By: Jordaina Denton Coral Reefs Coral reefs are one of the most significant and breathtaking structures in our ocean. Millions of coral polyps held together by calcium carbonate make up their structure. Despite occupying less than 0.1% of the ocean, coral reefs - nicknamed the ‘rainforest of the sea’ - form some of the most… Continue reading The Ocean’s Life Source: Coral Reefs (Part I)
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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￼
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?
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
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?