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Charlotte Amalie
Monday, June 1, 2020

Environment

Native Flowers Brighten Up the Roadsides

While the Virgin Islands beaches are closed, more people are getting their exercise by taking solitary or socially-distanced walks along the roads. In some areas, the native trees and plants on the roadsides can provide a welcome distraction, as they may reveal small beauties that generally go unnoticed.

Ocean and Coastal Observing – VI Welcomes New Board Members and Officers

OCOVI’s purpose is to facilitate and advance ocean and coastal observing activities that serve the environmental, economic, safety as well as general ocean and coastal-related interests of the V.I. people.
Before the 2017 hurricanes, two green sea turtles swim in Turtle Cove off Buck Island, St Thomas. (Photo by Paul Jobsis)

Science Saturdays Make Learning Fun for Entire Family

Hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, each month it focuses on environmental education, fun science activities and often introduces children to guest scientists from the university.

DPNR Launches ‘Refill Bottles, Not Dumpsters’ Initiative Territorywide

The initiative seeks to place water bottle fill stations in schools across the territory and provides outreach to students on how small actions have positive impacts on the reduction of waste heading to the landfill.

Department of Health Shares New Cistern Water Evaluation Results

During the summer of 2019, health officials tested the cistern water quality of 400 randomly selected households on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Not properly treating cistern water may increase the chances of getting sick from a water-related illness.

Ivanna Eudora Kean H.S. Science Club Visits Coral World

Teacher Michael Ravalier's students participated in several activities through which they could explore the ocean without getting in the water. The students started their day with an orientation in the Dolphin Education Center.
in 2019, Airbnb ranked St. Thomas as its No. 1 destination in the Caribbean. (Air BnB photo)

Global Organization 350.org Launches Climate Change Program in Caribbean

From drought to sea level rise, the Caribbean is at the forefront of this moment in history and many people are interested in taking action but are unsure on how to proceed.

VIWMA Warns Businesses Against Illegal Dumping of Cooking Oil, Motor Oil

VIWMA announced the removal of more than 6,000 gallons of used cooking oil and motor oil illegally disposed of at the Concordia residential bin site on St. Croix.

Audubon’s 2019 Christmas Bird Count Releases Results

This year’s Christmas Bird Count brought two surprise visitors to St. Croix. Three never seen before scarlet ibises took up early winter residence along...

V.I. Energy Office Notifies Businesses of Rebate Program

ENERGY STAR is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that promotes the development and sale of high-quality energy-efficient products that exceed the federal specification for energy use.

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