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Weather & Nature

ZiNG: Hurricane Season 2013 – A Sustainable Approach
The annual Atlantic hurricane season is from 1st June to 30th November and forecasters have predicted an above average storm activity season for 2013. Caribbean nations can reduce their overall vulnerability to tropical storms and hurricanes by preserving ecosystems such as coral reefs and mangroves that protect coastlines as well as development planning practices that […]
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
Many years ago, the “three R’s” were Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. But now – at least for the last twenty years or so – they mean “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.” Has our little island of Jamaica adopted this mantra, over the years? I would answer with a resounding “NO.” The island has been slowly disappearing under [...]
The wake of Typhoon Bopha: Philippines
Typhoon Bopha, an incredibly powerful typhoon, has killed hundreds, triggered landslides and floods and left immeasurable destruction in its path in the Philippines. The death toll stands at 379 – entire families washed away – 400 still missing. At least 200 of the victims died in Compostela Valley alone.