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100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

100 Years Since Extinction Of Passenger Pigeon

The Passenger Pigeon was a species of bird that once visited Bermuda. Posting on the Bermuda Audubon Society’s Facebook page, Audubon President Andrew Dobson said, “September 1st marks the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.   “Martha was the last known living Passenger Pigeon; she was named “Martha”... Read more of this article

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

Tree Removal: BEST Object, Ministry Apologise

[Updated: Ministry of Public Works issue an apology and explanation concerning the removal of the tree] BEST released the photos below which they said offer confirmation that the “mature poinciana behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was cut down over the weekend.” Last week, the environmental group issued... Read more of this article

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

BEST: “Treat Trees According To True Value”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they were “alerted this morning to a notice in the Official Gazette that the tree behind the old Magistrates Court building on Reid and Parliament Streets was to be removed”. BEST said, “While the wording in the official notice clearly refers to removal of the tree, the... Read more of this article

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

New UV Index Reading Helps Protect From Sun

In order to help protect those on the island from the harmful ultraviolet [UV] radiation produced by the sun, Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre is teaming up with the Bermuda Weather Service and its newly launched UV Index reading in order to promote awareness of the dangers posed by the sun, as well as how to avoid and combat them. The UV Index [UVI]... Read more of this article

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

Part Of Internal Ceiling Collapses At Aquarium

The Department of Conservation Services confirmed that today [Aug 19] a small area of the internal ceiling collapsed in the Aquarium Hall at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ]. Fortunately nobody was injured and there was no damage to the actual exhibit or fish. The area has been made safe and is now cordoned off, photo below.Dr. Ian Walker,... Read more of this article

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Offshore Wind Energy Study On Bermuda

Dr. Grant Gibbons, Minister of Education and Economic Development and Jeanne Atherden, Minister for Health, Seniors and the Environment recently received the final report from the University of California [UCSB] entitled, ‘Offshore Wind Energy in the Context of Multiple Ocean Uses on the Bermuda Platform’. The Offshore Wind Energy Study was undertaken... Read more of this article

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

Bermuda Welcomes Thousands Of Dragonflies

While Bermuda’s fall migrations are a sight to behold, birds aren’t the only animals that come to make their mark on the island; we are currently playing host to thousands of Wandering Glider dragonflies, with one recently captured on camera at Bernard Park. Photo by Andrew Dobson of the Bermuda Audubon Society:A post on social media from... Read more of this article

Video: City Says Ewing Street Trees To Stay

Video: City Says Ewing Street Trees To Stay

Mayor Graeme Outerbridge and other officials from the Corporation of Hamilton held a press conference today [Aug 14], where they said that the trees on Ewing Street will stay, and also pledged they will make greater efforts to listen to residents concerns. The planned removal of the trees resulted in a protest by area resident Mrs Sherma Simmons plus... Read more of this article

Video: Plastic Tides Releases Second Episode

Video: Plastic Tides Releases Second Episode

Following up on their original video release, the Plastic Tides crew – a team that works to bring awareness to the issue of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans – continues their look at Bermuda, resulting from a 10-day expedition around the island that was completed earlier this year. In episode two of “Plastic Tides,”... Read more of this article

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

Starling: New Waste Disposal Laws Needed

[Opinion column written by Jonathan Starling] While I am currently off-island, I understand from media reports and discussion on social media that recently there have been some issues regarding trash collection. This was a bit of a hot topic in the run up to the 2012 election, being held up by many opposed to the then PLP government as evidence as mismanagement.... Read more of this article


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