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Friday, November 26, 2021

Environment

UVI Webinar Series Celebrates Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day this year, the University of the Virgin Islands and its partners will co-host a series of webinars and community conversations.

Photo Focus: A Closer Look at the Rare Feathered Visitor

Visiting birders Lisa and Randy Freeman expected to see some unusual birds while on St. Thomas, but never imagined they’d stumble upon a lone, lanky Caribbean flamingo.

Sargassum: Brown Tide Threatens the Caribbean

A decade after the first sargassum blooms were spotted in the South Atlantic, these massive brown mats of macro-algae represent one of the largest ecological threats to the Caribbean.

VIEO Real-Time Energy Monitoring Pilot Program Application Opens for Participation

With this program, the Virgin Islands Energy Office aims to give people more transparency into their energy profile, i.e., how much electricity they use and when.

Energy Office Starts Real-Time Energy Monitoring Program

This energy monitoring pilot program will give residents and small business owners an opportunity to evaluate their energy usage as well as evaluate their ENERGY STAR® product savings.

STX Foundation Solarizes Community Center, Adding 6,000 Kw of Power to Island

St. Croix Foundation has announced the completion of the second phase of its Pilot Solar-Supported Community Center Project and Workforce Development Initiative with the solarization of the senior citizen housing center, Flambouyant Gardens

VITEMA Is Monitoring Volcanic Activity on St. Vincent and the Grenadines

While there is no current threat to the U.S. Virgin Islands, VITEMA officials remain in continual contact with the National Weather Service in Puerto Rico and the United States Geological Survey.

WAPA to Add Wind Energy to Power Mix; Wind Farm to Be Built at...

Under terms of the agreement, Advance Power will develop, finance, permit, design, construct, test, operate and maintain a wind farm at Bovoni Point on St. Thomas.

The CORE Foundation Raffle Raises Money to Combat Stony Coral Disease

Since the first sighting of the coral disease on St. Croix, a group of dedicated volunteers and representatives from the various partners, known as the STX Strike Team, have been treating corals in three designated areas.

Coast Guard, Government Agencies Conduct Oil Spill Response Exercise at Limetree Bay Refinery

The government-led functional exercise is a part of the National Preparedness for Response Exercise Program required under the Oil Pollution Act of 1990.