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NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA, marking the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit [0.99 degrees Celsius] warmer than... Read more of this article

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, has granted Dolphin Quest its Humane Certified seal after it passed a rigorous third-party audit. Dolphin Quest, with locations in Oahu, Hawaii, and Bermuda, joins a group of fewer than a dozen institutions worldwide to earn the program’s seal. A spokesperson said, “The American... Read more of this article

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Members of the Garden Club of Bermuda cleaned up part of the race route before the start of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, and in addition, the Garden Club made a donation of $5,000 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful. For several years, Garden Club members have donned their gardening gloves and come out to do a KBB litter cleanup in advance of the Bermuda Marathon... Read more of this article

‘Greenrock Does Not Support Lifting The Ban’

‘Greenrock Does Not Support Lifting The Ban’

Greenrock is encouraging people to attend the meeting about glyphosate based herbicides, saying the purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Glyphosate Monitoring Study Draft Report, which has recommended lifting the ban on the use of glyphosate based herbicides, adding that “Greenrock does not support lifting the ban on these herbicides.” The... Read more of this article

Cayman Islands Signs Hamilton Declaration

Cayman Islands Signs Hamilton Declaration

The Cayman Islands is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. D. Kurt Tibbetts, Minister for Planning, Lands, Agriculture, Housing and Infrastructure signed the Hamilton Declaration on behalf of the Government of the Cayman Islands on 3 January. Cole Simons, Minister of the Environment,... Read more of this article

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

TBOP: Govt Did Not Comply With Parks Act

As part of a private civil case, the Chief Justice Ian Kawaley has ruled in the Supreme Court that Government did not comply with Section 4 of the Bermuda National Parks Act 1986 regarding the maintenance yard planned for the centre of the Botanical Gardens, the action group Take Back Our Park [TBOP] said. A TBOP spokesperson said: “Section 4... Read more of this article

Ten Videos: Trailers Of Ocean Vet TV Series

Ten Videos: Trailers Of Ocean Vet TV Series

The Ocean Vet TV series – which highlights Bermuda’s marine life and features the late Dr Neil Burnie  - has been released on Vimeo On Demand, giving viewers the ability to rent or purchase the series, in full or via individual episodes, with the series able to be streamed online or downloaded for later viewing on any device. The release... Read more of this article

BBC Highlight Bermuda’s Roof Water System

BBC Highlight Bermuda’s Roof Water System

“The solution to the world’s water scarcity problem could lie in the tiny, remote island of Bermuda,” the BBC said, adding that we rely on rain water and “that limited availability has created a nation of pioneering inventors who produced the Bermudian Roof.” The story said “The North Atlantic island of Bermuda has no fresh-water... Read more of this article

Ministry: Increase In Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

Ministry: Increase In Ciguatera Fish Poisoning

There has been an increase in reported cases of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning, with 16 people affected by symptoms consistent with CFP between November 22, 2016 and December 20, 2016, the Government said.The statement said, “The Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit [ESU] [Ministry of Health and Seniors], and the Department of Environment and Natural... Read more of this article

‘Celebrate Happy Holidays & Healthy Beaches’

‘Celebrate Happy Holidays & Healthy Beaches’

“Let’s all celebrate Happy Holidays and healthy beaches,” Keep Bermuda Beautiful said in advance of the annual Christmas Day gathering at Elbow Beach, adding that “everyone benefits by working together and keeping our beaches beautiful and litter-free.” KBB said, “Each year the Christmas Day party at Elbow Beach gets... Read more of this article

Meeting On Glyphosate Monitoring Study

Meeting On Glyphosate Monitoring Study

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources said they will hold a meeting to discuss the Glyphosate Monitoring Study Draft Report Nov 2016 on Thursday, 12th of January from 5.30pm – 6.30pm at the Wesley Methodist Church Hall on Church Street in the City of Hamilton. The Glyphosate Monitoring Study Draft Report November 2016 is below [PDF... Read more of this article

Wakely Wins Wildlife Photographer Of Year Award

Wakely Wins Wildlife Photographer Of Year Award

Warwick Academy student Zebedee Wakely has won the RSPCA Wildlife Photographer of the Year Award in the  12-15 year age group, with his impressive image of an Ornate Ghost Pipe fish garnering the prestigious award at a ceremony held today at the Tower of London in the UK.In describing the award winning photo, the RSPCA website said, “A fantastically... Read more of this article

Ocean Vet Now Available For Online Viewing

Ocean Vet Now Available For Online Viewing

[Updated with video] The Ocean Vet TV series – which highlights Bermuda’s marine life and features the late Dr Neil Burnie  - has been released on Vimeo On Demand, giving viewers the ability to rent or purchase the series, in full or via individual episodes, online. Episodes can be streamed online or downloaded for later viewing on any... Read more of this article