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Ants Engaged In “Epic Battle” In Bermuda

Ants Engaged In “Epic Battle” In Bermuda

“For 60+ years, two of the world’s most widespread and destructive invasive ant species” have been “engaged in an epic battle on the islands of Bermuda” as “both species are completely intolerant of the other.” This is according to a research article in the Journal of Hymenoptera Research by James Kelly Wetterer. Wetterer... Read more of this article

Ministry: Recycling Facility Back Up & Running

Ministry: Recycling Facility Back Up & Running

The Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity. A government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Public Works would like to advise the public that the Material Recovery Facility, also known as the recycling facility, is now back up and running at full capacity. “The backlog of... Read more of this article

RUBIS To Sponsor This Year’s Ag Show Event

RUBIS To Sponsor This Year’s Ag Show Event

The Ag Show executive announced that RUBIS has come on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Ag Show, which is set to take place at the Botanical Gardens over a three day period next month. The Ag Show Executive Committee said, “The Ag Show executive are very pleased to announce that RUBIS has come on board as a sponsor for the 2017 Ag Show. “They... Read more of this article

Cahow Comes Out Of Shell Live On Camera

Cahow Comes Out Of Shell Live On Camera

The Ministry of the Environment announced the safe arrival of a ‘CahowCam chick’ who broke out of his or her shell at 9:45 pm Thursday night. “Thanks to an extraordinary programme to safeguard the critically endangered Cahow by Senior Terrestrial Conservation Officer Jeremy Madeiros and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

“Star” Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

“Star” Cahow Chick Hatches Live On Camera

A Cahow chick emerged from its egg live on camera last night [March 2] as part of the Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam project. The Nonsuch Island website said, “Hello World! At approximately 9.45 pm Bermuda time, two hours after the male took over incubation duties, and approximately 40 minutes after the top of the shell broke off, our star chick... Read more of this article

Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

Budget Is ‘Unsustainable And Unimaginative’

The budget is “unsustainable and unimaginative” and there are “lost opportunities for positive returns in renewable energy and encouraging a shift to electric or hybrid private vehicles,” Greenrock said. The environmental group said, “From a Greenrock perspective there’s very little to comment on regarding Budget 2017... Read more of this article

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

Free ‘Grow, Eat, Save’ Gardening Workshops

As part of activities for Nutrition Month, the Department of Health is inviting the public to a free, five-session gardening workshop every Thursday evening in March. Participants will learn to grow fresh, nutritious food, which will help cut grocery bills. Mellonie Furbert, Public Health Nutritionist said, “We know that people know the importance... Read more of this article

Bermuda Butterflies Book Available Worldwide

Bermuda Butterflies Book Available Worldwide

Ras Mykkal, Bermudian photographer, dub poet and author, teamed up with award-winning graphic designer Stephan Johnstone to produce a book dedicated to the history, life cycle and illustration of Bermuda’s butterflies. Mr. Mykkal begin photographing the insects in 2006 and started working with Mr. Johnstone on the book in 2012.A spokesperson said,... Read more of this article

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

Rise In Floral Material Imports Prompts Reminder

The Ministry of the Environment said they expect a “dramatic increase in the amount of imported floral material in the run up to and during the America’s Cup event,” so wish to “remind all importers of floral materials that they must adhere to import regulations.” “With respect to all incoming plant material, importers... Read more of this article

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students Enjoy Innovative BIOS Science Lessons

Students from the Harrington Sound Primary School spent three days and two nights at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], learning about the local marine environment and engaging in innovative lessons in real-world science. A spokesperson said, “Last month a group of 39 P6 [primary school level 6, or grade 5 in the U.S. school system]... Read more of this article

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s & BNT Join Forces To Help Environment

Nonna’s Kitchen is joining forces with the Bermuda National Trust to help improve the environment, with the eatery charging customers for shopping bags in an effort to encourage customers to bring their own reusable bags, and when customers do buy a bag, all the proceeds go to the Bermuda National Trust, which will use the funds to plant endemic trees. “Nonna’s... Read more of this article

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Earth Hour 2017 Set To Be Held On March 25th

Greenrock is inviting Bermuda to celebrate Earth Hour this year on Saturday, March 25th, to highlight the global challenges of environmental sustainability. “You can participate by simply turning off all non-essential lights from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Saturday, March 25th,” the environmental organisation said. “This action will partner... Read more of this article

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

Ministry: ‘Illegal Dumping Of Raw Sewage’

An “unscrupulous offender is regularly dumping large volumes of raw sewage in a public green space at the eastern end of the island” and “raw sewage may have been dumped overboard at a public dock,” the Ministry of Public Works said, prompting them to remind the public that the pollution of land is considered an offence. Saying... Read more of this article