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Clarien Marks Earth Day With Sapling Donations

Clarien Marks Earth Day With Sapling Donations

In celebration of Earth Day, Clarien Bank is donating three hundred native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Olive Wood and Bay Grape saplings to clients and residents on Friday, April 22. The community sapling event was held on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 20 and 21 by plantings of saplings at Elliot Primary and Victor Scott Primary to help make... Read more of this article

Red Cross: Aiding Ecuador & Japan After Quakes

Red Cross: Aiding Ecuador & Japan After Quakes

The Bermuda Red Cross is collecting donations in response to devastating earthquakes that hit regions in both Ecuador and Japan recently, killing hundreds and injuring thousands between them. Regarding the Ecuadorian earthquake, a Red Cross spokesperson said, “The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck at around 7.00pm local time on April 16.  “The... Read more of this article

College Class Visits Trunk Island ‘Classroom’

College Class Visits Trunk Island ‘Classroom’

The Bermuda College’s Introduction to Biology students were given the special treat of having a ‘hands-on’ class on Trunk Island, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s “Living Classroom”. On Friday 1st April and Friday 8th April, BZS education staff took the students and their teacher, Alnisha Simmons, out to the island as part of the second... Read more of this article

“Serious Issues With The Ongoing Brown Water”

“Serious Issues With The Ongoing Brown Water”

“We are calling on the OBA Government to address the serious issues with the ongoing ‘Brown Water’, affecting residents in the Prospect and Cedar Park areas,” said a joint statement from Shadow Public Works Minister Dennis Lister and Devonshire North Central MP Diallo Rabain. Mr Rabain and Mr Lister said, “This is by no... Read more of this article

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Photos: Injured Turtle Has Stitches Removed

Daisy — the loggerhead turtle that has been residing at the Bermuda Museum, Aquarium & Zoo since she underwent life-saving surgery to remove a rusting hook in her throat three months ago — has had her stitches removed and it is hoped she can be released back into the wild in late spring/early summer. “In addition to all of her... Read more of this article

Video: Ocean Vet “Eagle Rays” Episode Trailer

Video: Ocean Vet “Eagle Rays” Episode Trailer

The producers of the Ocean Vet series have posted another video trailer online, with this latest trailer focusing on spotted eagle rays. The video description said, “How does one catch a spotted eagle ray exactly? Neil and the Ocean Vet team show you how difficult it is to capture a fish with the biggest brain to body ratio in the ocean.”Ocean... Read more of this article

Emergency Measures Tsunami Planning Meeting

Emergency Measures Tsunami Planning Meeting

Premier and Minister for National Security Michael Dunkley — as Chair of the Emergency Measures Organization — this morning opened the Tsunami Planning meeting held at O’Hara House. “On 17 March, 2016, Bermuda participated in the Regional Tsunami Exercise that was carried out for all countries in the Caribbean and Central America... Read more of this article

“System 100% Supplied By Renewable Energy”

“System 100% Supplied By Renewable Energy”

Greenrock believes that while Liquefied Natural Gas [LNG] may be preferable to heavy fuel oil, it is not the best solution for Bermuda, saying that they believe “the best way to safeguard our future is to transition to an electricity system which is 100% supplied by renewable energy.” Greenrock said, “In Parliament on Monday, March... Read more of this article

BBC News: When Opportunity Washes Ashore

BBC News: When Opportunity Washes Ashore

[Written by Adrienne Smatt, Bermuda Broadcasting Co.] A St. George’s woman who once struggled in a job that paid $11 an hour has turned her life around by creating a lucrative jewellery business. Tara Cassidy came up with the idea three years ago while stuck working in what she saw as a dead-end job as a tour guide. She found a sea fan [a type of... Read more of this article

BEST Launch Online Survey For Public Input

BEST Launch Online Survey For Public Input

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has just launched an online community survey to assist them in accessing their impact and services. They are inviting all residents to take a moment to respond to six research questions which will help them shape their focus and services for 2016 and beyond.Stuart Hayward, BEST’s Chief Advocacy... Read more of this article

BIOS Utilizing Underwater Gliders For Research

BIOS Utilizing Underwater Gliders For Research

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] is utilizing a new technology as it uses autonomous underwater gliders, opening up “new ways to investigate the sea around us.” The institute’s gliders are being used for a variety of purposes, including being piloted directly into the paths of hurricanes for a rare look at what happens... Read more of this article

Department Of Environment & Natural Resources

Department Of Environment & Natural Resources

The Ministry of Health, Seniors and Environment advised that, effective today [April 1], the Departments of Conservation Services and Environmental Protection will be merged into a new Department of Environment and Natural Resources. A spokesperson said, “For the past thirteen years the management of Bermuda’s natural environment has principally... Read more of this article

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