(Photo) Of The Year

On August 5th, San Jose gold & copper mine in Chile, South America collapsed, trapping 33 miners for 69 days ½  a mile underground – the longest underground entrapment in history – they were finally rescued via a slim capsule through a 28 inch wide shaft – one of three drill – and hoisted to freedom.

 

US Food Safety Bill Grants FDA Authority To Police Food Safety Of Foreign Nations

Of all the talk about S.510, virtually no one has actually read the language in the bill — especially not those lawmakers who voted for it. The more you read from this bill, the more surreal it all becomes.

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Leaked Reports Reveal US Threatened EU To Accept GMOs

The European Union (EU) has been largely resistant to adopting genetically-modified organisms (GMO), and rightly so considering their threat to human health and to the environment. Read more of this post

Study: Fluoridated Water Causes Brain Damage In Children

A new study pre-published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives confirms that fluoridated water causes brain damage in children. Read more of this post

IMF Urges Barbados To Tax Its Citizens More

Barbados is being encouraged to not only make its recent 2.5% value added tax (VAT) increase permanent, but also to go up by another 0.5%. Read more of this post

British Travelers To The Caribbean Face Further Charges

Even as Caribbean tourism officials try to woo British travelers to the islands despite increased air passenger duties (APD), one of their staunchest allies in opposing the APD has now further compounded the problem. Read more of this post

Barbados Photo Gallery – National Geographic Traveler

Barbados Photo Gallery from the Jan/Feb 2011 issue  of the National Geographic Traveler Read more of this post

Barbados Hotel Winners – World Travel Awards

Barbados hotel winners in the 2010 World Travel Awards. Read more of this post

EU’s Economic Recovery Gloomy – IMF

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) warns that the euro zone debt crisis could dash EU’s hopes for economic recovery, amid continuing financial turmoil in the region. Read more of this post

First Alien Planet Found Outside Milky Way

Astronomers say they have found a planet near a star of extragalactic origin, which they say is the first planet coming from outside the Milky Way. Read more of this post

Dead Sea Secrets To Fight Global Warming

A group of engineers and scientists have decided to control climate change and natural disasters by exploring the bed of the Dead Sea, the deepest point on earth. Read more of this post

Europe Freeze Death Hits 60

As snow and freezing temperatures continue to disrupt transport in Europe, the death toll from the cold snap has claimed the lives of at least 60 people. Read more of this post

Jamaican Scientists Claims To Have Formula For Eliminating Prostate Cancer

The Executive Chairman of Environmental Health Foundation, Dr. Henry Lowe says he has developed a formula to reduce and eliminate prostate cancer, one of the most prevalent types of cancer in men. Read more of this post

CARICOM To Launch Multi-state Travel Document

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will soon launch one of the world’s first automated multi-state travel documents (CARIPASS) for use within 10 member states that will not only make regional travel easier, but help crack down on identity theft and illegal migration. Read more of this post

Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary Student Essay Contest

 

 

Student Essay Contest Announced

$4,000 in Cash Prizes will be Awarded for Best Environmental Essays

 

[Christ Church, BARBADOS, November 30, 2010] The first Annual Environmental Essay Contest for students ages 9-18 was announced today by the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary.

Sponsored by the Canada-Barbados Environmental Youth Awards Programme (CBEYA), the Essay Contest promises $4,000 in cash prizes for the top six winners, plus gift certificates for Honorable Mention winners.

It is an opportunity for students to develop and write their thoughts about the importance of the environment to Barbados, and an opportunity for the Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary to provide public service.  Entry to the CBEYA Essay Contest requires an essay of 300-500 words, and the student writer must obtain the sponsorship of a teacher.

The Contest deadline is February 19, 2011, and the winners will be invited to a special awards ceremony in March, 2011.

More information and the Official Rules and Entry Form can be found at http://www.graemehall.com/awards/essay-contest/.

UK On Lock Down As Snow Tightens Grip

Large areas of Britain were brought to a halt today as the big freeze tightened its grip on the nation. Read more of this post

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