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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Environment

DPNR Makes Changes to Science Saturdays

Topics are being chosen for the entire year and include: science behind coral disease research; birds of St. Croix, and the life of tide pools.

V.I. Energy Office’s Energy Efficiency Rebate Application Goes Virtual

The rebate program allows homeowners, renters and small businesses receive 40 percent rebates on select ENERGY STAR® products purchased in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

DPNR Releases New Guide to Common Sharks of the V.I.

The guide is especially timely as reputable scientific sources like the International Union for the Conservation of Nature report more than 30 percent decline of sharks worldwide.

K12 Climate Action Panel Highlights Education Systems Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change

One of the members of the climate change panel at the Aspen Institute was Michealrose Ravalier, a certified science educator teaching at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Two Caribbean Women

The Euan P. McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

Ivanna Eudora Kean Students Take a Virtual Tour to a Coral Reef

Last year, Michealrose Ravalier led students on field trips to Coral World to study corals, marine ecosystems and the human impact on Earth’s oceans. That experience led her back to Coral World.
9/13/20

Interior, EHI Agree to Re-enter Lease Negotiations and Continue Assessment at Caneel Bay Resort

The U.S. Department of the Interior and EHI Acquisitions LLC (EHI is an affiliate of CBI Acquisitions LLC, which is the current operator of Caneel Bay Resort), announced Wednesday that they have  reached an  understanding  to move forward with negotiations toward a long-term lease for  Caneel  Bay Resort
A St. Croix ground lizard.

St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction Assessment Available for Public Comment

DPNR has announced that the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has made the Environmental Assessment for the St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction available for public comment until Jan. 15.

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