Posts Tagged Caribbean

Local news interview: Cacao of excellence…

Read the following article about Trinidad and Tobago’s cocoa, it’s an interview with the executive director of the International Cocoa Organisation, Michael Arron: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/07/11/cacao-of-excellence/ Advertisements

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Local environmental news: Govt moves to protect 136 land, marine spaces…

In keeping with my local/Caribbean news updates, here’s an article from one of our local (Trinidad & Tobago) newspapers last week regarding a new protected areas initiative. Read all about it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/24/govt-moves-to-protect-136-land-marine-spaces/?fbclid=IwAR0GSBDLxVzJE7Oi9ITvmVy7vWm5KAejQjjlG84RsRWj04UXaFd2vXe0U0c

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Great Icacos Lagoon dries up…

On Trinidad’s southern coast there’s a beautiful wetland called Great Icacos, however, with this year’s exceptionally harsh dry season, all of it has dried up. The initiative has been taken by the area’s councillor to clean the wetlands with volunteers… Hopefully we’ll have a much better wet season later this year, with more wildlife visiting […]

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#GeoPics #52…

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Seas of Death and Hope…

STOCKHOLM / ROME, Feb 11 2019 (IPS) – The Mediterranean Sea is currently a sea of death. On the 20th of June every year, i.e. The World Refugee Day, an organization called UNITED for Intercultural Action publishes a “List of Deaths”, summarising information on where, when and under which circumstances a named individual has died due to the “fatal […]

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Food Shocks Becoming More Frequent Due to Extreme Weather, Conflict…

An update on food production research from Yale Environment 360 considering increases in the frequency of such due to extreme weather events and geopolitical issues: https://e360.yale.edu/digest/food-shocks-becoming-more-frequent-due-to-extreme-weather-conflict

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#GeoPics #50…

Old and new architecture in Havana… © mvclarke, May 2018, Havana, Cuba

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#GeoPics #49…

Views from the Trinidad & Tobago Royal Botanic Gardens… A lovely getaway from all the activity of the city… All images © mvclarke, September 2018

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#GeoPics #48…

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Severe Caribbean droughts may magnify food insecurity…

Intro: Climate change is impacting the Caribbean, with millions facing increasing food insecurity and decreasing freshwater availability as droughts become more likely across the region, according to new Cornell research in Geophysical Research Letters… Read the enn.com article here: https://www.enn.com/articles/55975-severe-caribbean-droughts-may-magnify-food-insecurity  

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Earthquake number 9: 4.0 quake strikes South East of Trinidad…

Folks, varying parts of our little island continue to shake occasionally, I’m just seeing from this report that there was another one today: http://www.looptt.com/content/earthquake-number-9-40-quake-strikes-south-east-trinidad

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Eighth earthquake strikes near T&T in under two weeks…

These events are becoming a bit too regular I think: http://www.looptt.com/content/eighth-earthquake-strikes-near-tt-under-two-weeks

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#GeoPics #47

For  #PFTW   ~   Photo of the week – #15 – Paths  by Ryan Photography   Visit the challenge here: #PFTW – Ryan Photography  

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Fifth earthquake recorded near T&T in past week…

Much slight but scary seismic activity has been recorded around Trinidad & Tobago in the past few days, I just found this report: http://www.looptt.com/content/fifth-earthquake-recorded-near-tt-past-week

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Trinidad & Tobago news…

Hi folks, Our little islands are currently being challenged by the elements, things are pretty tough in some parts of Trinidad with lots of heavy rains and extreme floods. Much relief work is taking place, some persons have been evacuated from their homes, and some areas are inaccessible. Apparently eastern and central areas have been […]

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#GeoPics #46…

Does anyone need a taxi? Coco Taxi in Havana, Cuba © mvclarke, June 2018

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Martini’s anyone? #GeoPics #45…

Apple Ambrosia martini at the Hyatt, Port of Spain – April 2016 © mvclarke

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Reverence ~ #GeoPics #44…

Places of worship in Port of Spain, Trinidad, W.I., also reflect the ethnic and cultural diversity of our nation. The first image is the inside of a Roman Catholic cathedral, the second is a Muslim Mosque. Both images were taken in May 2016 (© mvclarke)…

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