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K12 Climate Action Panel Highlights Education Systems Adapting to Impacts of Climate Change

One of the members of the climate change panel at the Aspen Institute was Michealrose Ravalier, a certified science educator teaching at the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School on St. Thomas, Virgin Islands.
Jean-Pierre "JP" Oriol, commissioner-designee for the Department of Planning and Natural Resources. (Submitted photo)

DPNR Monies Now Available for Funding Public Water Systems

Monies are available for infrastructure improvements to public water systems through a Drinking Water State Revolving Fund grant.

Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Award Goes to Two Caribbean Women

The Euan P. McFarlane Award was established in 1987 to recognize individuals demonstrating initiative, resourcefulness and leadership in promoting conservation and enhancement of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

Solarize St. Thomas Selects Installer for Affordable Solar Power Community Campaign

Embedded in the requirements are local workforce development requirements – a key objective of partner organizations.

DPNR Issues Fuel Delivery Ban Against Consumer Service Station

The Division of Environmental Protection has issued a fuel delivery prohibition against the owner and/or operator of Consumer Service Station located at 17 DB Estate Plessen, Frederiksted, St. Croix.
A St. Croix ground lizard.

St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction Assessment Available for Public Comment

DPNR has announced that the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) has made the Environmental Assessment for the St. Croix Ground Lizard Reintroduction available for public comment until Jan. 15.

Update 2: Coast Guard Monitors Final Stage of Oil Recovery Operations for 3 Abandoned...

Since oil recovery operations began Nov. 17, the National Response Corp. on St. Croix, which is the oil spill removal organization hired for the project, deployed specialized dive teams to complete assessments.

EPA Finalizes Clean Air Act Plantwide Applicability Limit Permit for Limetree

“This permit includes protections, pollution limits and monitoring requirements that safeguard the environment and public health,” said EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez.

CFVI Announces Recipient of Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund Award

Francklin Barbier has been selected to receive $3,900 to support his Rapid Ecological Assessment Project through the Haiti Ocean Project.

Beach Advisory for Nov. 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 35 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Nov. 16 – Nov. 20.

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