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Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

Colorado predicts 14 storms in 2018 season

| 09/04/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): The first official prediction for the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane season has been published by researchers; weather experts from Colorado State University and the storm seers are calling for 14 named storms, seven of which will become hurricanes and three of those are forecast to reach the highe [...]

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Governor calls for balance over environment

Governor calls for balance over environment

| 04/04/2018 | 37 Comments
(CNS): The governor has said that it is important to strike a balance in order to protect the Cayman Islands and that it is vital to protect the environment while protecting the country’s prosperity. Anwar Choudhury has stated on a number of occasions since his arrival that he will be prioriti [...]

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Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

Hurricane seer hints at busy season ahead

| 27/03/2018 | 29 Comments
(CNS): Colorado State University hurricane researcher Phil Klotzbach has hinted at a busy hurricane season for the Atlantic this year. Speaking at the US National Hurricane Conference in Florida, less than two weeks before he releases his April forecast, he warned that 2018 is going to be active. [...]

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Still no chairperson for conservation council

Still no chairperson for conservation council

| 13/03/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Three months after Christine Rose-Smyth resigned from her position as chair of the National Conservation Council, government officials have still not appointed a replacement. The NCC is scheduled to meet Wednesday for its first meeting of 2018, when it will be dealing with a wide range of is [...]

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Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

Workshops planned to prevent baby turtle deaths

| 13/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment is organising free workshops for architects and electricians this month to help in the fight against the light pollution, which causes numerous baby turtle deaths every nesting season. Last year the number of turtle nests laid in the Cayman Islands was encouragi [...]

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Water Authority encourages conservation

Water Authority encourages conservation

| 12/03/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The Water Authority has noted that in contrast to warnings of drought in the latest bulletin from the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network, local forecasts suggest that Cayman could see higher than usual rainfall in this region for the next few months. But WA officials said [...]

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Cayman warned of potential drought

Cayman warned of potential drought

| 08/03/2018 | 58 Comments
(CNS): Regional experts say there may be a drought in the Cayman Islands this year. Antigua, St Maarten and western Cuba, as well as Cayman, are the Caribbean islands being urged by the Caribbean Drought and Precipitation Monitoring Network to closely monitor water resources in case of a short-ter [...]

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Bryan spearheads Commonwealth climate change council

Bryan spearheads Commonwealth climate change council

| 06/03/2018 | 65 Comments
(CNS): The independent member for George Town Central, Kenneth Bryan, has called on leaders across the Commonwealth to support the creation of a council to closely monitor the impact of climate change on member states to help prepare and mitigate for future challenges. Bryan has been in London ov [...]

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Lobster season comes to an end

Lobster season comes to an end

| 28/02/2018 | 19 Comments
(CNS): Today is the last day this season that people can take lobster from Cayman Islands waters legally. The season closes tomorrow, when it will no longer be lawful to take, purchase, receive or possess lobster originating from Cayman waters. “The closed season is designed to give the local lo [...]

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US mosquito expert lands top job at MRCU

US mosquito expert lands top job at MRCU

| 27/02/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The new head of the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU) is an American mosquito expert, government officials confirmed Tuesday. Dr James “Jim” McNelly will start work in Cayman on Monday, 5 March, when he leaves his current job at the Mosquito Control Division of Volusia County in [...]

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Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

Centre releases 15 turtles at Barkers

| 26/02/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): The Cayman Turtle Centre (formerly the Cayman Turtle Farm) released 15 turtles in the sea at Barkers National Park in West Bay last week as part of its conservation efforts. Officials from the facility said the turtles will join the other 31,000 that have been released into the ocean since t [...]

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