December 13, 2017 10:43 pm Last modified: 6:01 pm

Environment

Beach Advisory for December 5-8

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 26 designated beaches throughout the Territory during the week of Dec. 5-8, 2017. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
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EPA Continues to Collect Hazardous Materials, Releases Collection Dates/ Locations

Household hazardous waste should not be thrown out with regular trash as it can contaminate the land, waterways and groundwater.
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NOAA Caribbean Fishery Bulletin Reminds Fishermen of Seasonal Closure on Fishing Grouper

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration reminds fishermen and the public of seasonal fishing restrictions in U.S. Caribbean federal waters beginning Dec. 1, 2017, at 12:01 a.m.
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Breach Advisory for Nov. 27 – Dec. 1

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 26 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Nov. 27 – Dec. 1. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
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EarlyAct instructors Liz Goggins and Sandra Gerard-Leung are presented crowns and flowers by Gardine Vice Principal Anna Gordon and members of the club.

2015 MMES Cohort Publishes Study in Major Scientific Journal

The manuscript -- altered juvenile fish communities associated with invasive halophila stipulacea seagrass habitats in the U.S. Virgin Islands -- is the culmination of research efforts by the 2015 cohorts.
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U.S. EPA Identifies Collection Locations for Household Hazardous Waste

Residents should drop off their household hazardous waste at the collection pad location closest to them.
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DPNR Announces Important Storm Water and Beach Advisory

The Division of Environmental Protection (DEP) anticipates that negative environmental impacts will be caused by storm-water runoff, high surf zones and anticipated sewer system overflows.
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V.I. Energy Office Extends Renewable Energy Rebates, Weatherization Programs

VIEO has announced a one-year extension of the following Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) programs into FY18 to include the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Rebate Program and the Weatherization Assistance Program.
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More wrecked boats, these at Coral Bay.

DPNR, EPA, Coast Guard Plan to Remove Damaged Vessels Throughout Territory

Currently, response teams are in the field conducting assessments of the ports and waterways and mitigating pollution in the maritime environment.
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Beach Advisory for October 16-20

DPNR performed water quality analysis at 27 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 16- 20. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are safe for swimming or fishing:
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