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
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
Food Waste: Is there cause for concern?
Author: Jerdayne Hayles According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), it is estimated that 20-30% of food produced in Jamaica is wasted. This is equivalent to US $7 billion. Food is one of the most common waste items sent to landfills. At these landfills, food produces the greenhouse gas methane on a large scale… Continue reading Food Waste: Is there cause for concern?
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
Geothermal Energy: A Climate Change Solution?
Author: Jerdayne Hayles The worldwide changes in climate and the environment have become a key focal point for society as of recently, with small scale movements initiated to combat these disturbances. Fast-tracked global warming, in particular, makes it increasingly difficult for regions to adapt and mitigate effectively. The burning of fossil fuels largely contributes to… Continue reading Geothermal Energy: A Climate Change Solution?