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BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

Although the weather may not have fully cooperated on Saturday, June 27th, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s annual REEF Watch citizen science initiative, sponsored by Hiscox, has proven to be another successful year. The event supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus... Read more of this article

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

St George’s artist and designer Tara Cassidy has released a collection of unique jewelry that aims to highlight an environmental cause, with each piece in the collection made from upcycled sea plastics and “inspired by the land, sand and sea of Bermuda.” The La Graza Bermuda website says, “La Garza is proud to announce the release... Read more of this article

Photos: 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

The 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament is being held today [uly 18], and saw the invasive lionfish captured, recorded, and served for attending crowds. The 5th Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament is taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science and saw the tournament kicking off at sunup and boats heading in to the BIOS dock for the 3.00pm... Read more of this article

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

[Updated] The Bermuda National Trust is offering a $3000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person who killed 41 parrotfish on 1 July 2015 in the vicinity of Cooper’s Island. Earlier this month the Department of Environmental Protection said a “serious poaching incident” took place on July 1st when... Read more of this article

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard related to building for the America’s Cup, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required “without adequate environmental impact assessment.” BEST’s... Read more of this article

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two new underwater gliders arrived at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] this week and are expected to be gathering data in the waters around Bermuda by the end of the summer. The gliders, each resembling a 6-foot-long airplane, operate on battery power at sea with direction from land-based researchers while carrying a payload of sensors that... Read more of this article

Photos: PLP Sandys Branches Hold Clean-Up

Photos: PLP Sandys Branches Hold Clean-Up

[Updated with more photos] The PLP Sandys Branches [Constituencies 32, 33, 34, 35 and 36] held a clean-up day at the Packwood Home on Saturday [July 11], with around 20 volunteers joining PLP MPs Dennis Lister, Kim Wilson, Michael Scott and Jamahl Simmons. They started work at around 8.00am, and by time they finished the volunteers had  cleaned the... Read more of this article

Ministry: Trimming Overhanging Trees & Hedges

Ministry: Trimming Overhanging Trees & Hedges

The Ministry of Public Works is reminding the public that owners of property adjacent to a road are responsible for trimming back overhanging trees and hedges on their properties to stop vegetation from projecting into the road or sidewalk. “Overhanging trees and hedges can cause safety hazards to road users including obstructed visibility, injury... Read more of this article

Ministry: Low Rainfall, Please Conserve Water

Ministry: Low Rainfall, Please Conserve Water

The Ministry of Public Works have advised “that in order to reduce the impact of the low rainfall, it is important to conserve as much water as possible. This will also ensure that the limited water can be distributed fairly across the island and provided to those most in need.” The Ministry said the following conservation measures will... Read more of this article

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