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EPA Awards $412,101 to U.S.V.I. to Improve Air Quality

United States Environmental Protection Agency As part of its continuing efforts to help the Caribbean recover from the long-term impacts from hurricanes Irma and Maria,...

Stomping, skipping, turning cartwheels and learning at the Earth Day Fair

All photos courtesy of Yelena Rogers Photography. CRUZ BAY -- Students from St. John’s public, private and parochial schools enjoyed an Earth Day celebration at...

Plaskett Defends V.I. Cockfighting

The sign for the Estate Glynn cockfighting arena. (Bill Kossler photo) After several past efforts, it looks like cockfighting is now banned throughout the United...

Volunteers Needed for STX Mangrove Cleanup on Saturday

Boats tangled in mangrove after Hurricane Maria, St. Thomas. (Source file photo) The hurricanes of 2017 put a lot of debris into the territory’s shoreline...

Deadline to Sign-up for NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program Is Sept. 20

USDA-NRCS: United States Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service Juan C. Hernandez, PR – USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Caribbean Area acting director, reminds...

Plastic ban bill becomes law; Enforcement Starts Jan. 1

Paper or plastic? It won't be a question after Jan. 1, 2017. That' when a new law restricting the use of plastic grocery bags...

Global Organization 350.org Launches Climate Change Program in Caribbean

Imagine Caribbean is a new program dedicated to developing skills for individuals who want to lead community efforts against climate change. Imagine Caribbean is a...

Early Sign-up Now Open to Help Caribbean Farmers Recover from Hurricanes

USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Caribbean has announced early sign-up for fiscal year 2019 Environmental Quality Incentives Program funding. Edwin Almodovar, the USDA Natural Resources...

Volunteers Sought for Large-Scale Mangrove Cleanup

A large-scale community cleanup of the St. Thomas East End Reserve is now expanding to include Salt River, St. Croix and Coral Bay, St....

Department of Health Modifies St. Croix Mosquito Project in Light of COVID-19

The Aedes aegypti mosquito can carry the Zika or the dengue virus. (Yale University School of Public Health photo) As of April 8, the Virgin...