“In the space of a single human lifetime, society finds itself suddenly confronted with a daunting complex of trade-offs between some of its most important activities and ideals. Recent trends raise disturbing questions about the extent to which today's people may be living at the expense of their descendants, casting doubt upon the cherished goal… Continue reading The Hidden Treasures of the Deep: An Introduction to the Ecosystem Services of the Ocean
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
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
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
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?