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TCI commits to renewable energy

February 10, 2014
TCI commits to renewable energy On Thursday, the Turks and Caicos Islands signed an expression of interest to join the "Ten Island Challenge" as part of its commitment to moving towards renewable energy sources. The Challenge is an initiative of the Carbon War Room, an organisation founded by top global business leader Sir Richard Branson.

TCI incredibly vulnerable to climate change, says DEMA director

October 2, 2013
"Well as an island country the TCI and other nations are incredibly vulnerable." Those were the words of Kathleen Wood, director of the Department of Maritime and Environmental Affairs (DEMA), responding to questions about the impact of global warming on the TCI.

TCI to integrate climate change adaptation strategies into national disaster plan

July 26, 2013
The TCI government is seeking include climate change adaptation strategies into the disaster management system of the Turks and Caicos Islands in a region-wide collaborative effort that is expected to prepare vulnerable Caribbean nations for the effects of climate change.

Regional body launches climate change project

May 17, 2013
The European Union has given a grant of 8.6 million euros to support a regional project to improve Caribbean food security in the context of climate change. The project, which was being introduced and coordinated in a two-day session in Trinidad, is being conducted in four countries in the region.

Additional financial resources required for the Caribbean to achieve climate stabilization

April 24, 2013
A new book to be released this week estimates net additional costs of reducing emissions related to land use, energy and transport – the three main contributors to greenhouse gas emissions in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

EarthTalk: Global warming solutions

April 19, 2013
Americans care more about the environment than ever before and the overwhelming majority of us acknowledges that climate change is real and human-induced. But still we continue to consume many more resources per capita than any other nation.

Caribbean faces massive economic damage from global warming, report warns

June 8, 2012
Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of...

Global warming meets cool reception

March 15, 2011
A meeting about global warming on Thursday, March 10, at the Middle Caicos Community Centre was attended by a small crowd of local residents and only three people ventured questions. However, a pamphlet entitled...

Warmer oceans taking toll on world's coral reefs

March 2, 2011
Warmer oceans taking toll on world's coral reefs (MCT) -- Global warming took a toll on coral reefs in 2010, endangering one of the world's key ecosystems that benefit people in countless ways. Coral reefs are habitat for almost 100,000 known marine species, including about 40 percent of all fish species

Record-setting 2010 highlights global warming trend, says UN weather agency

January 21, 2011
The year 2010 ranked as the warmest on record – together with 2005 and 1998 – according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization (WMO), which added that last year also witnessed a large number of extreme weather events.


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