advances bahamas climate change oil-spill plastic recycling south-riding wordsThe ability to recycle materials has been around for generations, and as an increasing number of residential and commercial facilities take on the metal, plastic and glass, it has become a common task to put your recycling at the curb on garbage pick-up day. But as mainstream as recycling is, the rules are ever-changing, so the Recycling Identifying Device (R.I.D.)

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When All Else Fails, Shoot Out the Window

Cool Green Science

These photos by Erika Nortemann — of Andros Island in the Bahamas — have been my virtual sun and warmth through long weeks of snow and ice when even the air seems gray. Andros is the largest island in the Bahamas. Erika Nortemann In September 2014, I was traveling with The Nature Conservancy’s Global Board of Directors as they visited our work on Andros Island in The Bahamas.

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Hurricane Dorian threatens endangered bird species

AGreenLiving

Those living on the Abaco and Grand Bahama islands recently met Dorian as the hurricane’s 185 mph winds wrecked havoc on the islands, destroying and damaging about 13,000 homes. While the hurricane has raised much concern over the rising death tolls and destruction to the island, it also raised concern for endangered species who call the island home, such as the critically endangered Bahama nuthatch.

Sand as an exhaustible resource

Environmental Economics

A third option is buying sand from countries in the Caribbean, possibly the Bahamas. It looks like they are running out of sand in south Florida: Offshore sand has always been the first choice to counter beach erosion. It is inexpensive and does not disrupt reefs or marine life. This is why the Army Corps and the state are hoping that Martin and St. Lucie Counties will come around and free up some of their sand, which could then be dredged and shipped farther south.

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Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012

Green Home Blog

The Bahamas. In 2011, the Bahamas banned shark fishing. Top 10 Best Eco-Holiday Destinations 2012. It is nice to be with family during the holidays but for some it can be a challenge. If you are one who embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle and wants to get away from it all or the family scene just may be a little too much this year, here are the top 10 best eco-holiday destinations in 2012 as reported by the all-volunteer, not-for-profit organization Ethical Traveler.

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Diving Robot Will Protect Whales from Sonar

Eco Friendly Daily

It rides on an autonomous vehicle called a Slocum Glider and, fresh from a trial run in the Bahamas, it’s getting ready for another launch in Australia. Jim Theriault of Defence Research and Development Canada, Dartmouth, was in charge of the Bahamas trial, and is enthusiastic about the possibilities. “We are entering a new era of underwater sensing,” he says.

Unanticipated Effects of Ecotourism on Wildlife and People

Eco Friendly Daily

A study in the Bahamas found unexpected population changes in Allen Cays rock iguanas after an expansion of ecotourism there, and hypothesized that those changes could also have negative effects on endangered Audubon’s shearwaters. A recent article in Science News shows that ecotourism isn’t always a win-win for nature and local economies.

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We Don’t See Borders — We Just See Blue

Cool Green Science

Kenred Dorsett, Minister from the Bahamas, announced new commitments to marine protected areas for his country and funding for the Caribbean Challenge Initiative that will help the Bahamas protect their ocean, and the livelihoods of those who depend on it. Earth from space: our water world. Courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center). Written By Lynne Zeitlin Hale , Director, Global Marine Initiative for The Nature Conservancy.

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Unanticipated Effects of Ecotourism on Wildlife and People

Eco Friendly Daily

A study in the Bahamas found unexpected population changes in Allen Cays rock iguanas after an expansion of ecotourism there, and hypothesized that those changes could also have negative effects on endangered Audubon’s shearwaters. A recent article in Science News shows that ecotourism isn’t always a win-win for nature and local economies.

Our Oceans, Ourselves

The Green Changemakers

In 2000, building on its pioneering efforts in establishing Land and Sea Parks, the Commonwealth of The Bahamas initiated one of the world's first networks of marine reserves. The project, which is focusing on the Bahamas as a model system, will hopefully be extended to other marine areas in the Caribbean and across the globe.

Eurasian Collared Dove: Have You Seen This Bird?

Nature Conservancy - Science

In the 1970s, the Eurasian collared dove was introduced to the Bahamas. Eurasian collared dove. Photo: lruka under a Creative Commons license. By Matt Miller, senior science writer. The Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC)– one of the largest citizen science initiatives in the world – annually documents a wide variety of bird population trends. To my mind, one of the most interesting has been the dramatic spread of the non-native Eurasian collared dove across North America.

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The Fish Nerd’s Holiday Book List

Nature Conservancy - Science

Sharks of the Shallows: Coastal Species in Florida and the Bahamas. While sharks inhabit ocean environments around the globe, few places are home to such a diversity of shark species as the shallow waters of Florida and the Bahamas. I recently reviewed eight books for the naturalist on your holiday list , covering topics from de-extinction to domestication, from mussels to manatees. But I have a special love of fish books, so here are additional picks for all the fish nerds.

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7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

Eco Chic

Image via Small Hope Bay Lodge , a low-impact destination on Andros Island, Bahamas. The Bahamas might be home to a vast array of resorts, but it also has plenty of options for those looking to live a simpler lifestyle. Images by 16:9clue used under the Creative Commons license. Traveling to beautiful places is always fun, especially ones whose scenic beauty is untouched by human hands and developed in a sustainable and environmentally positive way.

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Study Shows Beaked Whale Sensitivity To Sonar

Eco Friendly Daily

A recent study took place in the Bahamas due to the past beaching of beaked whales on multiple occasions after sonar tests. Sonar use has been studied for more than a decade regarding its impact on whales and dolphins. Multiple court cases have been battled in order to reduce or eliminate sonar use in various parts of the United States. The U.S.

North Carolina Now Home to One of US’ Greenest Hotels

Eco Friendly Daily

Also, in the Bahamas, a new green, luxury resort will be built on Star Island. As the green hotel trend continues to spread around the globe, it is the aptly named Green Valley in the town of Greensboro, North Carolina that looks to be setting the pace for other eco-friendly city hotels.

Snow Birds: 10 Birds to Look for in Winter

Nature Conservancy - Science

Serious birders still swoon when they think back on the winter of 2013-2014, when thousands of Snowy Owls irrupted into the lower 48, turning up as far south as Florida and the Bahamas. Attention new birders: I have news for you. Winter is not the off-season. Sure, it’s absolutely frigid outside, a meager 20 species is a good day, and by the time January rolls around you never want to see another raft of ducks for as long ask you live. Okay, at least not until next winter.).

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Tiny Snakes

Eco Friendly Daily

They are also found in the Caribbean in the Bahamas, Hispaniola, and the Lesser Antilles. I had no idea snakes came in any form other than the typical sizes of big and bigger. That is, until I heard of snakes that are mere centimeters long. An entire species of small snakes exists, with the tiniest one being recently found in Barbados. These tiny creatures are known under the family category of Leptotyphlopidae.

Natural Shampoo in Refillable, Reusable Bottles: YES!

Eco Chic

After 10 years working in environmental education and advocacy in the Bahamas, Lindsey McCoy moved back to the US ready to explore new, exciting ways to make an impact on the environment. We go to great lengths to tote and refill our re-usable water bottles everywhere, but why don’t most of us (ahem, me) re-think how we’re using and consuming shampoo, conditioner and body washes?

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Healthy Coastal Habitats: Examples for Nature and People

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Nature Conservancy’s Bahamas chapter and local partners have been working with conch fisherman to better understand their knowledge, attitudes, and practices around the conch fishery. However, a series of focus groups on three islands in the Bahamas revealed that the initial assumption was wrong.

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Eco Chick Escapes to: Barbados’ SeaU Guesthouse

Eco Chic

The hammocks that overlook the ocean below at SeaU Guesthouse in the Bahamas. Getting away—really getting away—is harder than it’s ever been. That’s why it’s so important to seek out those places that embody being a new place, that exemplify both their locale and that unique mental relaxing-letting go that makes a vacation so very special. The SeaU Guesthouse in Bathsheba, Barbados fulfills all those authentic getaway desires.

