Navigation Links
Combining sun, sand and science in the Bahamas
Date:9/29/2009

ct included creating sustainable sewage and waste management, removal and replacement of invasive, non-native vegetation with native vegetation, and the creation of coastal buffer zones and private ecological preserves to lessen the impact of development on the terrestrial and marine environments.

The work involved following the project from the EIA (Environment Impact Assessment) in the planning stages, through the implementation of the Environmental Management Plan during the four years of construction. The study documents the efforts, costs and resources necessary for the project. Some of the important findings are:

  • About 15% of the total project budget was necessary for environmental and coastal protection programs- with long-term benefits.
  • Tourism development in the Bahamas must look for sustainable alternatives to meet required water demands due to the limited fresh water resources in the islands.
  • Coastal buffer zones and private reserves (especially small wetlands) within the development project are important in protecting the island from the impact of floods and storms and can help meet environmental goals and reduce costly mitigation projects.
  • Coastal development setbacks are necessary to reduce beach erosion as well as protect vital wildlife habitats.
  • Restoring functional landscapes is critical in new developments to maintain minimum population thresholds of local species.
  • Land-base sources of pollution must be reduced to maintain the value of near shore marine resources.

"BBC is the first project in the Bahamas to employ Bahamians with college degrees in environmental science and management and it represents a major step forward for the country to create jobs in environmental management," explained Sullivan-Sealey.

"This opens up new and exciting career options for Bahamians and creates job opportunities in the hotel/ hospitality industry that are dependent on marine and environmental resour
'/>"/>

Contact: Marie Guma-Diaz
m.gumadiaz@umiami.edu
305-284-1601
University of Miami
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Combining advanced medical and information technologies offers pathway to lower health care costs
2. News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience
3. e-Science points to pollution solutions
4. 4,000 e-Books now available on ScienceDirect
5. UCI receives $5M from Edwards Lifesciences
6. Singapore National Science and Technology Awards
7. Planetary geoscience, paleontology, and more at GSA Annual Meeting in Denver next month
8. ESA celebrates 100 years of insect science journals
9. 454 Sequencing: Science paper describes a novel, highly efficient method of sequencing ancient DNA
10. From brains to behavior: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features methods for neuroscience research
11. DOE publishes update of plan: Facilities for the Future of Science: A 20-Year Outlook
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Combining sun, sand and science in the Bahamas
(Date:12/10/2014)... , Dec. 9, 2014  Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ... for its School of Medicine. Funding for this $50 ... campaign that will be publicly launched next summer. ... in the former 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company ... Construction will begin immediately with plans to be ready ...
(Date:12/5/2014)... MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. , Dec. 4, 2014 ... and safety has boosted investments in new testing ... products has also given rise to a range ... driven by the requirements of Generation Y, which ... digital technologies. As a result, product development strategies ...
(Date:12/3/2014)... , Dec. 2, 2014 As part of ... Inception Technologies is pleased to announce the release of ... customers to collect the workforce data that they need. ... have been left by existing readers. Many such devices ... connectivity and modern technology. Older models force users to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 2Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 3Wake Forest Baptist to Build New Medical Education Facility In Wake Forest Innovation Quarter 4Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 2Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 3Emerging Technologies Enable Smarter Monitoring of Assets, Push Industrial Testing, Inspection and Monitoring Market 4Inception Technologies to Release New Biometric Reader 2
... have been identified as highly efficient generators of electricity. , ... high concentrations in the stratosphere orbiting the earth with the ... biofilm that has been engineered by a team of scientists ... from the Wear Estuary, Country Durham, UK, the team tested ...
... N.M Sandia National Laboratories researchers, using off-the-shelf ... on ways to improve amputees, control over prosthetics ... Organic materials chemist Shawn Dirk, robotics engineer Steve ... The goal is improved prosthetics with flexible nerve-to-nerve ...
... Researchers at The Pennsylvania State University College of ... integrity of the opioid growth factor receptor (OGFr), which ... on cell proliferation, is a key to understanding the ... of human ovarian cancer cells that were molecularly engineered ...
Cached Biology News:Superbugs from space offer new source of power 2Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 2Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 3Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 4Sandia seeks better neural control of prosthetics for amputees 5A breakthrough in understanding the biology and treatment of ovarian cancer 2A breakthrough in understanding the biology and treatment of ovarian cancer 3
(Date:12/24/2014)... China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO, ... integrated plasma-based biopharmaceutical company in China ... Shandong Taibang Biological Products Co. Ltd., has received ... Food and Drug Administration (the "CFDA") for its ... in the Company,s public filings, the CFDA inspected ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL ... the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act (HSR Act) in ... 2014, thereby completing the U.S. HSR Act antitrust ... the Company by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.  ... to closing the transaction, which remains subject to ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Malvern, PA & Brussels (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 ... Education (CfPIE), the global leader of technical training ... Society for Clinical Data Management (SCDM) to ... training and certification programs —providing access to the ... The partnership extends SCDM members with 10% off when ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... N.C. , Dec. 22, 2014  Alternative ... announced that it has signed a letter of ... that has developed and patented a nanotechnology-based development ... diagnostics products that enable rapid on-site collection and ... use/abuse and health issues in an immediate, non-invasive ...
Breaking Biology Technology:China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 2China Biologic Receives GMP Certification for New Coagulation Factor Facility 3Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 2Acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, Receives U.S. Antitrust Clearance 3CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 2CfPIE Announces Partnership with the Society for Clinical Data Management 3ALNE Announces Intention To Acquire BioTechPharma 2
... N.J., Feb. 5 Covance Inc. (NYSE:,CVD) today announced ... Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference on February 6th,at 9:20 ... the presentation at, http://www.covance.com . In order to register ... early., Covance, with headquarters in Princeton, New Jersey, ...
... 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Oncothyreon Inc. (Nasdaq:,ONTY) (TSX: ONY), ... therapeutic products for the treatment of cancer, today,announced ... http://www.oncothyreon.com ., "We are excited about ... updated website, which provides additional information about our,product ...
... (Nasdaq: KERX ) today announced that Michael S. Weiss, ... the following,upcoming Investor Conferences:, Thursday, February 7th, 2008 - ... & Medical,Device Conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel ... 12:30 PM ET: BIO CEO & Investor Conference ...
Cached Biology Technology:Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Upcoming Corporate Presentations 2
Sheep polyclonal to Salmonella Thomasville ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Native Salmonella thomasville...
Goat polyclonal to HA1 ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Synthetic peptide: TLGSCRERQPEFV from the C terminus of human HA1. Entrez GeneID: 23526 Swiss Protein ID: O78181...
... Super-Sensitive, Super-Dark, Super-Small! ... with the ChemiDoc-It Imaging System. High-sensitivity ... produces low-background noise and wide dynamic ... a short exposure time. The light-tight ...
Goat polyclonal to Sarcosine Oxidase ( Abpromise for all tested applications). Antigen: Microbial Sarcosine Oxidase. Entrez Gene ID: 51268 Swiss Protein ID: Q6IAJ9...
Biology Products: