October 17, 2021

Plan won’t save Great Barrier Reef: Australian scientists

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From Business Insider Sydney (AFP) – Australian government plans to protect the Great Barrier Reef are inadequate, short-sighted and will not prevent its decline, the country’s pre-eminent grouping of natural scientists said Tuesday. The draft plan, released for consultation last month, was supposed to allay concerns by the United Nations about the reef’s health after […]

Another story about our dying reefs and another warning – take heed

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From DW ‘If we don’t change now we will lose the reefs’ A major study has found Caribbean coral reefs could disappear in 20 years. DW spoke to Carl Gustaf Lundin, director of the global marine and polar programme at the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Coral reef in the Caribbean The report Status […]

Tsunami Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) training in the Caribbean

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The International Tsunami Information Center (ITIC), in collaboration with the CaribbeanBG Elton Lewis, Director Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency [right] receiving his certificate of completion from Ms. Alison Brome (Interim CTIC Director) Tsunami Information Center (CTIC) and the Caribbean Tsunami Warning Program (CTWP) of the United States, with the support of UNESCO’s Intergovernmental Oceanographic […]

Tsunami conspiracy theories in the Caribbean

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By Martín De Ambrosio From SciDevNet [ST THOMAS, VIRGIN ISLANDS] As soon as I arrived at last week’s meeting on tsunami science here in the Caribbean, I encountered two delegates who shared a worrying rumour with me: “Somebody knows something about a tsunami that’s coming soon.” That’s the way rumors work: with ill-defined but arresting […]