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New forecast calls for quieter storm season

New forecast calls for quieter storm season

| 05/07/2018 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Just one month into the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season, experts from Colorado State University have reassessed their seasonal predictions downwards and are now calling for a lot less storm action in our region over the next five months. In its July update, the team, led by Philip Klotzbach, s [...]

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How do you keep scorpions away?

How do you keep scorpions away?

| 05/07/2018
Recently I’ve found a couple of scorpions in my house. I was able to deal with them but have a few questions. How do they get into the house and how do you stop them from coming? Also, am I correct that the scorpions found here are not lethal? [...]

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Conservation for people as well as wildlife

Conservation for people as well as wildlife

| 29/06/2018 | 14 Comments
(CNS): Fred Burton, the head of the Terrestrial Research Unit at the Department of Environment, is urging the public to join in the current public consultations on the latest sites proposed as areas for permanent conservation across the Cayman Islands. Burton said that creating protected areas is no [...]

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Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

Caribbean reefs too weak to survive sea-level rise

| 25/06/2018 | 24 Comments
(CNS): Marine researchers have found that coral reefs in the Caribbean region are no longer capable of growing quickly enough to survive even the most conservative estimates of sea-level rise, in the latest dire prediction about the future of reefs in our area. As disease, coral bleaching, sea tempe [...]

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Leave the sea turtles alone

Leave the sea turtles alone

| 21/06/2018
I saw people at Public Beach recently pick up a turtle that was trying to come in presumably to lay eggs. Only when I said something to them did they put it down and leave it alone, but the turtle then swam back out and didn’t come back. Would you remind people that live and […] [...]

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Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

Weathermen ‘tied-up’ over climate change

| 21/06/2018 | 18 Comments
(CNS): Television weathermen around the world united on Thursday, the summer solstice, to raise awareness about climate change by wearing matching ties. Dozens of TV weather gurus are wearing the specially designed blue to red striped tie for their on-air segments as part of the campaign Meteorolog [...]

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Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

Disease strikes rare coral at 7MB dive site

| 19/06/2018 | 6 Comments
(CNS): The Department of Environment has begun investigating a case of disease which is infecting a rare type of coral that is recognised as a threatened species. What is believed to be an outbreak of black band disease, possibly white plague and even red plague, though the exact cause has not yet b [...]

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Sea-level rise threatening property market

Sea-level rise threatening property market

| 18/06/2018 | 25 Comments
(CNS): More than 300,000 coastal homes in the United States, collectively worth almost $120 billion, are now under threat from sea-level rise within the next 25 years or so, scientists have said, adding to a mounting pile of research warning that coastal flooding is going to become more frequent tha [...]

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Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

Regional BOTs ready for hurricane season after London talks

| 14/06/2018 | 10 Comments
(CNS): The politics of the UK imposing beneficial ownership registers on the territories and the constitutional fallout has been dominating Premier Alden McLaughlin’s visit to the UK this week but the matter of hurricane preparedness has also been high on the agenda. Given that some of the Bri [...]

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World without reefs will be costly, study finds

World without reefs will be costly, study finds

| 12/06/2018 | 12 Comments
(CNS): A new scientific study has revealed a bleak and expensive world without coral reefs to protect our shores. The latest research raising the alarm about the decimation of reefs across the globe was published Tuesday in the journal, Nature Communications, and focuses on the cost to governments a [...]

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Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

Minister ignores marine parks issues on World Oceans Day

| 08/06/2018 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The minister responsible for the environment made no mention of the pressing need to expand the Cayman Islands Marine Parks and improve legal protection for the waters around us, as he delivered a message for World Oceans Day, which is celebrated today, Friday. Dwayne Seymour was handed the [...]

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