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DPNR Warns of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease, Asks Public’s Help

The Division of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) is alerting the Virgin Islands community of the emergence of the Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD), which has recently been found on St. Thomas.

Seasonal Prohibition on Fishing Caribbean Federal Waters, Grammanik Bank off St. Thomas

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries reminds fishermen and the public of the upcoming seasonal closure on fishing for or possession of red, black, tiger, yellowfin and yellowedge grouper in U.S. Caribbean federal waters.

Public Reminded of New Law Protecting Trees

This law protects all public trees, which are those within the right-of-way of public roads and on publicly-owned land.

Free Potable Water Testing Available on St. Thomas, St. John

The Coral Bay Community Council (CBCC) encourages residents to test their cistern potable drinking water on a regular basis -- at least every six months -- or if they notice any change in quality (i.e., taste, smell, color or visibility).

NRCS Remains Open During Partial Government Shutdown

During a government shutdown, agencies that receive mandatory funding or have funds appropriated in prior years that are carried forward can continue to serve customers using that money.

Towle Environmental Studies Fund Selects Two Award Recipients

The Towle Fund supports studies and activities that address environmental concerns that transcend the boundaries of any single island or island state in the insular Caribbean.

NEHA to Launch Post-Hurricane Health, Child Care and Safety Work Partnerships

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) has announced it is launching a series of post-hurricane projects in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and parts of the U.S. mainland.

NOAA Awards UVI $500,000 to Advance Community Resilience to Hurricanes

The five-year project will create the territory’s first sustained, community-based, hurricane hazard preparedness program.

WAPA and PSC Discuss Projected Outcomes of New Rooftop Solar Program

WAPA and the PSC agreed on a six-month timeframe to develop the interconnection as well as control standards and tariffs needed to enable the new rooftop program.

Duncan Coles Is Member of Colby College Project Receiving NOAA’s Bluefin Tuna Research Grant

Duncan Coles of Frederiksted, St. Croix, is part of a team led by Loren McClenachan at Colby College, an assistant professor of environmental studies and her colleagues at the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Maine.

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