All around the Virgin Islands, especially on St. Thomas, the hills in summer are lit up by the brilliant glow of flamboyant trees – so bright that some people call them flame trees.
The territory’s coral reef is under attack by a new disease called the stony coral tissue loss disease (SCTLD), which is a highly lethal, rapid tissue loss disease that affects approximately half of all stony coral species in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to local Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands municipalities and agencies to relieve imminent threats to life and property.
DPNR advises the public to refrain from using the coastal waters throughout the territory until further notification.
Drought conditions are expected to improve across the islands through September after near-record dryness in April through June.
There are a number of members of the caper family growing in the Virgin Islands. However they are not from the branch that produces the kind of capers that are edible – those are grown in the Mediterranean area. The native Virgin Islands capers have their own charms.
Brewers Bay, Magens Bay and Lindbergh Bay on St. Thomas and Lind Point on St. John have been approved as temporary anchoring sites due to the high volume of vessels that relocated to the territory because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Ridge to Reef project is a five-year, $20 million grant dedicated to addressing the impacts of changing environmental conditions on small-island social-ecological systems such as those in the U.S. Virgin Islands
The Cassia fistula tree in my yard has finally lived up to its nickname, Golden Shower. I planted it from a seed I was given by a friend quite a few years ago, without knowing much about it.
Each household had the potential to receive up to $5,000 in rebates. This program targeted homeowners, renters and small businesses.