Archive for the ‘ Ecology ’ Category

 

Fire in the Mud Hole!
Blaze at Roatan Landfill Illuminates Need to Better Manage Trash

May 25th, 2016 by Robert Armstrong

Fire in the Mud Hole! <h5>Blaze at Roatan Landfill Illuminates Need to Better Manage Trash</h5>

The fire at Roatan’s Mudhole landfill brings into clear view the problem the island faces dealing with its growing volume of garbage.

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What Happened to the Trees?
Squatters Slash and Burn Hillsides above Roatan’s Watering Place

May 10th, 2016 by Robert Armstrong

What Happened to the Trees?<h5>Squatters Slash and Burn Hillsides above Roatan's Watering Place</h5>

From the archives: Squatters slashing and burning Roatan’s mid-island ridge threaten not only the social stability of the island but also the reef ecology below.

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Reducing Island Energy Costs
Could the Answer, My Friend, Be Blowing in the Wind?

June 12th, 2015 by Robert Armstrong

Reducing Island Energy Costs<h5>Could the Answer, My Friend, Be Blowing in the Wind?</h5>

An energy cost analyst living on Roatan says the Bay Islands require policies to encourage the expansion of sustainable energy based on the resources the islands possess in abundance – sunshine and sea breezes.

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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Seasonal Burning and Forest Fires Blot Out Bay Island Sun

April 22nd, 2015 by Pepe Herrero

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes <h5>Seasonal Burning and Forest Fires Blot Out Bay Island Sun</h5>

People visiting the Bay Islands in search of fun and sun in April and May were at times greeted instead by smoke and haze that might have made them think they had been dropped off in Los Angeles or Beijing by mistake.

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Living off What the Forest Leaves
Grass-Roots Sustainable Tourism in the Rio Cangrejal Basin

September 17th, 2014 by -

Living off What the Forest Leaves <h5>Grass-Roots Sustainable Tourism in the Rio Cangrejal Basin</h5>

No part of the wood Saravia acquires goes to waste. He uses the bark and leaves for compost and burns the wood chips he removes in the carving process for cooking fuel.

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Whither West End’s Wastewater?
Two-Thirds Still not Hooked up to New Treatment Plant

October 2nd, 2013 by -

Whither West End’s Wastewater? <h5>Two-Thirds Still not Hooked up to New Treatment Plant </h5>

A consultant was expected to arrive October 1 to evaluate the system and recommend a schedule of usage fees.

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Whale Sharks Swarm to Roatan
Dozens of Sightings of World’s Largest Fish Species Reported in August

August 16th, 2013 by -

Whale Sharks Swarm to Roatan <h5>Dozens of Sightings of World’s Largest Fish Species Reported in August</h5>

One diver reports seeing at least six of the majestic creatures in one week.

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It’s Not the Size that Counts
Some of the Smallest Creatures on Bay Islands Reefs are the Most Fascinating

July 24th, 2013 by -

It’s Not the Size that Counts<h5>Some of the Smallest Creatures on Bay Islands Reefs are the Most Fascinating</h5>

Instead of looking for charismatic megafauna underwater, try paying attention to the little things that are literally swimming right under your nose.

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Marine Debris Threatens Marine Animals
Volunteers Get Together to Clean Up Bay Islands Beaches

June 21st, 2013 by Nicholas Bach

Marine Debris Threatens Marine Animals<h5>Volunteers Get Together to Clean Up Bay Islands Beaches</h5>

We all want to enjoy clean beaches. However every beach, no matter how remote, will always have trash littering it.

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Where Does Our Sewage Go?
Roatan’s Wastewater Outstripping Capacity to Cope with it

May 29th, 2013 by Robert Armstrong

Where Does Our Sewage Go? <h5> Roatan’s Wastewater Outstripping Capacity to Cope with it </h5>

Roatan’s population and development booms of the past decade have outpaced the capacity of the island’s infrastructure to treat its wastewater and of the surrounding marine environment to safely absorb it.

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