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A potential link between air quality and COVID-19 is the source of a national study conducted by the Department of Biostatistics at Harvard University to determine if long-term exposure to fine particulate pollution is associated with an increased risk of dying from COVID-19.
As Earth Day events have been cancelled in the Virgin Islands and around the world, can we find other ways to acknowledge this historic anniversary? Maybe a good start would be to review what Earth Day was originally about, and consider what has changed over the past 50 years.
The hurricanes of 2017 put a lot of debris into the territory’s shoreline mangroves where it remains to this day and volunteers are needed to help clear it out. On Saturday the third annual “Great Mangrove Cleanup” will be held at Salt River Bay.
The U.S. District Court issued a criminal fine of $3 million to Ionian Shipping, Lily Shipping and several principals after convicting them of crimes connected to using dirty fuel and doctoring records to hide it.
The Virgin Islands relies on a tiny force of individuals to guard it against potential environmental damage from any of the hundreds of cruise ships and other commercial vessels that visit its shores annually – but that line is reinforced by a bulwark of international convention and U.S. controls and authority.
The Committee on Rules and Judiciary unanimously approved the ban of toxic chemicals found in most sunscreens on Thursday, moving bill 33-0043 forward to the full Senate. If it is enacted before January 2021 it will make the V.I. the first state or territory in the U.S. to have legislation against the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate.
All three administrators expressed their gratitude to the V.I. Department of Public Works and the V.I. Waste Management Authority for their assistance.