Sunday, September 25, 2016

Caribbean Sea earns US$400B a year, but economic activity, pollution threats loom

"“In the Caribbean Sea, 70 per cent of beaches are eroded due to destroyed reefs, sea level rise, [and] excessive coastal development. Eighty per cent of living coral is now dead and lost, 85 per cent of wastewater is untreated and dumped into the sea. By 2030, plastics will surpass the weight of fish in the sea,” said World Bank senior economist and co-author of the report, Pawan Patil."

Read more: http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/environment/Caribbean-Sea-earns-US-400B-a-year_73840

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