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Environment

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.

Island Green Living Plans Sustainable Living Center; Seeks to Fill Two Important Positions

Slated to begin construction to rigorous green standards in late 2018 on land just northeast of Cruz Bay, it will be a place where green innovation will be developed and shared with the community.

EPA Awards UVI a Grant to Support Careers in Marine, Environmental Sciences

EPA anticipates that it will award UVI an Environmental Education grant in the amount of $100,000 once all legal and administrative requirements are satisfied.

Department of Interior Funds to Aid U.S.V.I. in Combating Invasive Species

U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) -- $43,557 to develop a website and outreach plan to create awareness about invasive species and their impacts in the territory.
Coral reef on the west end of St. Croix

Interior Provides $1.3 Million in Funding to Protect Coral Reefs in Insular Areas

Insular and International Affairs has approved $1,345,256 in fiscal year 2018 grant funding under the Coral Reef and Natural Resources initiative to the U.S. territories and the freely associated states.

VI Student Tyrone Lake Wins FCCA Poster Competition

The 11-year-old Alexander Henderson Elementary School honor roll student topped the regional competition with a poster entitled “Present and Future,” which focused on disaster preparation and environmental preservation.

Decision Made to Cut Down Several Mahogany Trees From Grounds of Legislature

The trees in question are about 100 years old and stood witness to the 1917 Transfer Ceremony, framed Charlotte Amalie High School graduations that once used the site as a campus, and other government operations.

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