December 18, 2017

Think tank favours taxation over plastic ban

By Avia Collinder From Jamaica Gleaner The clashing views on how to deal with plastic pollutants were on display Wednesday, at a think tank forum organised to assess the waste disposal problem that is seen as out of control. The state-appointed working group on plastic packaging materials has recommended a ban on the use of […]

New book on wastewater re-use in Latin America and the Caribbean

From IWMI In an important first for this region, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published a new bookcompiling a wealth of information on wastewater re-use for agriculture. Available in Spanish, the book was prepared in collaboration with the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and CGIAR Research Program on Water, […]

10 Dec Weather In Cayman

10 Dec Sun 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis The cold front is now located over Jamaica and the few lingering showers across the Cayman area today will dissipate by evening. The Cayman area will continue to experience fresh to strong northerly winds and rough seas associated a high pressure system which continues to builds over […]

9 Dec Weather In Cayman

9 Dec Sat 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Not available. See Weather Forecast Top Right of Website.   Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 88%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.7    HIGH  (Same as yesterday) Temperature: Today’s […]

8 Dec Weather In Cayman

8 Dec Fri 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis   Not available. See Weather Forecast Top Right of Website.   Sunshine just makes the day a little better, but it can also cause sunburns. Check the UV Report below to be prepared Humidity: 89%  (DOWN from yesterday) UV: 6.7    HIGH  (DOWN from yesterday) Temperature: Today’s […]

Caribbean geology reveals past climate extremes

By ELAINE CHIAO From John Hopkins News-Letter Geological investigations can often speak volumes to scientists who are studying the impacts of climate change. Even though multiple hurricanes and other natural disasters have taken their toll on the Caribbean and Bahamian islands in the past year, scientists can still understand the area’s past from abundant geological […]

California fire burns Bel-Air mansions as spread continues

From BBC Residents of Los Angeles’ wealthy Bel-Air neighbourhood have found their homes under threat after another wildfire erupted in California. The so-called Skirball Fire destroyed several homes in the exclusive area, quickly spreading over 150 acres. It is the latest eruption of wildfire in the state, which has already seen widespread destruction from a […]

The Chinese blockage in the global waste disposal system

By Jamie Robertson Business reporter, From BBC News Imagine the world as a global waste disposal system. Now imagine it with a blockage. And what if that waste is backing up around the world, reappearing in places where you really don’t want it to be. That blockage is about to happen in China and the […]

7 Dec Weather In Cayman

7 Dec Thu 2017 Weather In Cayman Synopsis Light to moderate easterly winds and seas are expected over the Cayman area during the next 24 hours as a high pressure system, over the Western Atlantic, continues to weaken in response to a front across the southeastern USA and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Radar images […]

Can Israel save the Caribbean?

From Matzav Following the recent discovery of a miles wide sea of plastic bottles and bags in the Caribbean, plans were afoot for an Israeli company to transform the waste into a usable product, Jerusalem Post reported. Based in Kibbutz Barkai, forty miles north of Tel Aviv, Infimer Technologies, founded by former naval commando Yuval […]