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Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] have extended their thanks for the “generous donations received from the public to assist with the seagrass restoration project.” A Government spokesperson said, “DENR initiated a seagrass restoration project in June 2020 which... Read more of this article

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] confirmed that “2020 ranked as Earth’s second-hottest year on record, knocking 2019 down to the third hottest.” The organisation said, The average land and ocean surface temperature across the globe in 2020 was 1.76 degrees F [0.98 of a degree C] above average — just 0.04 of... Read more of this article

‘The Hunt’ Was On For Families Over Holiday

‘The Hunt’ Was On For Families Over Holiday

Over 80 families registered ‘The Hunt’, and those taking part have been able to experience and learn more about their island they thought they knew so well. A spokesperson said, “When the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] closed in early December, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] education team were unable to host their traditional... Read more of this article

Video: CahowCam Pair Return And Lay Egg

Video: CahowCam Pair Return And Lay Egg

The island is set to welcome a new resident soon, as a Cahow on Nonsuch Island laid an egg, with the pair of birds managing to coordinate their return for the occasion despite being apart at sea for two months. Jean-Pierre Rouja, Nonsuch Expeditions Founder and Team Leader said, “As our followers from around the world watched live, the male from... Read more of this article

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar recently installed a solar electricity system on the roof of PALS, with the solar system expected to help the charity save over $6,000 per year. A spokesperson said, “Renewable energy company BE Solar successfully won a competitive process to install an 11.97kW solar electricity system on the roof of local cancer charity PALS in Paget.... Read more of this article

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Guardians of the Reef recently hosted the Bermuda Lionfish Grand Prix, a first in a new series of lionfish culling tournaments to the island where all registration, logging and participation is done online through an innovative angler portal and smartphone app.Fifteen teams took part in November, with 29 anglers, including both freedivers and divers... Read more of this article

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

In the Winter Edition of Envirotalk, Department Of Environment & Natural Resources Entomologist Claire Jessey highlights the Fig Sphinx moth, which is apparently a new resident of the island. In the report, Ms. Jessey said, “In October 2017, a large and unfamiliar moth was presented to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for... Read more of this article

AXIS Sponsors Ocean Plastics Documentary

AXIS Sponsors Ocean Plastics Documentary

Keep Bermuda Beautiful and LookBermuda are partnering to create an educational film that will “raise awareness about plastic pollution,” with Axis Capital acting as the lead sponsor for the three-year project. A spokesperson said, “Keep Bermuda Beautiful and LookBermuda announced plans to create an educational film that will raise... Read more of this article

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], whose members include local residents, businesses, and small activist groups, recently issued a list of recommendations and requests to BELCO. “The recommendations emerged from consultations with local residents who have been experiencing a range of nuisances due to BELCO’s operations. Many residents are... Read more of this article

WA Shortlisted For Environmental Initiative

WA Shortlisted For Environmental Initiative

Warwick Academy has been shortlisted for the ISC Research’s International School Awards for 2021 in the ‘Environmental Initiative′. A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy is thrilled to be one of the shortlisted schools at ISC Research’s International School Awards for 2021 in the ‘Environmental Initiative.’  The... Read more of this article

‘Potential For Renewable Energy Development’

‘Potential For Renewable Energy Development’

The island’s marine Exclusive Economic Zone offers “great potential for renewable energy development,” Minister Walter Roban said, adding that the “most feasible of these technologies is offshore wind” and the “next most feasible technology is floating solar.”Speaking in the House of Assembly, Minister of... Read more of this article

Simmons: Working To Protect Marine Species

Simmons: Working To Protect Marine Species

The Government is working to improve “capability to address illegal fishing and the resultant offenses against our most threatened protected marine species and habitats,” Senator Lindsay Simmons said today [Dec 9] in the Senate. Senator Simmons said, “Investigating incidents of illegal killing, injury and/or damage to our most threatened... Read more of this article

‘Full Scale’ Christmas Tree Inspection Underway

‘Full Scale’ Christmas Tree Inspection Underway

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] staff are “currently involved in a full-scale examination of all imported Christmas trees,” the Government said. “This year in the absence of the overseas pre-inspection by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] staff, the local inspection process will involve... Read more of this article