Environment

85 truckloads of garbage removed from city drains

Do not dis­pose of waste in the na­tion’s drains and rivers. This was the ap­peal made by Deputy May­or of Port-of-Spain Hillan More­an yes­ter­day as he point­ed to the clogged un­der­ground drains that emp­ty in­to the East Dry Riv­er.

Not­ing the sty­ro­foam con­tain­ers and soft-drink bot­tles which spilt out of the drain in­to the riv­er yes­ter­day, More­an said: “We are see­ing one of the rea­sons why our rivers are so dirty.

Scotiabank promotes environmental support

Some 1,000 Sco­tia­bank em­ploy­ees, their fam­i­lies and friends came out this year in Ch­aguara­mas and Buc­coo La­goon—(No Man’s Land), To­ba­go, to care for the en­vi­ron­ment in com­mem­o­ra­tion of this year’s Unit­ed Way T&T’s Na­tion­al Day of Car­ing.

The ini­tia­tive this year fo­cused on en­vi­ron­men­tal sus­tain­abil­i­ty and food se­cu­ri­ty where all ac­tiv­i­ties em­barked on will con­tin­ue to add val­ue for years to come said the bank’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Stephen Bag­narol.

EMA to probe La Brea chemical fire

While in­ves­ti­ga­tors say yes­ter­day’s mas­sive fire at Kaizen En­vi­ron­men­tal Ser­vices did not re­sult in in­jury to work­ers or dam­age to prop­er­ty, there are con­cerns about the harm­ful ef­fects to the en­vi­ron­ment.

The En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Au­thor­i­ty (EMA) is ex­pect­ed to vis­it the waste-treat­ment fa­cil­i­ty in the La Brea In­dus­tri­al Es­tate to­day to de­ter­mine whether the com­pa­ny’s op­er­a­tions ad­here to its Cer­tifi­cate of En­vi­ron­men­tal Clear­ance.

Residents affected by stench as raw sewerage flows into Fairfield River

Years ago the Fairfield River was so clean that it was used for baptism.

However, today the river has become so polluted that neither worshippers nor residents or even farmers care to go close to it.

This is because raw sewage from the HDC's Fairfield Housing Development has been flowing into the river.

The sewer treatment plant went down and unfiltered sewage has been flowing directly inside the river.

Blackened with filth, the river is now a dumping ground for dead animals, household waste and debris.

Tobago wins Caribbean Nature Park Awards 2019

To­ba­go’s Main Ridge For­est Re­serve has been named the Caribbean Na­ture Park of the Year in the Caribbean Jour­nal’s Caribbean Awards 2019.

Caribbean Jour­nal (CJ) is the world’s largest web­site cov­er­ing the Caribbean, has orig­i­nal con­tent and video fo­cus­ing on trav­el and tourism across the en­tire Caribbean and is the glob­al leader in cov­er­ing Caribbean trav­el and trade news.

Ac­cord­ing to the Jour­nal, the Green Awards are meant to “cel­e­brate those who are al­ready work­ing to pro­tect and strength­en this beau­ti­ful cor­ner of the world.”

Mystery oil spill at Waterfront

The Coast Guard is cur­rent­ly as­sist­ing the En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment Agency (EMA) in in­ves­ti­gat­ing the source of an oil spill at the Wa­ter­front Com­plex on Tues­day.

Passers­by re­port­ed a thick black coat­ing cov­er­ing the nor­mal­ly teal wa­ters of the Wa­ter­front near the area where the wa­ter taxis would nor­mal­ly berth.

The oil slick clung against the walls of the dock, stretch­ing past where the Cabo Star is usu­al­ly docked, with on­ly a few streams drift­ing out to­wards the Caribbean Sea.

Geologists on mission to help reduce pollution in T&T

With T&T being recognized as one of the most polluted small island states in the world, one group of geologists are determined to their part to build environmental consciousness among the youth.

President of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Trinidad Chapter Amrit Cooblal believes if young ones learn to love the earth they will influence their family to do more to recycle and to stop pollution in T&T.

Two T&T beach towns voted among Caribbean's most charming

Two districts in Trinidad and Tobago have been voted among the most charming beach towns in the Caribbean.

They are Maracas Bay in Trinidad and Castara Bay in Tobago.

The votes came via a survey by TravelMag.com which invited more than 300 travel writers, social media influencers and in-the-know travel professionals to name their favorite beach destinations in the region.

The respondents were asked to identify their favorite charming towns or villages after which the votes were added to determine the final 20 destinations.

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