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Environment

Beach Advisory for July 31 to August 4

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 36 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of July 31 to Aug. 4, 2017.
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Beach Plastic Recycling Program Comes to Virgin Islands

This program will collect and recycle plastics from territorial coastal cleanup efforts.
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GVI Encourages Residents to Be Ready, Be Insured for Hurricane Season

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration predicts an above-normal season, with 11 to 17 named storms, including two to four major hurricanes.
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UVI and VI Sea Turtle Project Document Their 100th Turtle

The University of the Virgin Islands Center for Marine and Environmental Science and the VI Sea Turtle Project documented their 100th sea turtle in April.
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ALERT: DPNR, EPA Working to Resolve Sargassum Seaweed Stench

DPNR and EPA are working together to minimize the effects of the decomposing sargassum seaweed that has been impacting the Red Hook area on St. Thomas.
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UVI Center for Marine and Environmental Science Assumes Responsibility for Coral Nurseries

The Center for Marine and Environmental Science (CMES) at UVI has assumed responsibility for the two branching coral nurseries on St. Thomas.
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Trash to Art Is Unique Competition by H.S. Students

The Coral Bay Community Council, Eudora Kean High School and Gifft Hill School came together to organize a unique art competition.
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Territory’s Coral Reefs Threatened by Third Year of Bleaching

On Monday the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that a third consecutive year of higher-than-normal sea temperatures could lead to an increase in coral bleaching around the world and in the Virgin Islands.
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Skinks Under Review for Endangered Species List

Four species of V.I. skinks are on the list for more intensive review by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to determine if they’ll make the endangered or threatened species list.
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Opinions Differ on Whether Sargassum Causes Health Issues

Although a BVI environmentalist warned recently that swallowing large doses of water where sargassum seaweed is present could be fatal, other experts don’t agree.

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