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Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

Reforestation: 200 Plants Donated In 40 Minutes

[Updated with video] The community responded tremendously to today’s [Oct 30] reforestation sapling donation, which allowed residents to select one free native and endemic plant to help restore the island’s unique landscape damaged by the recent storms.Clarien initially offered 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted,... Read more of this article

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank Launches Reforestation Project

Clarien Bank today [Oct 29] announced its community reforestation project following the recent impact of Hurricane Gonzalo and Tropical Storm Fay. A spokesperson said, “Clarien will be offering 100 Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto and Olive Wood saplings to be planted, all of which are hardy native & endemic species and representative of the island’s... Read more of this article

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Govt Measures For Fats, Oils, Sewage, Water

Over the past six months, the Government has put in place several interim measures to reduce the amount of Fats, Oils, Grease [FOG] and other unacceptable material in the island’s sewage waste stream. This FOG in the wastewater can solidify to create the so-called “greaseballs” that sometimes wash ashore from the Seabright outfall on South Shore... Read more of this article

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

Gardens & Arboretum To Close For 3 Months

The Department of Parks said they are “reminding the public that the Botanical Gardens and the Arboretum are closed to the general public for health and safety reasons,” as they “sustained extensive tree and shrub damage as a result of Tropical Storm Fay and Hurricane Gonzalo.” The Department said it is anticipated they will... Read more of this article

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Marine Ecosystems Tend To Recover Well”

“Bermuda’s marine environment and its inhabitants are used to major storms, including hurricanes. There will inevitably be some acute damage as well as some ongoing negative effects in the short to medium term, but overall our marine ecosystems tend to recover well,” the Department of Environmental Protection said. Having found both a... Read more of this article

Couple Launches L.E.D. Showroom In Paget

Couple Launches L.E.D. Showroom In Paget

Albert and Theresa Simons officially opened their doors recently to their new LED Showroom, ATS LED Suppliers. The Simons, stated, “We are thrilled to announce the Grand Opening of our new modern L.E.D Showroom in Paget, which is the first of its kind in Bermuda.” On hand at the Grand Opening was Bishop Vernon Lamb of the First Baptist Church on... Read more of this article

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

NASA: Gonzalo Stirred Up Our Ocean Sediment

[Updated] NASA has released ‘before and after’ satellite photos of Bermuda and our surrounding waters, revealing how Hurricane Gonzalo stirred up the sediment from the ocean bottom. The statement from NASA said, “NASA’s Aqua and Terra satellites captured before and after images of Bermuda and surrounding waters before and after... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

Nonsuch Report No Major Infrastructure Damage

“We are happy to report that despite a direct hit by Hurricane Gonzalo, in the initial surveys it does not appear that Nonsuch Island suffered any major damage to it’s Infrastructure or Geology,” the latest update on the Nonsuch website said. They said that the beach and coastal areas suffered far less than during hurricanes Fabian... Read more of this article

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

BAMZ Opens Following Hurricane Gonzalo

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] remains open following Hurricane Gonzalo’s visit to Bermuda over the weekend, following its midday opening yesterday [Oct 19] as the island worked to repair the damage caused by the storm. A spokesperson said, “The North Rock Tank, Seal Walkway, Local Tails, the Zoo Courtyard, the Natural History... Read more of this article

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

Hurricane Seminar Postponed By Hurricane

In what could be seen as an unfortunate irony, a seminar on hurricanes has been postponed due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Gonzalo. The RICS Hurricane presentation by visiting academics from Western Ontario and Dr. Mark Guishard from BIOS is postponed from Thursday [Oct 16] until Thursday 6th November. The presentation was due to be on Hurricane... Read more of this article


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