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Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

Dept: Keep An Eye Out For Two Invasive Plants

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] is asking the public to keep their eyes out for two invasive vine species presently growing in Bermuda – kudzu and the hyacinth bean. “DENR needs to monitor these invasive species in order to determine if they have spread and to what extent they pose a threat to the island’s... 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 three international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission. The three incoming Commissioners are Dr. Tammy Warren, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the Bermuda Government Department of Environment and Natural Resources [serving a second term]; The Honourable Wilfred P. Moore, Q.C., LL.D.... Read more of this article

Dockyard Recycling Programme A Success

Dockyard Recycling Programme A Success

A pilot recycling programme at Dockyard could become permanent after proving to be a success, WEDCO said today. Until recently it was difficult to recycle products because of the cost of taking waste to the recycle depot from Dockyard which made it uneconomical. The capital costs of purchasing the blue TAG bins, the cost of emptying them and then sorting... Read more of this article

New Geography Text Book ‘Young Geographers’

New Geography Text Book ‘Young Geographers’

Minister of Education & Workforce Development Diallo Rabain spoke in the House of Assembly on Friday [Sept 29] highlighting the release of ‘Young Geographers,’ a new textbook for Bermuda’s students. Minister Rabain acknowledged the partnership between the Ministry and the private sector in producing the textbook, which is the first... Read more of this article

680 Volunteers Remove 12,000 Pounds Of Litter

680 Volunteers Remove 12,000 Pounds Of Litter

EY joined with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] for a cleanup of Bermuda’s shorelines, with 680 volunteers removing 12,000 pounds of litter and debris from beaches, shorelines and coastal waters spanning 36 locations across Bermuda, KBB said. “We are delighted to have EY as title sponsor since 2014 and help Bermuda participate in the world’s largest... Read more of this article

BEST Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary

BEST Celebrating Their 10th Anniversary

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is celebrating its 10th anniversary, marking a decade of “its vital work as campaigner for the environment for the protection of Bermuda’s limited and diminishing conservation zones.” A spokesperson said, “In 2006, a small group of people banded together to save Bermuda’s Botanical... Read more of this article

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

DENR: Fish Die Off Likely Caused By Parasite

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] today released preliminary findings on the cause of the major fish die-off event that has been occurring around the Island this month, saying that the “cause of death appeared to be the same gill parasite that was identified in the last major fish die-off – Brooklynella.” “This... Read more of this article

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

Water Borne Bacteria, Tobacco Bay Beach Closed

The Ministry of Health advised that Tobacco Bay Beach “has been closed to swimmers due to higher than normal levels of water-borne bacteria.” “The Department of Health conducts regular testing of seawater and has closed the beach to swimmers and watersports today, due to bacterial levels above the Department’s acceptable limit,”... Read more of this article

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

“Masterworks Is Going Green” Fundraiser

The “Masterworks Is Going Green” fundraiser will be held at The Loren Hotel on Saturday, October 14th, with proceeds set to go towards helping make the museum more environmentally friendly.A spokesperson said, “Masterworks Museum is Going Green! Our Contemporaries Party sponsored by Goslings will be hosted at The Loren Hotel, October... Read more of this article

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Butterfield Employees Participate In Cleanup

Employees of Butterfield Group companies around the world joined forces with local environmental groups to take part in the International Costal Clean-Up on Saturday, September, 16th. 267 Butterfield team members cleared 113 bags of trash and recyclables from public spaces in six countries during the first of what will become an annual Community Action... Read more of this article

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

Photos: Saltus Clean Up At John Smith’s Bay

In order to help assist Saturday’s Coastal Clean Up Day, Saltus students, their families and staff turned out to help clean up John Smith’s Bay. In connection with KBB’s “Adopt-A-Spot” initiative, S4 teacher and Year Coordinator and Saltus alumna, Erika Powell, organizes a Saltus clean up at John Smith’s Bay twice during the academic year. Ms.... Read more of this article

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

Photos: Dead Fish Washing Up On Shorelines

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources confirmed they have received a number of reports of dead fish washing up on shorelines around the island, and said “the current die-off event is affecting a large number of fishes from a wide range of species” and it is “too early to speculate about possible causes.” After a... Read more of this article

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Students Help With KBB Marine Clean Up

Warwick Academy students, staff and parents came out to support the KKB Marine Clean Up initiative on Saturday organized by Head Girl Eryn Bhola. A spokesperson said, “Warwick descended on Elbow Beach and Coral Beach, and a group of the IB Environmental science students took the opportunity to sort, document and map what trash washed up and where.” Related... Read more of this article