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                 Reseacher William Lau NEW YORK – Hurricanes in the Caribbean and Atlantic oceans will grow more than twice as powerful and damaging as ocean temperatures rise from global warming, a new study says. Warming seas could produce more rainfall and far more

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         Health’s Juan Figueroa-Serville V.I. Health Commissioner Juan Figueroa-Serville passed along the following communiqué  from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta: In May 2015, the World Health Organization reported the first local transmission of Zika virus in the Western Hemisphere, with autochthonous (locally acquired)

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PONTA DELGADA – Alex has become a hurricane near the Azores in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It marks the first Atlantic hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938 and is the first Atlantic hurricane to exist during January since Alice in 1955. Alex formed in

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.—The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said today that seven species of Caribbean skinks may qualify for Endangered Species Act protection. These rare lizards from the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are on the knife’s edge of extinction due to introduced predators and habitat destruction. “The Endangered Species

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – In its weekly beach advisory the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) said two beaches on St. Thomas are not safe for swimming or fishing. DPNR said Magens Bay and Morningstar beaches are unfit for swimming or fishing after testing from Jan. 4 to 8 revealed

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ANTI-BUSINESS SENATOR: Terrence “Positive” Nelson CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Senators meeting in full legislative session voted overwhelmingly to approve the operating agreement between Limetree Bay Terminals LLC and the Virgin Islands government. The 31st Legislature, run by Senate President Neville James, determined that the $800 million deal to take the former

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STALLING TACTICIAN: Neville James CHARLOTTE AMALIE – The 31st Legislature will vote on the sale of HOVENSA oil terminal assets to Limetree Bay, an affiliate of ArcLight Capital, on Tuesday Dec. 29, a spokeswoman at Government House said late Wednesday. The Senate will have to weigh the benefits of Limetree

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BOULDER, Colo. – Scientists say reconstructing the magnitude of past volcanic eruptions is important in informing predictions about future eruptions and hazards. But this is difficult to accomplish from records on land – old eruptions are often eroded away, buried beneath later eruptions, or obscured by vegetation and soil. Because

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two beaches on St. Croix have been found to be unfit for swimming or fishing after water testing by the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR). DPNR said that the ocean near Breezez restaurant/Club St. Croix condominiums in Golden Rock and the shores near Grapetree Bay on

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Tania Tomyn of Tibbar Energy WALNUT, Calif. – VIASPACE Inc. today provided an update on electricity projects being pursued by VIASPACE and partners around the world, including the Tibbar Energy project on St. Croix’s South Shore. Several of the projects have been publicly discussed previously and some are new projects.

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