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BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

BEST To Pursue Resolution Through The Courts

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they have “decided to pursue resolution of the South Basin landfill and related issues through the Courts.” BEST appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required... Read more of this article

Botanical Gardens To Close For Two Hours

Botanical Gardens To Close For Two Hours

The Department of Parks have advised the public that the Botanical Gardens will close on Friday [Aug 7] from 4pm until 6pm for maintenance purposes. “The Department of Parks would like to apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause,” a spokesperson said. Related StoriesEnvironmental Statistics Compendium Released Petition:... Read more of this article

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

“Blue Moon” Graces Night Sky On July 31

The full moon spotted in the sky on July 31 is often referred to as a “blue moon” — not because of its colour, but because it is an “extra” summer moon. In most seasons there are three full moons, but occasionally there are four, and the extra is called a “blue moon,” giving rise to the cliche “once in a blue moon.” Full moons occur... Read more of this article

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

BEST Appeal Of South Basin Proposal Dismissed

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said that their appeal for the South Basin landfill and development scheme was dismissed by the Minister of Home Affairs Michael Fahy. “BEST had hoped to have the end-use portion of the proposal de-coupled from the rest of the development.  This would have provided for public consultation... Read more of this article

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

28 Teams Take Part In BZS Reef Watch Event

Although the weather may not have fully cooperated on Saturday, June 27th, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s annual REEF Watch citizen science initiative, sponsored by Hiscox, has proven to be another successful year. The event supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus... Read more of this article

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

Photos: Jewelry Collection From Sea Plastics

St George’s artist and designer Tara Cassidy has released a collection of unique jewelry that aims to highlight an environmental cause, with each piece in the collection made from upcycled sea plastics and “inspired by the land, sand and sea of Bermuda.” The La Graza Bermuda website says, “La Garza is proud to announce the release... Read more of this article

Photos: 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

Photos: 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament

The 2015 Groundswell Lionfish Tournament is being held today [uly 18], and saw the invasive lionfish captured, recorded, and served for attending crowds. The 5th Annual Groundswell Lionfish Tournament is taking place at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Science and saw the tournament kicking off at sunup and boats heading in to the BIOS dock for the 3.00pm... Read more of this article

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

$3000 Reward: Parrotfish Poaching Information

[Updated] The Bermuda National Trust is offering a $3000 reward for information leading to the arrest and successful prosecution of the person who killed 41 parrotfish on 1 July 2015 in the vicinity of Cooper’s Island. Earlier this month the Department of Environmental Protection said a “serious poaching incident” took place on July 1st when... Read more of this article

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

BEST Appeals Decision On Landfill In Dockyard

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has appealed the decision by the Development Applications Board to grant final approval for landfill in Dockyard related to building for the America’s Cup, saying over 368,000 cubic meters of fill will be required “without adequate environmental impact assessment.” BEST’s... Read more of this article

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two New Underwater Gliders Arrive At BIOS

Two new underwater gliders arrived at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] this week and are expected to be gathering data in the waters around Bermuda by the end of the summer. The gliders, each resembling a 6-foot-long airplane, operate on battery power at sea with direction from land-based researchers while carrying a payload of sensors that... Read more of this article

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