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Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Greta Thunberg Sails ‘Close To Bermuda’

Teenage environmentalist Greta Thunberg recently sailed ’close to Bermuda’ as she makes her way towards Europe from the United States, tweeting about her proximity to the island. She is best known for sparking the ‘school strike’ movement when, at age 15, she began spending her school days outside the Swedish parliament to call... Read more of this article

Offshore Boat Trips To View Bermuda Cahows

Offshore Boat Trips To View Bermuda Cahows

The Bermuda Audubon Society, together with the Bermuda Zoological Society will be offering offshore boat trips to view Bermuda Cahows starting November 9th until November 23rd. A spokesperson said, “Our Cahows are back! The Bermuda Audubon Society in conjunction with the Bermuda Zoological Society will be offering offshore boat trips to view... Read more of this article

Ceremonial Tree Planting At Botanical Gardens

Ceremonial Tree Planting At Botanical Gardens

Earlier today [Nov 4] Premier David Burt and Azorean President Vasco Cordeiro conducted a ceremonial tree planting in the Botanical Gardens as part of the celebrations of the 170th anniversary of the arrival of the first Portuguese immigrants to Bermuda.In attendance for the occasion were the visiting Azorean delegation, Public Works Minister Lt/Col... Read more of this article

Photos: First Bermuda Climate Risk Forum Held

Photos: First Bermuda Climate Risk Forum Held

Michael Bloomberg joined Premier David Burt and climate champions from science, business and government at the first Bermuda Climate Risk Forum highlighting policy and pathways to a cleaner environment. Some 150 delegates turned out for yesterday’s inaugural event, presented by Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] in association with the Bermuda Institute... Read more of this article

Bermuda Climate Risk Forum On Wednesday

Bermuda Climate Risk Forum On Wednesday

Global experts on climate change including scientists and reinsurance industry leaders will join entrepreneur-philanthropist Michael Bloomberg and Bermuda Premier David Burt this Wednesday at the first Bermuda Climate Risk Forum. More than 120 delegates have already registered for the October 30 half-day event at Hamilton Princess & Beach Club,... Read more of this article

Stevenson Humpback Documentary Wins Award

Stevenson Humpback Documentary Wins Award

Bermudian filmmaker Andrew Stevenson’s new up-close-and-personal look at the gentle sea giants which migrate through the island’s waters every spring scooped one of the top awards at a leading environmental film festival this week [Oct 22].. Directed and produced by Mr. Stevenson and filmed entirely off Bermuda, The Secret Lives of Humpbacks... Read more of this article

Eco Lunch & Learn Tackles Environmental Issues

Eco Lunch & Learn Tackles Environmental Issues

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College have kicked off a new season of topics for their Eco Lunch & Learn Series II. The series runs on the last Thursday of each month for September, October and November 2019, resuming in February, March and April of 2020. A spokesperson said, “This second series promises... Read more of this article

Minister On Achieving Renewable Energy Goals

Minister On Achieving Renewable Energy Goals

On Tuesday [Oct 22], Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban met with CEO of the Bermuda-based Legal & General [L&G] Re, Thomas Olunloyo and Laura Mason, London-based CEO of Legal & General Retirement, Institutional to “discuss investment opportunities that could help Bermuda achieve future renewable energy goals.”Minister Roban... Read more of this article

Minister Roban Attends Renewable Energy Forum

Minister Roban Attends Renewable Energy Forum

Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban attended the 11th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum in Miami, Florida. A Government spokesperson said, “Recently, the Minister of Home Affairs, the Hon. Walter Roban, JP, MP, represented Bermuda at the 11th Caribbean Renewable Energy Forum in Miami, Florida. “The event, which took place from October 16 – 18,... Read more of this article

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Aming To Discuss Tiger Shark Research In NYC

Bermudian ocean explorer Choy Aming will be speaking at the upcoming Sea Stories 2019 event at New York’s famed Explorers Club. The senior aquarist at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo and director of The Bermuda Shark Project, Mr. Aming is one of five speakers invited to address the prestigious day-long symposium on November 9 His presentation,... Read more of this article

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

Column: How Do You Weigh A Live Whale?

[Written by Fredrik Christiansen] Whales are the largest animals on the planet, and important predators in the marine ecosystem. As a marine biologist I have been lucky enough to see them up close. It’s an amazing experience to watch a whale mother, 14 metres long and weighing nearly 40 tonnes, gently push her “tiny” five-metre baby, already weighing... Read more of this article

Island Researcher Describes Sargasso Sea Trip

Island Researcher Describes Sargasso Sea Trip

Bermudian graduate student Shane Antonition calls his two-week journey into the Sargasso Sea aboard Greenpeace’s research vessel M/V Esperanza an “awe-inspiring and humbling.” A research assistant at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ], Mr. Antonition joined the Esperanza this summer when the vessel sailed out of St. George’s... Read more of this article

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Straws Made Into Limited-Edition Vinyl Records

Bacardi rum, in partnership with Lonely Whale, has launched a new Straw Vinyl program, through which they will collect single-use plastic straws from 55 bars across the country to upcycle them into limited-edition vinyl records, with an aim to transform “something that sucks into something that slaps.” As part of the iconic rum brand’s... Read more of this article