Barbados News Science

NCC wants to plant 20,000 trees by Arbor Day 2020

The National Conservation Commission (NCC) has launched its Tree Donation Programme with an ambitious goal of planting 20,000 trees by Arbor Day 2020. To this end, the Commission is inviting individuals, plant nurseries, schools, service clubs, and corporate entities to participate in the programme. NCC officials say Arbor Day is celebrated on September 22, annually, […]

International News Science

Microplastics discovered in ‘extreme’ concentrations in the North Atlantic

Within the Atlantic Ocean is the world’s only sea without shores, its borders defined by the currents of the North Atlantic gyre. The Sargasso Sea takes its name from sargassum, a free-floating golden brown seaweed that is a haven for hatchling sea turtles and hundreds of other marine species who use it to feed, grow […]

International News Science

Harry and Meghan branded hypocrites for using private jets

Environmental campaigners have accused the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of hypocrisy after the couple used private jets to fly to the south of France and Ibiza in two trips just days apart. Prince Harry and Meghan, who have spoken out regularly on environmental issues, were photographed boarding a private jet with their three-month-old son […]


July confirmed as hottest month on record

July this year was the warmest month ever recorded worldwide, satellite data has confirmed. The assessment was carried out by researchers at the EU’s Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). Scientists say it’s the latest sign that Earth is experiencing unprecedented warming. Scorching heatwaves saw records tumble across Europe last month, with unusually high temperatures within […]