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‘Roof Wetting’ Held For New Beehives At Bacardi

‘Roof Wetting’ Held For New Beehives At Bacardi

Noting that it is part of their “ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability,” Bacardi recently welcomed ‘new tenants’ as honeybees moved in as part of the Aberfeldy Barrels and Bees program, with the company holding a ‘roof wetting’ for the new beehives at the Bacardi building. A spokesperson said, “The... Read more of this article

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

Column: Race To The Bottom Of The Sea

[Column written by Jon Copley] On January 23 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh climbed into an undersea craft called Trieste and dived nearly 11 kilometres to the deepest point in the ocean – the Challenger Deep of the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean. Down there, no sunlight can reach and the water is only ever a few degrees above freezing.... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks “Bermuda’s Cahows” On January 29

BUEI Talks “Bermuda’s Cahows” On January 29

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and the Bermuda Audubon Society will present a talk entitled “Bermuda’s Cahows” with Jeremy Madeiros on Wednesday, January 29th. The event poster says, “Join us for an evening with Jeremy Madeiros, principle conservation officer for the Department of Environment and Natural Resources. Jeremy... Read more of this article

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

Parish Pride Project In Devonshire On Jan 25

[Written by Chris Famous] This week  — Saturday, January 25th — the Parish Pride Project will be carrying out landscaping along Robert’s Avenue in Devonshire between 9am and 1pm. We will be cutting back excess vegetation and picking up discarded bottles and debris. For motorists who may be in the vicinity, please exercise caution... Read more of this article

“199 Loads Of Bulk Waste Were Delivered”

“199 Loads Of Bulk Waste Were Delivered”

The Ministry of Public Works in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] recently held a bulky waste clean-up to encourage residents to responsibly dispose of metal waste, rubble, furniture, appliances and other large items. A Government spokesperson said, “The event held on Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 of January, involved the public grouping... Read more of this article

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

NOAA/NASA: Second Warmest Year On Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration [NOAA], Earth’s global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880. “Globally, 2019 temperatures were second only to those of 2016 and continued the planet’s long-term warming trend: the past... Read more of this article

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

Experts Appointed To Sargasso Sea Commission

This week the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of two international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The Sargasso Sea Commission was established by the Hamilton Declaration on Collaboration for the Conservation of the Sargasso Sea, signed in Bermuda on March 11, 2014. The Commission celebrated its five year anniversary last year with... Read more of this article

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Appoint Wade & Mapp

Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Appoint Wade & Mapp

The Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme, a partnership between the Government of Bermuda, the Waitt Institute, and the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], announced the appointment of two new coordinators – Mr. Weldon Wade and Ms. Cheryl-Ann Mapp. “The public may recall that in June 2019 the Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme was created... Read more of this article

Video: Female Cahow Returns And Lays Egg

Video: Female Cahow Returns And Lays Egg

Nonsuch Island has a new resident, as a female Cahow recently returned to Burrow #831 in the Translocation Colony A to lay her egg, all while being “being attentively observed by her mate.” A spokesperson said, “The female Cahow has returned to burrow #831, in Translocation Colony A on Nonsuch Island in Bermuda from which CahowCam... Read more of this article

Bermuda Land Snails Named “Success Story”

Bermuda Land Snails Named “Success Story”

Bermuda land snails have been named as one of the “ten biggest conservation success stories of 2019″ by WorldAtlas in a story that highlights the “diligent efforts of conservationists and policy makers.” The story said, “The greater Bermuda land snails [Poecilozonites bermudensis] are among the oldest endemic animals in Bermuda.... Read more of this article

BTA Release Bermuda Food Harvest Almanac

BTA Release Bermuda Food Harvest Almanac

With the help of local farmers, fishermen and beekeepers, the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] has created a Bermuda Food Harvest Almanac to debut this weekend at the Botanical Gardens Farmers’ Market. The pocket-sized guide is “designed to connect restaurateurs, grocers and consumers with locally grown foods at their freshest.” “As we... Read more of this article

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

Photos: Bermuda National Trust Tree Planting

In an effort to start the new decade on an environmentally friendly note, the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] held an event today [Jan 1], aimed at ensuring 50 trees were planted at various locations across Bermuda in celebration of their 50th anniversary. A Bermuda Climate Action Network spokesperson previously said, “The newly formed Climate Action... Read more of this article

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

Public Invited To Plant Trees To Start New Year

The community is invited to join the Bermuda National Trust [BNT] in celebration of their 50th anniversary by planting 50 trees on New Year’s Day at various locations across Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “The newly formed Climate Action Network [Bermuda CAN] supports the National Trust event and encourages people to sign up to help at one of... Read more of this article