Posts Tagged News and current affairs

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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Local opinion article published June 23rd, “The colour of time: On pride”…

In keeping with my promise to occasionally publish local articles, I’m posting this opinion article published in Sunday’s Newsday newspaper where the writer presents a brief exploration on the effects of time eventually intermingled with colours… Enjoy it here: https://newsday.co.tt/2019/06/23/the-colour-of-time-on-pride/

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How an Illicit Chemical Is Jeopardizing Recovery of the Ozone Layer…

An international treaty signed in 1987 officially halted production and use of chemicals that deplete the atmosphere’s critical ozone layer. But new research finds a troubling rise in emissions of a banned chemical that is being routinely used in factories in northeast China… Read this article here, at Yale Environment 360: https://e360.yale.edu/features/how-an-illicit-chemical-is-jeopardizing-recovery-of-the-ozone-layer-china

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‘FMD’ Digest, Issue #20…

Welcome to another edition of ‘FMD’ digest… In this issue we highlight some of the best posts for the last three months, and look at some interesting local and international news…

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What Earth’s gravity reveals about climate change…

Summary: On March 17, 2002, the satellite duo GRACE was launched to map the Earth’s gravity field more precisely than ever before. The measurements make it possible to monitor the terrestrial water cycle, the mass balance of ice sheets and glaciers or changes in sea levels. This helps to better understand important trends in the […]

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So Trinidad & Tobago is the happiest Caribbean country…

With yesterday being international happiness day (March 20th), it’s great to know that I live in the happiest Caribbean country even though we dropped a notch from last year, we’re in the 39th spot and the next Caribbean country after us is in the 50s… Read about the happiness report here: https://face2faceafrica.com/article/top-happiest-caribbean-countries-in-2019/2 And check out […]

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2018…

Published by Transparency International, the Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries “by their perceived levels of public sector corruption, as determined by expert assessments and opinion surveys”, defining this corruption as a misuse of public power for private benefit… (See Wikipedia link) Here is a link to the 2018 Corruption Perceptions Index as presented on the website […]

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From abuse to abortion laws: the world’s 12 hot topics in 2018…

I came across the following article from theguardian.com whilst randomly perusing some world news websites, and since the year is still rather new why not take a look back at some of the top newsmakers for 2018: https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2018/dec/31/from-abuse-to-abortion-laws-the-worlds-12-hot-topics-in-2018

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Greenland Is Melting Faster Than Ever…

Intro from Live Science: Greenland is melting faster today than it has at any time in the last 350 years, and probably much longer, new research finds… Read the rest of the article here: https://www.livescience.com/64243-greenland-is-melting-fast.html

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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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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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Mother Nature Can Help us Deal With Her Water Disasters…

(Intro from ipsnews.net) Almost every day we hear news about catastrophic flooding or drought somewhere in the world. And many nations and regions are on track for even more extreme water problems within a generation, the latest IPCC report warns… Read the full article here: http://www.ipsnews.net/2018/10/mother-nature-can-help-us-deal-water-disasters/

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Halting biodiversity loss: Political actions are required, not additional scientific knowledge…

Summary:  Over 15 years, almost 13,000 scientific papers have been published in the leading conservation science journals. Yet biodiversity remains threatened at a global scale. Researchers have now focused on this worrisome paradox by taking a deeper look at this large volume of literature. One of the major problems is that decisions are usually more […]

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The Most Interesting Science News Articles of the Week…

Enjoy some of the weeks most interesting science news, from LiveScience.com: https://www.livescience.com/50718-weekend-reading.html

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Trinidad & Tobago weather update…

“Tonight: Periods of light showers or rain will occur in few areas over Trinidad. Tobago will be mostly clear. Tomorrow: Sunny conditions are expected with showery spells occurring in few areas…” We still have occasional heavy showers but things are clearing up and the adverse weather alert has been cancelled. Here’s the full report from […]

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Inclement weather here in Trinidad & Tobago…

Since 10:15 last night we’ve been having lots of rain here in Trinidad & Tobago. There’s flooding in the capital city Port-of-Spain and also in the central parts in Trinidad, and I’ve heard that there’s also much rain over on our sister isle Tobago… Here’s a report from one of our meteorologists.: https://www.cnc3.co.tt/news/seigonie-mohammeds-update-inclement-weather And from the […]

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