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Biodiversity or Bio-adversity?: A cause for concern

By: Edward Cunningham Biological diversity—or biodiversity—is the variety of life on Earth and the natural patterns it forms. It forms the web of life, of which we are an integral part and upon which we so entirely depend. (UNEP, 2020) This includes a wide variety of plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi, basically, we are talking… Continue reading Biodiversity or Bio-adversity?: A cause for concern

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Impacts of Recycling on the Environment

By Akieva Powell, winner of the Junior Recycling Competition “Reuse, Reduce and Recycle” is a common idea expressed by adults and children alike. What does it mean to recycle? Recycling is the action or process of converting waste into reusable material (Oxford English Dictionary). It’s an opportunity to extend the life of an item by… Continue reading Impacts of Recycling on the Environment

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Colour the Future Part 1: Blue Economy

What exactly does “Blue Economy” mean?   The purpose of a “blue economy” is to stimulate economic growth, while maintaining or improving quality of life without jeopardizing our oceans and coastal environments through a variety of economic activities which include marine biotechnology, marine transport, tourism, fishing among others- as resources and activities are dynamic and diverse… Continue reading Colour the Future Part 1: Blue Economy

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GOJ Damages Trees and Sanctuaries on World Migratory Bird Day

Contributed by Senator Sophia Frazer-Binns, Opposition Spokesperson on Land, Environment & Climate Change The San San Bird Sanctuary sign lies on the ground after road works in San San, Portland, have begun Kingston, October 11, 2021: As nations around the globe celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on October 9, 2021, an agency of the Government… Continue reading GOJ Damages Trees and Sanctuaries on World Migratory Bird Day