January 24, 2020

We cannot keep jumping from crisis to crisis, IFAD’s Chief Strategist to tell world leaders in Istanbul

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Rome, 19 May 2016 – With more than 60 million people across the world reeling from the drought caused by El Niño, Josefina Stubbs from the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has a strong message for leaders gathering at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul next week. “The demand for emergency assistance cannot […]

Cayman Islands marine charity makes waves with research

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The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) have recently presented their findings on Cayman’s marine ecosystems at the 45th Benthic Ecology Meeting in Portland, Maine. From March 16th through the 19th, the annual conference welcomed over 400 top marine ecologists and benthic researchers from a variety of fields. CCMI’s Research Technician, Hunter Hughes was joined by […]

First look at 2016 Hurricane Season: unusually big question marks

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By Bob Henson From Weather Underground Even more than one might expect, the 2016 Atlantic hurricane season is shaping up with both high- and low-end possibilities, based on preliminary thoughts released Thursday by a team at Colorado State University. The CSU project, founded by Dr. William Gray with Dr. Phil Klotzbach now serving as lead […]

Caribbean should prepare for landslides and flooding

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BRIDGETOWN – The drought conditions which have affected the region since late 2014 to early 2015 are expected to subside by the start of the 2016 Hurricane Season; but in their place the Caribbean should prepare for the risks of landslides and flash floods. This is the warning from Caribbean Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology […]

Foster’s Food Fair Cayman Islands: Another market affected by El Niño

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Following the official Press Release issued earlier this week, Foster’s Food Fair – IGA would like to announce that bad weather has affected Florida corn growers, and high prices into spring will be the likely result. Following the torrential rains in December, and the rainy, windy weather on January 15th, large scale damage was done […]

Historic drought affects 1 million people in Cuba

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From teleSUR Rice production will only meet 60 percent of the amount required to satisfy national consumption due to the drought. Over one million people are being affected by a severe drought in Cuba, causing a major drop in rice production, experts said Wednesday. More than 70 percent of the Caribbean island’s territory is affected […]

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Caribbean affected mostly by a strong El Niño. La Nina could be in for the 2016 season

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From Soualiga News Today MIAMI/SINT MAARTEN – The 2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season is just about to come to a close on Monday, November 30th. This feature provides an analysis of the 2015 season and a brief look ahead at the 2016 season. Brian McNoldy, works in cyclone research at the University of Miami’s world-renowned Rosenstiel […]

Earth has its hottest summer and hottest August on record

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By Jeff Masters From Weather Underground August 2015 was Earth’s hottest August on record, and the Northern Hemisphere summer period of June-July-August was the hottest summer since record keeping began in 1880, said NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) on Thursday. NASA rated August 2015 as the 2nd warmest August on record, a scant […]

Scientists raise odds of El Niño this year to at least 70%

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By Andrew Freedman From Mashable There is a greater than 70% chance that an El Niño event will kick off in the equatorial tropical Pacific Ocean during the next four months, the Australian Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said in a long-range forecast released on Tuesday. El Niño events are characterized by above average sea surface […]