Climate and community leaders from 10 nations have been involved in planning and hosting events to gather ideas and build pressure on the need to take urgent adaptation measures that keep communities safe against the effect of climate change.
DPNR performed water quality analysis at 32 designated beaches throughout the territory during the week of Oct. 3 – Oct. 7, 2022. The following beaches meet water quality standards and are considered safe for swimming and fishing:
Substantial progress has been made to create more resilient power grids throughout the USVI since hurricanes Irma and Maria left thousands of homes, businesses and critical facilities, such as hospitals, without power five years ago.
Commissioner Jean-Pierre L. Oriol of the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) congratulates Director Nicole F. Angeli, Ph.D., of the Division of Fish and Wildlife (DFW) on her receiving the Mark J. Reeff Memorial Award at the 112th Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies that was held from Sept. 18-21. in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs has clarified that while the current Sargassum State of Emergency is in effect territory-wide, the price freeze currently in place for water products and services applies only to St. Croix.
Bruck, a third-year biology major at the University of South Carolina-Columbia, chose UVI’s Orville E. Kean Campus on St. Thomas to pursue her research interests and delve more deeply into her marine science minor.
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