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Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

Renewal Of Refrigerant Handlers’ Permits

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is reminding “all technicians who handle or manage refrigerant gases for domestic and commercial HVAC systems that, under the Clean Air Act and Regulations, they must possess a valid ‘Certified Technician for Refrigerant Handling’ photo identification card issued by DENR.” A... Read more of this article

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen Launches ‘Project Leaf’ Initiative

Aspen has formally launched Project Leaf, an “ESG integration strategy that will incorporate environmental, social and governance information into the decision making process for its Credit and Political Risk [CPR] portfolio.” A spokesperson said, “By 2026, the project aims to see over two thirds [66%] of Aspen’s CPR premium originating... Read more of this article

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

Publication Highlights Bermuda Beardfish

A new publication describes a beardfish species, Polymixia hollisterae, living on Bermuda’s deep slope, and notes that there “are only 10 species of Polymixia known globally so it is remarkable we have three here.” In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Curator of the Natural History Museum Dr. Robbie Smith said, “Dr. Terry... Read more of this article

Glass Bottles Can Be Lethal To Wildlife & Skinks

Glass Bottles Can Be Lethal To Wildlife & Skinks

Discarded empty bottles “can be lethal to wildlife,” Senior Biodiversity Officer Dr Mark Outerbridge said, explaining that liquid at the bottom of a bottle can result in lizards and skinks entering the bottle, and once inside they often cannot get back out, and subsequently die. In a recent edition of the Envirotalk newsletter, Dr. Outerbridge... Read more of this article

KBB: Use Caution, Common Sense & Clean Up

KBB: Use Caution, Common Sense & Clean Up

[Updated] People planning to go to the public beach at Elbow for Christmas Day are “asked to use caution and common sense, follow health regulations to stay in your small ‘bubble’ group, and help Keep Bermuda Beautiful by using the trash bins.” A KBB spokesperson said, “Over the past decade, the Christmas party at Elbow Beach... Read more of this article

Happy Bird Company At Washington Mall

Happy Bird Company At Washington Mall

The Happy Bird Company is selling its bluebird nesting boxes at Washington Mall today [Dec 23] and tomorrow [Dec 24]. A spokesperson said, “The Happy Bird Company is selling its bluebird nesting boxes for the third year, led by company founder Christian Chin-Gurret. They will be available for purchase at Washington Mall on the Reid Street ground floor... Read more of this article

Cahow Featured In US Audubon Magazine Cover

Cahow Featured In US Audubon Magazine Cover

The winter edition of the U.S. National Audubon Magazine has a major feature on the Cahow project with the cover and other photography by Nonsuch Expeditions founder and CahowCam creator Jean-Pierre Rouja.A spokesperson said, “The in-depth article written by author Jessica Bruder [whose book was the inspiration for this year’s Oscar-winning Nomadland... Read more of this article

Wallpaper Wednesday: Nature’s Christmas

Wallpaper Wednesday: Nature’s Christmas

The latest design in Bernews’ weekly Wallpaper Wednesday series celebrates the Christmas season, showcasing some of the island’s natural beauty, with foliage adorned with Christmas decorations.The design is also available below as a Facebook profile cover image, and you can check back on Bernews every Wednesday for our latest free phone... Read more of this article

MarketPlace Offer Discount For Reusable Bags

MarketPlace Offer Discount For Reusable Bags

The MarketPlace today announced it will be “offering a 10-cent discount for each reusable bag presented and used at checkout as part of an overall commitment to becoming a more eco-conscience organisation.” A spokesperson said, “Beginning today customers will get 10 cents off their bill for every reusable bag they use when they visit... Read more of this article

BZS Virtual Lecture Series On December 9

BZS Virtual Lecture Series On December 9

The Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] will be holding a virtual lecture series on Thursday [Dec 9] presented by Greg Kearns, Park Naturalist, Maryland, U.S.A on the topic of “Bermuda… ‘Lifeboat for birds’, Soras and the role of MOTUS”. The event promotion said, “Bermuda… “Lifeboat for birds”, Soras and the role of MOTUS... Read more of this article

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

BUEI Environmental Ocean Hero Awards Held

The inaugural Environmental Ocean Hero Awards ceremony was held at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] on Thursday, November 25, recognizing “individuals in Bermuda for their tireless effort to preserve and protect Bermuda’s environment.” Ronald Stan, BUEI Co-Chair, said, “Bermuda’s history is unmistakably tied to its... Read more of this article

Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte In Bermuda Is Carbon Neutral For 2021

Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region announced that “for fiscal year 2021 our firm is Carbon Neutral.” A spokesperson said, “Making responsible climate choices has culminated in a great result. Deloitte in Bermuda and across the Caribbean Region is pleased to announce that for fiscal year 2021, our firm is Carbon Neutral. “We... Read more of this article

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

“BOPP Principals Briefing” Webinar On Dec 9

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme [BOPP] will be hosting their second free virtual public webinar series, B.E.A.C.H.—the BOPP Environmental Awareness Chat Hour on Thursday, December 9th at 6.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This series is designed to share with the broader island community a variety of topics related to BOPP, including perspectives... Read more of this article