The Caribbean Summit: Leaders Valuing Nature

Cool Green Science

Later this month, I’ll be honored to join the first Caribbean Summit of Political and Business Leaders in the British Virgin Isles. Hosted by Premier Orlando Smith of the British Virgin Islands, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada and Sir Richard Branson, Founder of Virgin Group, the Summit will allow leaders to exchange ideas, share experiences and successes, and strengthen collaboration on conservation across the region.

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Virgin Islands. Another missed opportunity: From the inbox: The National Marine Fisheries Service has two positions for marine resource economists with the Social Science Research Group at the Southeast Fisheries Science Center in Miami, FL. The Southeast Fisheries Science Center conducts basic and applied research to support management of living marine resources in federal waters off southeastern coastal waters of the U.S.

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Magical Eco-Paradise: Caneel Bay in St. John, USVI

Eco Chic

Those who’ve visited the island share one thing in common: a deep-seeded fear the masses will flock to their hidden gem. It’s the smallest, least developed and the most stunning of the three major United States Virgin Islands. John is home to breath-taking white-sand beaches, framed by the forests of Virgin Islands National Park , which covers 60 percent of the island.

US Oil Exports: Three Basic Pictures

Sightline Daily

About half moved to Canada and more than a quarter went to the Virgin Islands. As new debates over pipelines and oil trains heat up, I’ve been asked by all kinds of folks about the nature and history of US oil exports. So as a reference, here’s a quick look at some of the fundamentals. The US exports very little crude oil.

NOAA report shows climate change is killing Floridas coral reefs

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including around the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa and Hawaii. A status report released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) shows that overall, coral reefs in the U.S.

The Klepto-Octopus and Other Adventures in Coral Reef Restoration

Nature Conservancy - Science

I have been working to restore coral reefs in the US Virgin Islands, and the wider Caribbean for more four years now and what I observe during these adventures never ceases to amuse and entertain me. Photo: Kemit-Amon Lewis/TNC. By Kemit-Amon Lewis, Caribbean Coral Conservation Manager. An octopus that steals coral? Dolphin volunteers? Welcome to the unexpected side of coral reef restoration.

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Your sunscreen is killing baby coral reefs

Green Prophet

The researchers found concentrations of oxybenzone in the US Virgin Islands to be 23 times higher than the minimum considered toxic to corals. We’ve read reports that it can cause cancer (and that sunscreen doesn’t really work to prevent skin cancer ), but yet – doctors say you need sunscreen in the sun. While the daily use of sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher is widely acknowledged as essential to skin cancer prevention, it is hurting the sea.

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7 Embracing Eco-Caribbean Summer Destinations

Eco Chic

Virgin Islands by F. On the US mainland it is difficult to find a good piece of coast that hasn’t been developed to the point of losing its natural beauty, but fortunately two-thirds of St John is devoted to the Virgin Islands National Park. The island is mainly home to private residences and small guesthouses, and features a buzzing village life filled with artists, open-air cafés, and restaurants. Images by 16:9clue used under the Creative Commons license.

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IUCN: Caribbean Coral Reefs Declining Significantly

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Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Florida Keys have less than fifteen percent of the reefs covered in live coral. Recent studies have found that the world’s coral are in considerable danger of disappearing due to a number of environmental pressures. These pressures include fishing, pollution, disease, global warming and ocean acidification. Overall, an estimated seventy-five percent of the world’s coral reefs are at risk.

Record Ocean Temperatures Recorded In July

Eco Friendly Daily

Coral in the Florida Keys, Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam are already showing signs of bleaching. The National Climatic Data Center, which is overseen by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, recently announced that the world’s oceans experienced record temperatures this July. The ocean temperatures have been recorded for approximately 130 years and this past July was the warmest of any of the months previously recorded.

State of North America’s Birds Report Released to Commemorate Centennial of the First Migratory Bird Treaty

Nature Conservancy - Science

They are threatened by ocean pollution, over-fishing, energy extraction, invasive species on islands that depredate nests, and climate change. Virgin Islands, and Mexico. One hundred years ago, North Americans united for birds. August 16, 2016, marks the 100 th anniversary of the first Migratory Bird Treaty. This groundbreaking international agreement between the United States and Canada, signed by Great Britain’s King George V on Canada’s behalf and U.S.

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Paris Talks Reveal New Kind of Global Empathy

Cool Green Science

Hallie Sacks/ TNC While our changing climate is affecting us all, it’s undeniably having a larger impact on strangers who are very far from our own lives and experiences: Fishermen living on remote islands in the Pacific that even the travel magazines don’t go to photograph; Pastoral herdsmen living on the fringe of deserts and grassland; Urban dwellers in growing countries seldom mentioned here in Paris.

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Island Mongoose: Conservation Villain or Scapegoat? Or Both?

Nature Conservancy - Science

It sounds like your standard invasive species narrative: Mongoose is introduced to island to control pests, mongoose instead eats native species. The Mongoose Comes to the Island. Island paradise: Mongooses found Caribbean islands free of mammalian predators. Just think what it could do for other islands! The succeeding generations of those initial nine mongooses stormed the world – being spread to other Caribbean and Hawaiian islands. Virgin Islands.

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Sea Turtles of St. Croix: Research Benefits Nesting Beaches

Nature Conservancy - Science

Virgin Islands , green and hawksbill sea turtles dramatically increased nesting activity in recent years , the result of a comprehensive effort that not only protects turtles from threats, but also provides substantial data on the population. Read more about the devastating impacts non-native mongoose have on island fauna, and conservationists are addressing this invasive threat, in an upcoming Cool Green Science blog). A green sea turtle nests on St. Croix.

Q&A with Henry Paulson: Dialogues on the Environment

Cool Green Science

From the time the kids were in upper grade school and middle school, we took trips over the Christmas break to nature-focused places, such as the Okefenokee Swamp and Cumberland Island in Georgia; Costa Rica; Maho Bay campground in St. John, Virgin Islands; the llanos of Venezuela; the southern coast and highlands of Belize. Simons Island – a relatively unspoiled barrier island off the coast of Georgia.

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10 National Monuments You’ve Never Heard Of

Nature Conservancy - Science

Chiricahua is one of several mountain ranges that rise up from the desert grassland floor like islands in a sea of grass, hence the name Madrean Archipelago. Also called sky islands, these high-elevation mountains on the southern Arizona-New Mexico boarder are biodiversity hotspots because they sit at the convergence of four ecological regions: the Sonoran Desert, Chihuahuan Desert, the Rocky Mountains, and Sierra Madre Mountains. Buck Island Reef National Monument , U.S.

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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. Some islands have been settled for hundreds of years, and some not until recently. There are always enough chairs and shade on Bucuti’s portion of the beautiful Eagle Beach!

10 Best Coastal Eco-Resorts

Green Life Smart Life

Eco cred: Anjajavy has brought economic development and health programs to a remote and poor corner of the island. Virgin Islands – More than 30 years ago, the granddaddy of today’s eco-resorts opened on St. Summer is finally approaching. After what seems like an eternity, the sun is coming out to play and the warm temperatures have everyone dreaming of a summer vacation.

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

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Monaco (2.1), San Marino (1.9), Gibraltar (1.7), Saint Barthélemy (0.5), Saint Pierre et Miquelon (0.4), Falklands Islands (0.2), Vatican City (0.05). India), less than 3 (many African and Island countries), 3.2 (the The present fossil fuel-based Carbon Debt analysis provides a quantitative basis for such transfers and should be used by Island States, mega-delta countries and other threatened Climate Creditor countries to force urgently needed climate change action.