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Seasonally Protected Areas Closed To Fishing

Seasonally Protected Areas Closed To Fishing

Bermuda’s seasonally protected marine areas, known as the “hind grounds”, are closed to all fishing activities as of May 1, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has announced. “These areas provide sanctuary for hinds and groupers when they gather to spawn during the warm summer months, and fishing in these areas is strictly... Read more of this article

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

BZS Lecture Series: “World Domination By Ants”

The latest installment in the Bermuda Zoological Society lecture series will see a talk presented by visiting scientist Dr. Jim Wetterer, Associate Professor at Florida Atlantic University, on the topic of “World Domination by Ants.” The lecture will take place on Tuesday, May 10 at 7.00pm, with doors opening at 6.30pm. The event is free... Read more of this article

KBB’s Two Day Blitz: Earth Day And Spring Clean

KBB’s Two Day Blitz: Earth Day And Spring Clean

KBB had a double day of giving back to the community recently. Friday 22 April was a full day of activities in recognition of Earth Day, and Saturday 23 April was KBB’s annual Island-wide Spring Clean. On Friday 22 April in celebration of Earth Day, seventy international cast members from Up with People took to the city streets to do a KBB litter... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: BIOS ROV Regional Challenge

Photos & Video: BIOS ROV Regional Challenge

Up to twenty-eight teams from nine Bermudian schools and educational organizations converged on the National Sports Center in Devonshire this morning [April 30] for the 2016 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge. The program, sponsored by the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS], is part of the Mid Atlantic Robotics IN Education Program [MARINE],... Read more of this article

BNT 2016 Earth Day Student Video Competition

BNT 2016 Earth Day Student Video Competition

The Bermuda National Trust [BNT], together with sponsor Marshall, Diel & Myers, celebrated Earth Day 2016 by “listening to the voices of our children” at the Earth Day Student Video Competition prize-giving for Primary, Middle, and Senior School students. A spokesperson said, “Prizes were awarded to the 50 students who submitted... Read more of this article

Neighbourhood Clean Up Of Lighthouse Road

Neighbourhood Clean Up Of Lighthouse Road

On Earth Day over the weekend, residents of Lighthouse Road cleaned up their neighbourhood as part of the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s [BTA] Neighbourhood Beautification Project. This is the first phase in a three-part programme to support neighbourhoods that want to beautify public roadways near visitor attractions. More than a dozen volunteers –... Read more of this article

Bermuda Students Set For BIOS ROV Challenge

Bermuda Students Set For BIOS ROV Challenge

Twenty-eight teams from nine Bermudian schools and educational organizations will converge on the National Sports Center in Devonshire on Saturday, April 30 for the 2016 MATE Bermuda Regional ROV Challenge. The event begins at 9.00am and is free and open to the public; in the case of inclement weather, the event will be held on Sunday, May 1. The program,... Read more of this article

Video: Bermuda In ‘Treasure Island’ TV Series

Video: Bermuda In ‘Treasure Island’ TV Series

Bermuda has been featured in the Britain’s Treasure Islands documentary series on BBC Four in the United Kingdom, with the film covering aspects of the island’s history. The description said, “This mini-documentary explores Bermuda – the oldest of all of the UK Overseas Territories. Located in the North Atlantic, it is home to... Read more of this article

Yellowwood Trees Planted In Paget For Earth Day

Yellowwood Trees Planted In Paget For Earth Day

To celebrate Earth Day and kick off its Occupational Health, Safety & Environment Week, BELCO has sponsored the planting of two rare, native Yellowwood trees on the Audubon Society’s Alfred Blackburn Smith Nature Reserve in Paget. Jessica McClure, Manager of Occupational Health, Safety & Environment at BELCO said, “We wish to support the... Read more of this article

Earth Day: “Make Our Island More Sustainable’

Earth Day: “Make Our Island More Sustainable’

“On this Earth Day I encourage each of us to reflect on what we can do to make our Island more sustainable,” Shadow Environment Minister Dennis Lister said today. Mr Lister said, “The Progressive Labour Party would like to join the many countries around the world that acknowledge today 22nd of April as “Earth Day” ‎. “This... Read more of this article

Tree Planting Held To Mark 2016 Earth Day

Tree Planting Held To Mark 2016 Earth Day

Health, Seniors and Environment Minister Jeanne Atherden today [April 22] planted an Olivewood tree in the Arboretum in commemoration of Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, and events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now recognised in more than... Read more of this article

Photos: Clarien Gives Away 300 Saplings

Photos: Clarien Gives Away 300 Saplings

In celebration of Earth Day, Clarien Bank donated 300 native and endemic Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Olive Wood, and Bay Grape saplings to clients and residents today [Apr 22]. The Earth Day sapling donations continue the Bank’s Reforestation efforts which began with a sapling giveaway to clients and residents in October 2014 following the impact of... Read more of this article

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