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Cruise scoping update given to EAB

Cruise scoping update given to EAB

| 21/01/2020 | 24 Comments

(CNS): Government and Verdant Isle Port Partners, the consortium of developers picked to build the proposed cruise dock, submitted their scoping update to the Environmental Advisory Board (EAB) Tuesday, on the eve of a court case that will decide the future of this controversial facility.

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Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

Airport wildlife transferred to new ponds

| 21/01/2020 | 40 Comments

(CNS): Dozens of birds and animals living in and around the ponds on the airfield at Owen Roberts International Airport have been relocated to new homes, officials have said. The Cayman Islands Airports Authority is due to start work on filling the ponds as part of the project to improve the airport’s apron, runway and […]

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Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

Over 180 parrots registered in DoE amnesty

| 16/01/2020 | 29 Comments

(CNS): More than 180 parrots were registered during the Department of Environment ongoing amnesty but DoE officials believe there are many more in people’s homes. The department is urging people who have any in captivity to come clean and register them so they will be allowed to keep their pet parrots in future. The amnesty, […]

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CCMI in push to promote need for healthy reefs

CCMI in push to promote need for healthy reefs

| 15/01/2020 | 3 Comments

(CNS): The Central Caribbean Marine Institute (CCMI) is launching a new campaign this year to promote the need for healthy coral reefs and why they are critical to the well-being of the oceans and the Cayman Islands in general. The new campaign, “We Need Healthy Reefs”, comes against the backdrop of government’s plans to construct […]

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Protect Cayman’s marine life

Protect Cayman’s marine life

| 14/01/2020 | 30 Comments

Courtney Platt writes: Nassau Grouper recovery in the Sister Isles is going well, which is wonderful news for their tourism attraction. But, please notice the very brief mention of the less than 500 remaining island-wide in Grand Cayman. The other five species of large groupers are not much better off here either. We closed the […]

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Oceans hotter than ever in 2019

Oceans hotter than ever in 2019

| 14/01/2020 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The world’s oceans reached record temperatures last year caused by the “irrefutable and accelerating” heating of the planet, scientists said in the latest warnings about the affects of climate change. The research released this week is based on data from numerous sources and showed that the seas in 2019 were the warmest in recorded […]

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Fisherfolk credited for grouper project success

Fisherfolk credited for grouper project success

| 13/01/2020 | 20 Comments

(CNS): One of the lead scientists behind the Nassau grouper conservation project in Cayman, which is receiving accolades all over the world, has credited local fisherfolk for their sacrifice, which enabled the conservation work. Department of Environment researcher Croy McCoy, one of the lead authors on the report published in the academic press this month, […]

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Trust members back court case

Trust members back court case

| 13/01/2020 | 17 Comments

(CNS): Members of the National Trust for the Cayman Islands have overwhelmingly backed the non-profit organisation’s decision to take legal action against government over its proposed cruise port project. The Trust held its first ever extraordinary general meeting in its 33-year history last week to discuss the case. Executive Director Nadia Hardie told members that […]

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2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

2019 a hot, dry year for Cayman

| 13/01/2020 | 50 Comments

(CNS): As scientists around the world release their weather measurements for 2019, showing that last year was the second hottest year on record for the planet and ending the hottest driest decade ever recorded, local weather experts have also confirmed that it was also dry and hot in Cayman. Although the year started with the […]

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Carnival still polluting, US court finds

Carnival still polluting, US court finds

| 10/01/2020 | 64 Comments

(CNS): A US court has found more environmental violations by Carnival Corporation, despite it being on probation for pollution felonies and at risk of more multi-million dollar fines. Representatives for Carnival, which is one of government’s partners on the controversial cruise berthing project here, were in court Wednesday for a judge to assess the progress […]

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Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

Cayman Eco offers free ‘climate science lunch and learn’

| 09/01/2020

(CNS Local Life): Cayman Eco, a local environmental non-profit organisation, is aiming to educate the general public in the Cayman Islands on the threats presented by global climate change by offering free ‘climate science lunch and learn’ sessions for local businesses. Tammy Kelderman, an environmental sociologist and founder of Cayman Eco, explained that 97% of […]

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