Tag: environment

Jamaica

Two Ministerial Orders Signed For Plastic Ban

Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for the Environment, Hon. Daryl Vaz, says two Ministerial Orders have been signed to reinforce the ban on some single-use plastics on January 1, 2019. “Two Ministerial Orders have been gazetted, one under the Trade Act and the other under the Natural Resources and Conservation Authority […]

POLITICS

Trump Not A Disciple Of Climate Change

Since taking office, President Trump has systematically dismantled many current climate and environmental safeguards, as well as rolled back many of the policies put in place by his predecessor, Barack Obama. On June 1, 2017, President Trump announced that the U.S. would cease all participation in the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change mitigation. “In order to fulfill my solemn […]

COMMENTARY

Is Trump Telling Americans To Choke On Their Smoke?

President Trump, in his decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, is not only giving the world his middle finger, but also unwittingly telling Americans to choke on their smoke. “Thus, as of today, the United States will cease all implementation of the non-binding Paris Accord and the draconian financial and economic burdens the agreement imposes on our […]

COMMENTARY

President Obama Touts U.S. Lead On The Environment

President Obama in his weekly address noted that his administration has placed more emphasis on protecting the environment than any other president in the past. He said that the U.S. is home to some of the most beautiful God-given landscapes in the world and also is blessed with natural treasures which ranges from the Grand Tetons to the Grand Canyon […]

EDUCATION School

It Pays To Take Care Of The Environment

“At the end of the day, no amount of investing, no amount of clean electrons, no amount of energy efficiency will save the natural world if we are not paying attention to it – if we are not paying attention to all the things that nature give us for free: clean air, clean water, breathtaking vistas, mountains for skiing, rivers […]