February 25, 2017

Study targets warm water rings that fuel hurricane intensification in the Caribbean Sea

From Science Daily Researcher deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments in the region Date: February 23, 2017 Source: University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science Summary: A new study deployed 55 aircraft ocean instruments from the National Oceanographic Atmospheric Administration’s WP-3D aircraft. The purpose of the scientific mission was to measure ocean temperature, […]

Force Blue holds fundraiser at Ocean Institute to help veterans [Cayman Islands first deployment]

By Kristina Pritchett From Dana Point Times  A national organization aiming to help veterans learn new skills used the Ocean Institute as the location for their fundraiser recently. Force Blue, a 501(C)(3) is working to give former combat divers and Special Operations veterans a chance to learn and explore some of the most critically endangered […]

meeco installed biggest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe

Swiss-based solar supplier provides 216 kWp sun2live energy generating system as an off-grid solution to a Zimbabwean company. Many companies in Africa are struggling with electricity scarcity, power cuts and the reliance on diesel generators. The current installation of the so far largest solar energy plant in Zimbabwe with a total capacity of 216 kWp […]

Color-changing hair dye responds to your environment

By Jon Fingas From engadget Fire changes your look based on chemical reactions to temperature Just because you want to color your hair doesn’t mean you want the same color all the time. Wouldn’t it be nice if it could change with the weather, or whether or not you’re inside? You might get your wish. […]

Traffic study ranks Los Angeles as world’s most clogged city

From Reflector When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world DETROIT (AP) — When it comes to getting stuck in traffic on the way to and from work, Los Angeles leads the world. Drivers in the car-crazy California metropolis spent 104 hours each […]

Foster’s Food Fair -IGA supports Cayman Islands CULL for 4th consecutive year

The Cayman Islands Tourism Association (CITA) is happy to announce that Foster’s Food Fair- IGA has once again generously donated $20,000 to the cause of the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL)! The League has been organizing tournaments for over 6 years, where teams compete to cull the very invasive lionfish species that are threatening our […]

Eye on drought possibilities [‘particularly so over the Cayman Islands’]

From Barbados Today Many Caribbean countries experienced a relatively dry January this year and there’s a possibility there could be drought concerns in some places by the end of February, the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network (CDPMN) has warned. In its Caribbean drought bulletin released in Barbados on Monday, the CDPMN said there is, however, […]

Cayman Islands Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment to present 11 bills

The Ministry of Financial Services, Commerce and Environment has prepared 11 bills to strengthen Cayman’s regulatory framework, introduce new financial services vehicles, and improve the local business environment. The bills will be heard at the next meeting of the Legislative Assembly, which starts on Wednesday, 22 February. They are: the Companies Management (Amendment) (No.2) Bill, […]

Cayman Islands: Coral Nursery Conservation Program

From Eco Chic Cayman The Caribbean has already lost 80% of its coral reefs. Grand Cayman Eco Divers in collaboration with the Cayman Islands Department of Environment and various local dive establishments have teamed up for over a year aspiring to maintain coral nurseries to aid in conservation, sustainability and restoration of Cayman’s coral reefs. […]

UK – HERE COMES DORIS! Storm Doris to smash Britain with snow and 80mph raging winds as Met Office warns people ‘be prepared’

BY PAUL HARPER From The Sun UK Widespread disruption could hit the travel network and there are fears “flying debris” may cause various accidents STORM Doris is braced to smash into Britain with ferocious 80mph raging winds and snow, the Met Office has warned. Wintry showers with powerful gusts could hit the UK this week, leading the […]