September 23, 2018

Alexandra Cousteau announced as keynote speaker at CCMI’s Festival of Seas Awards and Gala

September 18, 2018 CCMI is proud to announce that Alexandra Cousteau will be the keynote speaker at the Festival of Seas Awards and Gala 2018, held on 3 November at Grand Old House. A National Geographic Emerging Explorer, filmmaker and globally recognized advocate on water issues, Alexandra Cousteau continues the legacy of her renowned grandfather, […]

Cayman Islands: CCMI offers internships for teenage ocean scientists

September 18, 2018 The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) has recently secured a three-year grant to support young local students who are interested in the ocean sciences. The new Ocean Science Scholars programme, funded by the Edmund F. and Virginia B. Ball Foundation, includes two internship awards per year for students about to embark on […]

First phase of elimination of single-use plastic from resorts across seven Caribbean islands

By Dmytro Makarov From eTurbo News Sandals Resorts International Announces First Phase of Elimination of Single-Use Plastic from Resorts Across Seven Caribbean Islands MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, Sept. 17, 2018 — Today, on the first day of Pollution Prevention Week, Sandals Resorts International (SRI) announced that all 19 Sandals and Beaches Resorts across seven Caribbean islands […]

From West Africa to the Caribbean: Building back better after Hurricane Irma

By Maureen Lance-Onyeiwu Head of Project Office in Antigua and Barbuda, From UNDP It was November 2017 and I had spent another hectic and eventful day working on the world’s most severe humanitarian crises as UNDP’s Early Recovery Programme Coordinator in north-east Nigeria. I had just returned to the Humanitarian Base Camp in Maiduguri when […]

19 Sep Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 2 TD

19 Sep Wed 2018 Tropical Report   Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Sep 19 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: 1. A large area of disturbed weather located a little more than 1000 miles east of the Windward Islands is associated with […]

Hurricane Isaac mysteriously disappears, Jamaica spared

By Wonita Stephens From Guyana Guardian Guyana Guardian – Weather forecasters had predicted last Thursday that remnants of Hurricane Isaac were scheduled to hit parts of Jamaica on Saturday (yesterday). But scientists are now saying that Isaac has disappeared into thin air by 5am Saturday morning, signalling the sudden death of the storm. “We could no longer […]

US: FEMA postpones ‘Presidential Alert’ test

By Jeffrey Rodack From Newsmax The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s “Presidential Alert” test, which was scheduled for Thursday, has been delayed until to Oct. 3. FEMA announced the postponement, citing the “ongoing response effort to Hurricane Florence,” according to NBC News. And in a tweet, the agency noted: “Due to severe weather across much of […]

What it’s really like to fly into a hurricane, and why it’s a critical part of your forecast

By Hilary Brueck Sfrom Business Insider Hurricane hunters have been flying directly into storms for 75 years. There’s no better way to get a clear, accurate picture of how strong and windy a hurricane is. Scientists in the airplane measure the wind speeds and pressure inside hurricanes. It’s information we can’t get from satellites. They […]

Large-scale wind and solar farms in the Sahara would increase heat, rain, vegetation

BY DIANA YATES  | LIFE SCIENCES EDITOR, U. OF I. NEWS BUREAU Using a new climate-modeling approach, U. of I. postdoctoral researcher Yan Li and his colleagues found that a massive wind and solar installation in the Sahara Desert could have beneficial climatic and ecological effects. CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Wind and solar farms are known to […]

Birth defects cluster not just down to Zika

By: Rodrigo de Oliveira Andrade From Sci Dev Net Speed read Unusual cluster of microcephaly probed in northeastern Brazil Number of cases increased 20-fold from 2010 to 2015 Poverty, poor environmental management may increase risk [SAO PAULO] The Zika virus may not have acted alone to cause an unusual cluster of microcephaly cases in northeastern […]