World’s Largest Shark Sanctuary Created By Marshall Islands

Eco Friendly Daily

The Bahamas followed the Palau announcement with one of their own, pledging to protect their 243,000 square miles of waters for shark species. Sharks have been present on the planet for more than 400 million years and are represented by hundreds of different species. Despite their long standing presence on the planet, sharks are now considered by many to be at risk of extinction, especially particular species.

Wiring Up the Caribbean: Designing Marine Protected Areas for Coral Reef Connectivity

Nature Conservancy - Science

The Marxan modeling shows that the Mesoamerican reef, the Bahamas, and Cuba are all key to maintain coral reef connectivity in the Gulf, acting as corridors across the region. Incorporating coral reef connectivity into marine protected area design is critical for the long-term survival of coral reefs. But in the Caribbean, the current network of protected areas leaves out 77 percent of coral reefs with high connectivity value, according to new study published in PLOS One.

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Venomous Visitors

Eco Friendly Daily

The Bahamas are particularly hard hit – with lionfish spotted in shallow and deep water, around beaches and in mangrove swamps. The tropical lionfish is a popular sight in many aquaria. Drifting peacefully, few visitors can really imagine the threat of those venomous spines. Divers might imagine that they have to travel to the western Pacific to catch a glimpse of a wild lionfish. Not any longer. In fact, lionfish can now be seen in the Caribbean.

Fire Up The Grill: gluten and soy-free recipes for a healthy summer

Eco-Vegan Girl

There are some options on the shelves, like Sunshine Burgers , Bahama Rice Burgers , and Asherah's Gourmet Quinoa Burgers. A reader asked if I knew of any veggie dogs that were free of gluten and soy, and I was stumped. Though I don't often eat veggie dogs, something about the summer (especially July 4th) makes them sound so appealing.

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7 Resources for Natural History Nerds

Nature Conservancy - Science

Queen conch shell inhabited by a hermit crab in the shallow coastal water of Warderick Wells Cay in the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, Bahamas. This post feels a little bit like a confession. Hi, my name is Cara and I’m a natural history nerd. Happily for me, it’s a great time for that particular affliction because so much information about our world is online, easily accessible and interactive. Want to identify that feather you found on a hike?

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Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: eco-wow Laguna Lodge

Green Traveler Guides

They turned their shared knowledge and zest for world travel into a company that designed and produced environmentally responsible goods for exportation in the Bahamas and Indonesia. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

Conscious in the Caribbean: Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts

Eco Chic

I love the Caribbean, from the Virgin Islands (British and US) to the Antilles and the Bahamas, and over my lifetime I’ve seen many of the gorgeous isles that populate that special sea between North and South America. There are always enough chairs and shade on Bucuti’s portion of the beautiful Eagle Beach! A low density of guests ensures no annoying overcrowding on the beach or anywhere else at the resort.

Shocking analysis by country of years left to zero emissions

Green Blog

“Australia is committed to a greedy and inhumane course of climate exceptionalism, climate racism and climate injustice.&#. We all know that we have to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution and eventually reach zero emissions.

Island Nations can fight Climate Genocide with Carbon Debt & Carbon Credit Analysis

Green Blog

At the 2011 Durban Climate Conference the US, with the help of its climate criminal lackeys Australia and Canada, again succeeded in preventing requisite international climate change action. It was reported that Island States had again pleaded with other representatives to avert “ climate genocide ” but their pleas fell on deaf ears at Durban, as at Cancun, as at Copenhagen.

Analysis by country of fossil fuel burning-based Carbon Debt and Carbon Credit

Green Blog

Fossil fuel burning yielding the greenhouse gas (GHG) carbon dioxide (CO2) is a major component of man-made global warming. In relation to carbon pollution from the burning of fossil fuels, Net Carbon Debt is equal to the Historical Carbon Debt (from fossil fuel burning since the start of the Industrial Revolution in circa 1750) minus the Carbon Credit (the residual carbon pollution from fossil fuel burning permitted between now and zero emissions in 2050).