Dire warnings for coral reefs – Barbados Today


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has warned that the Caribbean, among other places, could lose its coral reefs by the end of the century unless there are drastic reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. “In the face of inaction, coral reefs will soon disappear,” said Leticia Carvalho, head of UNEP’s Marine and Freshwater Branch. “Humanity […]
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COVID-19 has been with us for a year - Barbados Today

When China first reported cases of coronavirus to the World Health Organisation on December 31, 2019, it was described as a mysterious new strain of pneumonia. It didn’t even have a name. Within two weeks, Chinese scientists had identified the virus’ genome sequence, the genetic code that makes up the […]