Category: Environment

Tropical Storm Names 2018

June 1 through November 30 is recognised annually as the Atlantic Hurricane Season. This is the time during which tropical storms and hurricane systems usually form in the Atlantic Ocean. Since 1950, the custom has been to name the hurricanes

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What’s Right With Jamaica? The Cockpit Country

Jamaica’s Cockpit Country spans more than 5,000 acres covering parts of St James, Trelawny, St Ann, St Elizabeth and Manchester. It is the nation’s richest biodiversity site, housing 79 species of birds, 28 of which are endemic to Jamaica, the

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Jamaica and the Caribbean’s Tsunami History

What are tsunamis? Tsunamis are a series of waves generated in the sea by sudden vertical displacements of a column of seawater. They come in all sizes from less than 1cm to tens of metres. An earthquake must have a magnitude of

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What You Need To Know About Jamaica and Solar Eclipses

On Monday, August 21, 2017, North America experienced a total solar eclipse. Most of it was witness in the United States of America. However,  persons in nearby territories like the Caribbean and Jamaica were also able to experience this rare

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10 Facts About Jamaica’s Lizard Population

1. The species Anoles is the most studied species of lizards in Jamaica and the Caribbean. 2. The dewlap, the colourful part under the throat of the lizard that is pushed out,  is actually used for communication and competition! The males compete

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What’s Right With Jamaica: A Blue Mountain Sunrise To Remember

How thankful are Jamaicans for Jamaica? It’s a wonderful country teeming with enthusiasm, brilliance, talent and heritage as lush as our verdant landscapes. There is much in this little island to be grateful for, and here at diGJamaica, we don’t

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World Environment Day 2017: Connecting People to Nature

Every year, June 5 is celebrated as World Environment Day (WED). For 2017, the theme is ‘Connecting People to Nature’. According to the official WED website: “‘Connecting People to Nature’, the theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get

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Jamaica’s Fight Against Beet Army Worms

Each year, Jamaica’s Rural Agricultural Development Authority (RADA) releases advisories to farmers regarding best practices and about pests to prevent/avoid. Over the last two decades, there have been numerous warnings about the beet army worm, a pest that attacks mainly

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What’s Right With Jamaica? Superior Water Quality

This week, we feature the Yallahs River in St Thomas, which is a major source of potable water in Jamaica. Why does this matter? Because Jamaica’s drinking water is among the best quality in the world. The nation has won, for

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Natural History Museum Hosts Competitions to Celebrate Earth Day

The Natural History Museum of Jamaica (NHMJ) will be celebrating Earth Day 2017 by hosting an Earth Day competition under the theme ‘Sustainable Tourism For Development’. Earth Day is celebrated on April 22 each year to promote the preservation of

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