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Before the 2017 hurricanes, two green sea turtles swim in Turtle Cove off Buck Island, St Thomas. (Photo by Paul Jobsis)

Science Saturdays Make Learning Fun for Entire Family

Hosted by the Coastal Zone Management Division of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources, each month it focuses on environmental education and fun science activities and often introduces children to guest scientists from the university.

Beach Advisory for April 6-10

In accordance with Governor Albert Bryan Jr.’s executive order of Monday, April 6, all beaches in the U.S. Virgin Islands are closed until April 20.

Samples Not Taken for Beach Advisory for March 30 – April 3

Therefore, water quality standards for safe swimming or fishing are unknown.

Beach Advisory for March 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 30 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of March 16-20, 2020. All beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing.

DPNR Launches ‘Refill Bottles, Not Dumpsters’ Initiative Territorywide

The initiative seeks to place water bottle fill stations in schools across the territory and provides outreach to students on how small actions have positive impacts on the reduction of waste heading to the landfill.

Department of Health Shares New Cistern Water Evaluation Results

During the summer of 2019, health officials tested the cistern water quality of 400 randomly selected households on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. Not properly treating cistern water may increase the chances of getting sick from a water-related illness.

Ivanna Eudora Kean H.S. Science Club Visits Coral World

Teacher Michael Ravalier's students participated in several activities through which they could explore the ocean without getting in the water. The students started their day with an orientation in the Dolphin Education Center.

CBCC Assists Coral Bay Residents to Get Potable Water Tested

Testing helps assure that the potable water supply is safe to drink and bath in, and that their filtration and UV purification methods are working.

Global Organization 350.org Launches Climate Change Program in Caribbean

From drought to sea level rise, the Caribbean is at the forefront of this moment in history and many people are interested in taking action but are unsure on how to proceed.

VIWMA Warns Businesses Against Illegal Dumping of Cooking Oil, Motor Oil

VIWMA announced the removal of more than 6,000 gallons of used cooking oil and motor oil illegally disposed of at the Concordia residential bin site on St. Croix.

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