Environment

UNITED NATIONS – Caribbean community (CARICOM) leaders have warned the international community that the “the clock is ticking” as the impact of climate change continues to severely affect their countries.

TAMPA, FL - This morning, the Sierra Club released a report that shows a Florida electric utility portfolio of additional renewable energy, storage, and demand-side management (DSM) could consistently meet, and beat, the performance characteristics of new proposed big methane gas fired power plants - and at a lower cost to consumers. That analysis was based on the methodology developed by the  Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) in their new Report, comparing Florida utilities’ fracked gas plants under construction to their potential clean energy counterparts. 

Washington, D.C. –  Four exemplary coastal restoration projects win top honors from the American Shore & Beach Preservation Association (ASBPA) by implementing creative solutions to eroding shores, rising seas, and degrading environmental conditions. The winning projects located in Louisiana, Texas, Virginia and Delaware each demonstrate innovative approaches and partnerships to achieve superior ecological outcomes. All serve as flagships for other shoreline restoration efforts.

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The unprecedented levels of sargassum seaweed that washed up on Caribbean beaches in 2018 resulted in estimated clean-up costs of US$120 million, according to Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism and Co-Chair of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre (GTRCM), Hon. Edmund Bartlett.

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