Ecosystem Destruction and Infrastructural Development in Trinidad & Tobago.

The controversial first phase of the construction of The Churchill Roosevelt Highway extension known as "Package 1" in Trinidad and Tobago was stopped by order of the court, after an injunction was filed by the conservationists Fishermen and Friends of The Sea, who challenged the Environmental Management Authority's (EMA) decision to issue a certificate of environmental clearance (CEC) to … Continue reading Ecosystem Destruction and Infrastructural Development in Trinidad & Tobago.

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Conservation of Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

There is much to do when it comes to rebuilding and protecting what’s left of our natural resources and the biodiversity within our ecosystems. Our natural resources can be described as the materials or substances occurring in nature which can be exploited for economic gain, and are usually nonrenewable. Our biodiversity relates to the variety … Continue reading Conservation of Natural Resources, Biodiversity and Ecosystems.

The Root Cause. River Basin Management & Flooding In Trinidad and Tobago.

The increasing incidence of flooding along the Manzanilla/Mayaro Road, and in the village of Mafeking along the Naparima/Mayaro road in recent times should be of concern to all, as in addition to the inconvenience it causes to residents who are directly impacted by flood waters, and those whose lives and livelihood depend on these roadways, … Continue reading The Root Cause. River Basin Management & Flooding In Trinidad and Tobago.

Sand Mining Harms Humans and The Environment.

"The negative consequences of overexploiting sand are felt in poorer regions where sand is mined extensively..."  "Sand extraction physically alters rivers and coastal ecosystems..." "...Extensive mining makes these communities more vulnerable to floods..." "Research shows that sand mining operations are affecting numerous animal species..." "As long as national regulations are lightly enforced, harmful effects will … Continue reading Sand Mining Harms Humans and The Environment.