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Portuguese Man of War On Horseshoe Bay

Portuguese Man of War On Horseshoe Bay

The Ministry of the Environment has advised the public to “take extreme care while in or near the ocean when the Portuguese Man of War [PMOW] is present.”“There are currently reports of Portuguese Man of War on Horseshoe Bay on the south shore. The Portuguese Man of War can be identified by a bluish, gas filled float on top of the... Read more of this article

Greenrock Holds School Awards Ceremony

Greenrock Holds School Awards Ceremony

Greenrock held its School Awards Ceremony for the 2016-2017 school year on World Oceans Day, Thursday, June 8th. Hosted by lead donor HSBC, the Awards Ceremony recognised the successes and participations of schools in two of Greenrock’s environmental education programmes, Eco-Schools and Water Explorers. The awards ceremony featured guest speaker... Read more of this article

Apply For Environmental Education Grant

Apply For Environmental Education Grant

Bermudian residents, intending to study at a United States College or University are invited to apply for the Environmental Education Grant. According to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ website: “The Environmental Education Grant was established to promote and encourage the study of conservation, ecology, agriculture,... Read more of this article

Govt Updates Public On Gasoline Spill Recovery

Govt Updates Public On Gasoline Spill Recovery

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] updated the public on the gasoline spill that occurred at the RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd facility, Ferry Reach on 27 March 2017.A spokesperson said, “Monitoring from the four new monitoring wells in addition to the many existing wells has helped to define the extent of the spill, which... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

World Oceans Day: ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’

Today, Thursday June 8th, is World Oceans Day, a global day of ocean celebration and focusing on marine sustainability. The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is ‘Our Oceans, Our Future’. Additionally, the action focus for this year is ‘encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future’. Greenrock... Read more of this article

World Oceans Day: Five Myths For Debunking

World Oceans Day: Five Myths For Debunking

[Written by BEST Chairman Stuart Hayward] “Five myths about oceans”, is an article published by Steve and Anthony Palumbi in the Washington Post exploring several aspects of the world’s oceans. No-one in Bermuda can forget that the sea is very much a part of our lives, and those myths resonate with this tiny archipelago. Myth No 1 –... Read more of this article

Greenrock To Host First ‘Eco-Camp’ In July

Greenrock To Host First ‘Eco-Camp’ In July

Greenrock will be holding their first ever summer camp throughout July, with an aim to connect participants with Bermuda’s environment and raise awareness about sustainability issues relevant to Bermuda. It will provide campers with the opportunity to actively protect the environment, including conservation activities such as protecting our coastlines... Read more of this article

Marking Five Years Of  “Kids On The Reef”

Marking Five Years Of “Kids On The Reef”

The XL Catlin Kids on the Reef programme, a partnership between the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the I Am Water Foundation, sponsored by XL Catlin has now completed its fifth successful year. The programme brings together world-class free-diving conservationists and local marine ecology educators to take local public middle school students beyond... Read more of this article

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

“Disappointment” At USA Out Of Climate Deal

U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Thursday [June 1] that the United States would withdraw from the Paris climate accord, with Bermuda environmental organisation Greenrock saying that while they are still reflecting on the repercussions of the USA’s decision, their “initial thoughts are that of extreme disappointment.” The deal,... Read more of this article

X-Roads Thank Beekeeper Spencer Field

X-Roads Thank Beekeeper Spencer Field

X-Roads Warriors FC extended their thanks to beekeeper Spencer Field, for removing a large bee hive that formed near the changing facilities at Warrior Park, which began to interfere with children playing football and area residents living nearby the field. Live stream replay of Mr Field removing bees who swarmed last year:The club explained that... Read more of this article

Waste-To-Energy Workshop On Race For Water

Waste-To-Energy Workshop On Race For Water

The Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards today opened a Waste-to-Energy Workshop on board Race For Water, the solar, wind and hydrogen powered scientific vessel visiting Bermuda on the first leg of a five-year odyssey. The workshop gathered local business leaders, Government technical officers, members of relevant Non-Governmental Organizations... Read more of this article

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

Concern Over Coot Pond ‘Commercialisation’

[Updated] The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Greenrock said they are “concerned about the creeping commercialisation of areas outside of the five beaches plan of the Bermuda Tourism Authority.” “Under the existing plan only five beaches are designated for development and concessions – Horseshoe Bay,... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Host ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

BUEI Talks To Host ‘To The Ends Of The Earth’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] Talks series is getting set to present “To the Ends of the Earth” with Adrian Hayes on Monday, June 12, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “British record-breaking adventurer, speaker, coach, campaigner and author, Adrian Hayes, details his expeditions to the top, bottom and roof... Read more of this article