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Underwater trip to raise awareness

Underwater trip to raise awareness

| 21/10/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): With over 20 acres of pristine coral reef and two historic shipwrecks in the direct line of fire from the proposed cruise berthing facility in George Town, a number of local environmental campaign groups have come together to organise an underwater awareness tour. People are invited to climb aboard the Nautilus semi-submersible to see […]

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Video shows CI’s own floating plastic patch

Video shows CI’s own floating plastic patch

| 17/10/2019 | 31 Comments

(CNS): Video footage taken less than two miles off the George Town shoreline this week shows that the Cayman Islands is growing its own floating plastic garbage patch. The film and pictures taken by Delwin McLaughlin were re-posted all over social media and raised the alarm for local activists, especially Plastic Free Cayman, which continues […]

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Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

Cayman reefs in fair health, say experts

| 16/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Researchers at the Central Caribbean Marine Institute in Little Cayman said the results of work conducted throughout last year on local reefs has revealed that the coral cover has declined since the last survey 20 years ago from 21% to 17%, leaving them in fair rather than good health. Marking its 20th anniversary, CCMI […]

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Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

Developer to explain shoreline work to CPA

| 15/10/2019 | 35 Comments

(CNS): The developer behind the Rum Point Club condos, who dug up a strip of North Side shoreline without the necessary permission, has been called to explain what happened to the Central Planning Authority, after he made an after-the-fact application for the work two years later. Meanwhile, another Rum Point landowner who cleared a site, […]

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Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

Verdant: moving coral won’t fully mitigate impact

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The consortium picked by government to build the controversial cruise berthing project has admitted that plans to relocate and cultivate coral will not fully mitigate the impact of the project on the marine environment. Although members of Verdant Isle expressed high confidence earlier this month that moving the pristine ancient coral from George Town […]

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IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

IMF: Global tax needed to tackle climate change

| 11/10/2019 | 36 Comments

(CNS): The International Monetary Fund has said that there is an urgent need for world governments to agree on making fossil fuel burning much more expensive in order to mitigate the impacts of climate change. A global tax is the most efficient way of fighting the challenge, the IMF said in a report released Thursday. […]

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Pirates plan raid on plastic

Pirates plan raid on plastic

| 10/10/2019 | 2 Comments

(CNS): Pirates will be joining forces with a local NGO next month for a raid on plastic at Safehaven. The Pirates Week Festival announced this week that it has brought back the beach clean-up to this year’s festival and will be partnering with Plastic Free Cayman. Melanie McField, Pirates Week General Manager, said that anyone […]

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Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

Approval sought for 2-year-old shoreline work

| 08/10/2019 | 62 Comments

(CNS): More than two years after a developer, without permission, ripped up a slice of the North Side shoreline close to a turtle nesting area, he is now seeking after the fact approval for the assault on the coast. According to the Central Planning Authority agenda, to be heard Wednesday, the Rum Point Club is […]

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POF activists battle Brac beaches

POF activists battle Brac beaches

| 07/10/2019 | 20 Comments

(CNS): Students on Grand Cayman leading the environmental charge locally were recruiting new supporters in Cayman Brac at the weekend. Activists from the Protect Our Future campaign as well as Plastic Free Cayman and the National Trust visited schools and hosted a meet and greet at Popo Jeb’s Pizza to discuss the issues and help […]

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Cruise lines still polluting

Cruise lines still polluting

| 07/10/2019 | 70 Comments

(CNS): Environmental credentials claimed by the cruise lines partnering with the Verdant Isle group during their recent visit to the Cayman Islands rang hollow after a US federal judge said that Carnival Corporation was still not doing enough to fix the ocean pollution it caused. Activists campaigning against the cruise port that Verdant Isle has […]

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Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

Adult iguana numbers drop 90%

| 01/10/2019 | 46 Comments

(CNS): Even though this year saw a vast number of hatchlings emerge during the green iguana breeding season, the national cull has cut the number of this invasive reptile dramatically. One year after the army of registered cullers hit the bush, they have reduced the population by more than 90%, officials from the Department of […]

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