DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 19 – July 23, 2021. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:
DPNR performed water quality analysis at 31 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 12 to July 16, 2021.
EPA’s proposed action expands and enhances the groundwater cleanup system that is currently operating at the site.
The environmental fund grants up to $7,000 to support activities that include internships, research studies, workshops, seminars, lectureships, citizen science or publications.
“We welcome the EPA’s help in this matter, and we welcome the findings and the recommended actions aimed at protecting the community and ensuring a safe restart to refinery operations at Limetree Bay." Bryan said.
Applications continue to be submitted and have navigated through the various stages of the permitting workflow.
Drought conditions limit people’s ability to refill cisterns and ponds, and, although convenient, buying water is often an expensive proposition for families and farmers.
Divers gathered in the morning on June 5, prepared the specialized antibiotic treatment, and spent the day working together to reach their goal of treating as many corals as they could.
The Caribbean Oceanic Restoration and Education Foundation STX Coral Strike Team will be performing Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease intervention treatment at Cane Bay from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 5.
Seasonal harvest closures conserve fished populations and help sustain and improve the fisheries of the Virgin Islands.
Data will be collected using small Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly referred to as drones. The collected data will contribute to several research projects.
Managing partners Aaron Hutchins and Packy Gilbert are excited to collaborate directly with numerous sea turtle conservation initiatives based in the USVI.
As of noon Thursday, production at all of the process units were discontinued and Limetree is nearing completion to bringing them to a safe and stable condition.
Residents have nearly three months before the season’s peak when tropical waves form off the west coast of Africa and move through the Caribbean, but Virgin Islanders know hurricanes can spin up anytime.
The Virgin Islands Territorial Emergency Management Agency will be distributing 6,000 free Hurricane Tracking Maps on all four islands for use by the public.
The dolphins, Cavello and Nola, join the four current residents – Liko, Noelani, Sonny and Ping.
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.
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.
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.
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.