Monthly Archives: March 2015

University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills

New post on NOAA’s Response and Restoration Blog University of Washington Helps NOAA Examine Potential for Citizen Science During Oil Spills by Office of Response and Restoration One area where volunteers could contribute to NOAA’s scientific efforts related to oil … Continue reading

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FAO Takes Action to Assist Small Islands

Linked to a tweet from FAOSIDS: #UNFAO Council: Use of FAO Technical Cooperation Programme 2 help #smallislands adapt to #climatechange bit.ly/1xVcMP6 @FAO4Members It looks as though much of the programme activity listed below actually took place a year or two … Continue reading

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Measuring Development: the Importance of Statistics on the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda.

from a blog of the London School of Economics <http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2015/03/23/measuring-development-the-importance-of-statistics-post-2015/&gt; Wonder if the UN Statistical Office agrees that “there is no reason why data should remain the remit of statistical offices?” Measuring development: the importance of statistics on the post-2015 … Continue reading

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Sustainable Tourism Policy for the Caribbean: Op-Ed Carib Journal

Tourism Policy and Sustainability in the Caribbean Region March 20, 2015 | 5:54 pm | Print By Julio Orozco and Tevin Gall Op-Ed Contributors Regional policies with respect to Tourism development initially arose as a response to threats to tourism … Continue reading

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How can the Caribbean Claim to be a Center of Innovation for Cyberspace with These Bandwidths??

For example, look at “innovation leader” St. Vincent (by its own admission) with downloads ONE-QUARTER of the average speed in the EU: Snapshot: update of actual Internet download speeds from across the Caribbean, March 2015 http://www.ict-pulse.com/2015/03/snapshot-update-actual-internet-download-speeds-caribbean-march-2015/ An update of actual … Continue reading

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The Latest Strategies For Bay Clean-up

The article makes it seem that the only reason the Bay Program Strategy mentions climate change is because public comment was strong. Not too encouraging, coming as it does from the same people who failed the first 25 years. from … Continue reading

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So If Miami Can’t Protect Corals When Everyone is Looking . . . . . ???

from Sunday NY Times: <http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/08/us/despite-protections-miami-port-project-smothers-coral-reef-in-silt.html?ref=todayspaper&gt; Despite Protections, Miami Port Project Smothers Coral Reef in Silt By LIZETTE ALVAREZ MARCH 7, 2015 Photo A barge at the Port of Miami is part of a dredging program that activists say is hurting … Continue reading

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