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Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada Signs Declaration To Protect Sargasso

Canada is the newest signatory of the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea. Domenic LeBlanc, Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, signed the Hamilton Declaration at the Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico on Saturday, with Environment Minister Cole Simons witnessing the signing. Canada... Read more of this article

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support For Ocean Tech Continues To Grow

Support for Ocean Tech’s first mission in Bermuda continues to grow, with Bermuda International Shipping Ltd. [BISL] joining with PwC, The Atlantic Conservation Partnership and Henrik Schroder from iTDNA as a sponsor of the Ocean Tech project. Ocean Tech is a groundbreaking scientific research project that’s using unique autonomous underwater vehicles... Read more of this article

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

‘Take Back Our Park’ Group Delivers Letter

[Updated] A campaign group trying to stop the development of a new maintenance yard in the middle of the Botanical Gardens has delivered a 1,500-word letter of objection to Government. And Take Back Our Park is urging more people to sign its petition [here] in a bid to convince Government not to carry on with work on a new HQ for more than 100 parks... Read more of this article

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

Photos: 185 Lionfish Caught At Fall Safari Event

The Guardians of the Reef hosted the first annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Safari recently, with the culling also marking the island’s first ‘REEF.org Sanctioned Derby,’ which follows a specific format that requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a team captain. Each team captain attended a captains meeting in advance,... Read more of this article

BUEI To Screen ‘Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda’

BUEI To Screen ‘Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda’

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Nekton will present “Nekton’s Unexplored Bermuda” on November 28 at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join us at BUEI Talks for a journey beneath the waves and into Bermuda’s unknown, unseen and largely unexplored subsea world. Oliver Steeds, Nekton’s Mission Director, will reveal... Read more of this article

BIOS Hydrostation S Receives Funding Support

BIOS Hydrostation S Receives Funding Support

Hydrostation S — the world’s longest-running hydrographic time-series with a location offshore Bermuda — has received a commitment for another five years of support from the National Science Foundation [NSF]. The funding includes $900,000 for research and $3.1 million to support 120 days of research at sea on board the BIOS-operated research... Read more of this article

MSA Students Work With Audubon Society

MSA Students Work With Audubon Society

This weekend, Mount Saint Agnes Academy [MSA] students from Middle School Student Council and high school, along with a number of parent and teacher volunteers, worked together to build over 20 Bluebird nest boxes and packaged 30 “build your own” kits for the Bermuda Audubon Society. The Society is the main supplier of Bluebird nest boxes; each... Read more of this article

Minister Attends Farmers Market Opening Day

Minister Attends Farmers Market Opening Day

The Bermuda Farmers’ Market reopened for the season at the Botanical Gardens on Saturday and Minister of the Environment Cole Simons, was on hand. “I am pleased to see the variety of items for sale. “The Ministry of the Environment is happy to partner with the Farmers’ Market to offer a central venue where people can sell produce,... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Bermuda Motors Eco Auto Show

Photos/Video: Bermuda Motors Eco Auto Show

Bermuda Motors held the islands’s first Eco Auto Show at Bull’s Head Car Park on Saturday [Nov 19], showcasing a range of electric and hybrid vehicles for the public to view and test drive on a rooftop track. The show featured a number of cutting-edge vehicles, including the brand new all-electric BMW i3, Kia Soul EV, Lexus CT200h, and Toyota... Read more of this article

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

Action Group ‘Disappointed’ Over Meeting

An action group has labelled a public consultation meeting about plans to build a new Parks Department HQ in the heart of the Botanical Gardens as “disappointing”. Last week Government held a meeting at the Berkeley Institute cafetorium over its plans to develop the old maintenance yard at the Gardens into a centre for 120 Parks staff, new staff... Read more of this article

Bacardi Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half

Bacardi Cuts Greenhouse Gas Emissions In Half

With sustainability, small steps add up, and Bermuda-headquartered Bacardi has cut its greenhouse gas [GHG] emissions intensity, worldwide, in half—more than a year earlier than its end of December 2017 target. This 50% reduction in GHGs is equivalent to taking 15,000 cars off the road each year, reducing oil use by 165,000 barrels annually or installing... Read more of this article

Eco Auto Show To Focus On ‘Green’ Cars

Eco Auto Show To Focus On ‘Green’ Cars

Bermuda Motors will be staging its first Eco Auto Show on Saturday, November 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Bull’s Head Car Park, Hamilton. The event – believed to be the first of its kind in Bermuda – will showcase the company’s range of electric and hybrid vehicles and mark the public launch of the new all-electric BMW i3.Visitors to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Motors To Host “Eco Auto Show”

Bermuda Motors To Host “Eco Auto Show”

Bermuda Motors is getting set to present The Eco Auto Show on Saturday, November 19 at Bull’s Head Car Park, offering the opportunity to “check out the latest in auto technology.” Taking place from 10.00am to 3.00pm, the event will showcase Bermuda Motors’ range of electric and hybrid vehicles, including the BMW i3, the Kia Soul... Read more of this article