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Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock says that it “strongly supports” the Bermuda Better Energy Plan [BBEP] submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on energy generation for Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock strongly supports the Bermuda Better Energy Plan submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

Energy Efficiency Workshop Held For Hotels

Energy Efficiency Workshop Held For Hotels

A Hotels Energy Efficiency Workshop held at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club today [Nov 14] where local hoteliers were invited to hear about energy saving initiatives that have worked throughout the Caribbean region and to discuss challenges and successes here in Bermuda. The workshop facilitator, Loreto Duffy-Mayers has “considerable... Read more of this article

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

Today [Nov 14], the Minister for the Cabinet Office Walton Brown released the 2018 Environmental Statistics Compendium from the Department of Statistics. Minister Brown noted, “The Compendium is structured into 13 sections and contains brief analyses, tables and graphs for each section. There are more than 40 statistical tables which provide a wealth... Read more of this article

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

Column: Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] I recently attended a community meeting that spoke to concerns that I’ve had since hearing last month’s urgent report by a United Nations agency on the matter of climate change. On Thursday, November 8th, I joined at least 130 residents gathered at St. Paul AME, Centennial Hall to listen to presentations... Read more of this article

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

BNT Welcome Pledge On Single-Use Plastics

The Bermuda National Trust said they welcome the announcement in the Throne Speech that Government intends to eliminate single use plastics in Bermuda by 2022, adding that the impact of plastics on the oceans is well documented. The relevant portion of the Throne Speech said, “The horrific impact of plastic on the environment is a global issue. In... Read more of this article

Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Certification

Newport Bermuda Race Wins Gold Certification

The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee have announced the 2018 Newport Bermuda Race has earned gold-level certification from Sailors for the Sea’s Clean Regattas program, a race of its own aimed at restoring ocean health. Clean Regattas is a certification system with five levels—Participant, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum—enabling sailors to... Read more of this article

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting On Nov 8

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Meeting On Nov 8

Greenrock and BE Solar will be hosting a public meeting on Bermuda’s energy future on Thursday [Nov 8] starting at 5.30pm at St Paul’s AME in Hamilton on the corner of Victoria and Court St. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock and BE Solar will be hosting a public meeting on Bermuda’s energy future this Thursday, the 8th of November, at St Paul’s... Read more of this article

Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby Begins On Nov 9th

Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby Begins On Nov 9th

Guardians of the Reef will be hosting the third annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby this coming weekend which will also be the island’s second ‘REEF Sanctioned Derby’ that follows a specific framework and requires all participants to be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain. This four day lionfish culling competition begins on Friday... Read more of this article

Greenrock Makes Starling’s Position Redundant

Greenrock Makes Starling’s Position Redundant

Greenrock has made the Executive Director position — which was held by Jonathan Starling – redundant, the charity confirmed today. A spokesperson said, “As a sustainability charity, we practice what we preach and, accordingly, have had to make some hard decisions regarding the structure of the organisation. “Like many in Bermuda’s... Read more of this article

City Advisory: Tree Removal On Elliott Street

City Advisory: Tree Removal On Elliott Street

The City of Hamilton is advising the public that it will be removing three Mahogany trees on Elliott Street due to root systems that have adversely affected City sidewalks, roadways, as well as private properties.Parks Superintendent, Steven DeSilva, said of the removal, “The City has a Street Tree Policy in place that outlines our commitment to... Read more of this article

Cahow Nesting Season Off To An Early Start

Cahow Nesting Season Off To An Early Start

The upcoming 2019 cahow nesting season is off to an early start with breeding pairs returning to their underground burrows on the Nonsuch Island Nature Reserve and its surrounding islets earlier than expected. Principal Terrestrial Conservation Officer at the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] Jeremy Madeiros said, “Many... Read more of this article