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BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

BPOTY Support Bermuda Cahow Initiative

One of the world’s leading bird photography contests has taken a Bermuda Audubon Society programme aimed at boosting Cahow numbers under its wing. Established in 2016, the annual online Bird Photographer of the Year Competition draws tens of thousands of entrants. Describing itself as a “celebration of avian beauty and diversity, and a tribute... Read more of this article

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace’s Expedition To The Sargasso Sea

Greenpeace recently visited Bermuda and also launched an expedition to the Sargasso Sea to “study the impact of plastics and microplastics on marine life, and to document the importance of this unique ecosystem for protection under a new Global Ocean Treaty that is being negotiated at the UN.” The Greenpeace ship Esperanza departed from... Read more of this article

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

Red Hind Aggregation Areas Open For Fishing

The Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [Aug 15]. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs wishes to advise the public that the Red Hind aggregation areas within the seasonally protected areas will be open to fishing from today [15 August, 2019]. “However,... Read more of this article

BUEI To Host Weekend Glow Worm Cruises

BUEI To Host Weekend Glow Worm Cruises

Two cruises will be departing the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] dock this weekend in search of one of nature’s more spectacular mating rituals: the bioluminescent shows put on by the island’s glow worms. The tiny sea creatures, less than an inch long, light up the shallow waters around the island once a month after each... Read more of this article

Magazine Reports On Bermuda Plastics Summit

Magazine Reports On Bermuda Plastics Summit

An eight-deck, 400-foot icebreaker is a rare enough sight in Bermuda’s waters. An icebreaker carrying a party of leading American plastics industry executives and environmental activists is an even rarer one. But when the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s vessel Resolute called in Bermuda in May, she took on just such a seemingly mismatched... Read more of this article

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

Ghana Studies Bermuda’s Water System

[Written by Don Burgess] Ghana is studying Bermuda’s system of collecting rain to help solve their water crisis. The Ghanaian High Commissioner to the UK, Papa Owusu-Ankomah, recently visited the offices of OBMI Bermuda and met with regional director Colin Campbell.Mr Campbell gave a presentation on how Bermuda uses water harvesting through tanks,... Read more of this article

Former Resident Publishes ‘Greenhouse 2065′

Former Resident Publishes ‘Greenhouse 2065′

A newly published book titled Greenhouse 2065: The Wave focuses on the future effects of global warming, written by an author that grew up in Bermuda and says he was inspired on the topic while working at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. The book’s description says, “In 2035 an extraordinary meteorological event in Antarctica brings the world... Read more of this article

Cap Of 375 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

Cap Of 375 Recreational Lobster Diver Licences

The Ministry of Home Affairs is advising of a cap of 375 recreational lobster diver licences to be issued for the 2019-2020 season. “Licences will be issued on a first come, first served basis starting on Monday, 5 August 2019 and the diving season is set to open 1 September, 2019,” a spokesperson said. “The deadline to report catch data [including... Read more of this article

Consider Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

Consider Alternatives to Single-Use Plastics

The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban is urging the public to, once again, consider using non-plastic, reusable items this Cup Match holiday. The Minister said, “The time to rethink the use of single-use plastics is now. As you prepare for your holiday events, enjoy outdoor areas, and prepare to run concessions – I want to encourage the... Read more of this article

Better Energy Plan Team: IRP Is ‘Fantastic News’

Better Energy Plan Team: IRP Is ‘Fantastic News’

The Bermuda Better Energy Plan Team called the release of the Regulatory Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan [IRP] “fantastic news for our island and the planet.” The IRP calls “high levels of renewable energy resources,” with the RA saying the plan includes adding utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power via an offshore wind... Read more of this article

Ministry ‘Encouraged’ By IRP Energy Plan

Ministry ‘Encouraged’ By IRP Energy Plan

The Ministry of Home Affairs said they are encouraged by the publication of the Regulatory Authority’s Integrated Resource Plan [IRP], which calls for “high levels of renewable energy resources,” with the RA saying the plan includes adding utility-scale solar photovoltaic and wind power via an offshore wind farm. A Ministry spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Initiatives To ‘Encourage A Greener Bermuda’

Initiatives To ‘Encourage A Greener Bermuda’

Following the recent environmentalist demonstration, Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said he welcomes an “open dialogue regarding sustainability and the preservation of our island” and provided information on what is presently being done within the Ministry to “encourage a greener Bermuda.” Minister Roban said, “I encourage... Read more of this article

Video: Climate Change Rally In Hamilton

Video: Climate Change Rally In Hamilton

The Greenrock Youth Council and Fridays for Future Bermuda held a climate change rally today [July 19] in Hamilton, with young people marching from Nellie’s Walk to the Cabinet Office aiming to bring attention to climate change; with the group carrying signs and chanting “what do we want, climate justice, when do we want it, now.” The... Read more of this article