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Grains and Sugarcane Fields Flooded in the West!

Many crops are under water due to recent flooding to Tropical Storm Cristobal that formed in the Bay of Campeche. Locally crops and grains are being affected in the west and [...]

CEMO’s Preparedness for the 2020 Hurricane Season

It is only day two of the hurricane season, but a tropical storm has formed in the Bay of Campeche, Mexico.  The storm began as a tropical depression bringing heavy rainfall and [...]

Heavy Rains Result in Flash Floods!

Heavy rains over the weekend resulted in flash floods in a number of countries where deaths were recorded in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. According to the National Met Service, [...]

10 Inches of Rainfall – More to Come Says the MET!

As you heard in that story, more than twenty people are now in a shelter in Saint Matthew’s Village where they experienced flash floods over the weekend. But what exactly [...]

The Met Service Says the Hurricane Season Will Be an Active One!

The hurricane season is here. Today marks the official opening of the Atlantic Hurricane Season for this year and the forecast is for an active season.  The National Met Service [...]

COVID-19 Poses New Challenges to Hurricane Season Response

Having an above average year for storms in 2020 brings another set of challenges and concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The issue of crowded shelters complicates social distancing and [...]

Average to Above Average 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season

We are a few days away from the official opening of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season. The outlook, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, shows some thirteen to [...]

Rivers of White Ash in the Vaca Forest

Friends for Conservation and Development, F.C.D., has been battling for the preservation and conservation of Belize’s forest to the west for many years. For the past few weeks, the environmental [...]

Guatemalan Farmer Caught Illegally Farming in Belize

F.C.D. has had to take up the responsibility of arresting encroachers and manning the forest to keep it from disappearing. In his article, Rath asks the question, ‘where is our [...]

Motorcycle Goes Up in Flames on Philip Goldson Highway

A delivery man from Atlantic Restaurant on the Philip Goldson Highway escaped with his life on Sunday afternoon after the motorcycle he was travelling on suddenly combusted. Robert Thomas was [...]

No Fires Recorded Today!

There’s a bit of good news to report tonight as it relates to the fires that were ravaging the forests and farm lands.   According to the Forest Department, the satellite [...]

Fire! Fire! Western Belize is on fire!

Tonight, we share more from our trip out west to cover the fires that have been consuming large plots of farmlands and virgin forested areas.  A small group of concerned [...]

Wildfires in the West – the Burning Continues!

For the past two weeks we have been reporting on a spate of forest fires across Belize. Many of those fires are concentrated in the western part of the country. [...]

FCD Executive Director Says Environmental Education Program Needed

The Chiquibul and Vaca Forests have also been destroyed by wildfires, but these have decreased significantly. The rains last week doused the huge inferno that destroyed habitats and killed animals.  [...]

Forest Fires Killed Animals, Destroyed Habitats

The rains last week doused the huge fires that were burning out of control in the Vaca and Chiquibul forest in the west. The damage, however, was already done. Huge [...]

Was Deon Ferguson’s House Burglarized and then Set on Fire?

There was a fire over the weekend that wiped out a man’s house in Belize City. Deon Ferguson, a tourism worker from San Pedro, received a call just before eleven [...]

Fire at Chetumal Dumpsite Affecting Corozaleños

A fire across the northern border, at a dumpsite, has been brought under control, but the smoke continues to billow, affecting residents of the area as well as of the [...]

Animals Dying Due to Forest Fires

The forest fires in the west and south are having devastating consequences for wildlife. Panthera Belize, an organization that focuses on the future of wildcats, has been monitoring the situation.  [...]

Wildfires Run Amok in Cayo District

In addition to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country is facing another crisis; it has to do with bush and forest fires that have been spreading all over the country. In [...]

Community Effort to Stem Wildfires Outside of Succotz

The forest fires are caused by a number of environmental factors such the current high temperatures.  The Vaca Forest has experienced the largest wild fire affecting the biodiversity of the [...]

Fire Causes $1 Million in Damages to Cacao Farm

One million dollars in damages were caused by a raging farm fire on fifty acres of cacao plantation in the south. The fire keeps burning tonight, stretching beyond the villages [...]

Raging Fires Also Stretching Police Resources Thin

Aside from the cacao farm in Crique Jute, fires have been raging in Punta Gorda where overnight two houses were gutted by a blaze. Police and fire-fighters had to respond [...]

Forest Department and Partners Battle Wildfires

Bush fires have been popping up all over the country in recent days as the dry weather prevails. A few days ago, laws were put in place to fine persons [...]

186 Fires Recorded on Monday in Belize!

More than one hundred fires were recorded on a single day in Belize last week posing serious risks to human health and the wider environment.  Air quality measurement tools showed [...]

185 Fires Recorded in a Single Day!

Residents in western Belize, particularly in Belmopan and San Ignacio and Santa Elena have been complaining about smog that has been lingering going on for almost two weeks. They say [...]