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Beach Advisory for Jan. 18-22

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Jan. 18–22.

K12 Climate Action Panel Highlights Education Systems Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change

One of the members of the climate change panel at the Aspen Institute was Michealrose Ravalier, a certified science educator teaching at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Two Caribbean Women

The Euan P. McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

The Coalition for Solar Affordability has chosen a solar installation company to partner in Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program set to launch locally in January.

Solarize St. Thomas to Launch Affordable Solar Power Campaign in January

The Coalition for Solar Affordability is preparing to launch Solarize St. Thomas, a community-based group purchasing program, during January 2021.

Ivanna Eudora Kean Students Take a Virtual Tour to a Coral Reef

Last year, Michealrose Ravalier led students on field trips to Coral World to study corals, marine ecosystems and the human impact on Earth’s oceans. That experience led her back to Coral World.

Interior, EHI Agree to Re-enter Lease Negotiations and Continue Assessment at Caneel Bay Resort

The U.S. Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions LLC (EHI is an affiliate of CBI Acquisitions LLC, which is the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort), announced Wednesday that they have  reached an  understanding  to move forward with negotiations toward a long-term lease for  Caneel  Bay Resort

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit Permit for Limetree

“This permit includes protections, pollution limits and monitoring requirements that safeguard the environment and public health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez.





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