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Deep-Sea Mining, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

The Shrinking Fish Population and Deep-Sea Mining

You probably had tuna sometime last month. Perhaps, you never gave it a second thought because it tasted great and is normally in stock at your favourite supermarket. Have you ever considered the day it might not be available? The International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) reports that numerous tuna stocks are currently overfished. This means… Continue reading The Shrinking Fish Population and Deep-Sea Mining

Education, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

Ocean Threats

By Jordaina Denton “Water and air, the two essential fluids on which all life depends, have become global garbage cans” – Jacques Cousteau. The ocean is one of the world’s greatest mysteries; so much is known, yet so much more is left to be discovered. It is home to various forms of life, many of… Continue reading Ocean Threats

Advocacy, Marine Sciences, Science, sustainability

What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining 

By: Dahvia Hylton and Jhada Haughton If you haven’t recently heard the term ‘deep-sea mining’, it’s likely that will change in the coming months. From the 18th of July to the 29th, some very important meetings will be held in Jamaica surrounding this very topic. Last year, a little-known legal provision called the ‘two-year rule'… Continue reading What You Need to Know About Deep-Sea Mining 

climate change, Marine Sciences, Science

Coastal Erosion: Climate Change is altering our coastlines

By: Jhada Haughton A Disappearing Beach “It’s like wi don’t have any beach, ah just water wi have”. These were the words of Hellshire resident, Joseph Buckley, to TVJ in a recent interview. It may be a hard pill to swallow to some, but he wasn’t exaggerating. Between 2004 and 2022, Hellshire has lost more… Continue reading Coastal Erosion: Climate Change is altering our coastlines

Education, sustainability

Why does Environmental Education Matter?

By: Toshaunaé Norris In sixth-form Biology, I learned about the importance of ecosystems, conservation, and maintaining biodiversity under the umbrella topic of "ecology." During these lessons, we discussed real-life environmental issues in our country, like conerns with mining in the Dry Harbour Mountains.This is an area that I had driven by frequently on my way… Continue reading Why does Environmental Education Matter?

Events, JCCYC

JCCYC Climate Ribbon 2022: An Expression of Arts

‘The Climate Ribbon was exactly what I needed. Sometimes the fight against climate change feels insurmountable and with the majority of our work being online from different locations, it was great to see everyone and reaffirm our commitments to the environment and to each other. I also have found great healing through art and was… Continue reading JCCYC Climate Ribbon 2022: An Expression of Arts

Advocacy, Restoration, sustainability

Treading Lightly : Recognizing The Importance of Our Mangroves Before Its Too Late

Written By : Damario Patterson / Content Writer “Mangroves are magical forests where we discover nature’s secrets. They straddle the connection between land and sea and nature and humans''. This how Anne Birch, Marine Conservation Manager at The Nature Conservancy in Florida describes mangroves and their importance to the survival of animals – both aquatic… Continue reading Treading Lightly : Recognizing The Importance of Our Mangroves Before Its Too Late

JCCYC, Stories, sustainability

The Carbon Neutral Initiative: An Invention By A Young Inventor

The Carbon Neutral Initiative is a Jamaican-born company found in an attempt to battle against Global Environmental and Third World Economic Issues. The main aim of this venture is to develop technologies and create solutions that target critical issues such as Global Greenhouse emissions by the transportation sector as well as Energy security and Soil… Continue reading The Carbon Neutral Initiative: An Invention By A Young Inventor

climate change, sustainability

Environmental Implications of Covid-19 On Our Earth

Written by: Donjanelle Robinson “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” Even in 2021, this 19th-century quote still proves relevant as it perfectly captures the impact of the pandemic on the environment thus far. The pandemic has quickly crept into seemingly every aspect of life. From tourism, media, entertainment, and… Continue reading Environmental Implications of Covid-19 On Our Earth