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NOAA: “Above-Normal” Hurricane Season

NOAA: “Above-Normal” Hurricane Season

Forecasters at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see “another above-normal hurricane season this year.” For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45 percent chance of an above-normal season, a 35 percent chance of a near-normal season, and only a... Read more of this article

Greenrock: Bermuda At An “Energy Crossroads”

Greenrock: Bermuda At An “Energy Crossroads”

Greenrock has acknowledged BELCO’s statement, saying that “it comes as no surprise that the existing plant is nearing the end of its life and that BELCO desperately needs to replace it – this was made clear in their 2012 North Power Station plan.” A spokesperson said, “At the same time, the reality of human induced climate... Read more of this article

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

Artex Helps Build Elementary School Garden

A team of Artex employees participated in a charitable event, sponsored by Greenrock, a registered Bermuda charity that focuses on environmental education and wider sustainability issues. Artex provided both the financial assistance and hands-on labor to build an eco-school garden, including sweet potatoes and fruit trees, at West Pembroke Primary School,... Read more of this article

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

Solar Panels Installed At Museum In Dockyard

UK-based renewable energy investment company Low Carbon, the official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, announced the completion of a partnership project to install solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda, thereby reducing the museum’s carbon emissions. The solar panel installation was funded through a partnership with Low Carbon,... Read more of this article

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Overseas Territories Discuss The Environment

Minister of the Environment Sylvan Richards joined representatives from 12 other UK Overseas Territories [UKOTs] and Crown Dependencies [CDs] on the Channel Island of Alderney. Designates came together from as far afield as Pitcairn and the British Virgin Islands on 27 and 28 April to discuss the future of the environment in their jurisdictions. The... Read more of this article

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

Global Perspective & Solutions For Clean Ocean

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] and 11th Hour Racing will present a talk entitled “Global Perspective and Solutions for a Clean Ocean” on Thursday, June 1, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Join leading ocean plastic experts from around the world, including Nicholas Mellor of the Ocean Conservancy and Rachael... Read more of this article

Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’

Sea Turtles Arriving At ‘Temporary Home’

The sea turtle relocation project in which sea turtles “will be netted based on methods used successfully for turtle tagging operations and temporarily relocated inside a purpose-built ocean enclosure” near the Aquarium in Flatts” is underway.A recent statement from the Government said, “In anticipation of intense boating activity... Read more of this article

“Blue Green Business Hub” Recommended

“Blue Green Business Hub” Recommended

The America’s Cup Event Village could become home to a business hub incorporating indoor agriculture, aquaculture and renewable energy. The Cross Island Legacy Committee made its recommendations public, saying they believe the area — nine acres of reclaimed land — should be used as an “integrated Blue/Green Business Hub including Indoor... Read more of this article

Caroline Bay To Host ‘Race For Water’ Gala

Caroline Bay To Host ‘Race For Water’ Gala

Caroline Bay Marina will welcome a 115 foot vessel, Race for Water, to Bermuda on May 22, a 100% energy efficient vessel powered by sun and hydrogen harvested from the ocean. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda is one of its many stops as she makes her way around the world with a mission of combating ocean pollution. The research conducted while on... Read more of this article

Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’

Living Reefs To Host ‘Coral Garden Party’

The Bermuda’s Living Reefs Foundation will host a ‘Coral Garden Party’ on May 19 at 6.30pm at the Rosewood Tucker’s Point Resort. A spokesperson said, “Have you ever heard of Coral Gardening? This relatively new approach to restoring coral reefs is now launched in Bermuda. Since August 2016, Bermuda’s Living Reefs Foundation has... Read more of this article

Environmental Groups Pay Tribute To Dr Saul

Environmental Groups Pay Tribute To Dr Saul

Environmental organisations have come together to pay tribute to the late Dr David Saul and to offer his family their heartfelt condolences. Dr Saul was a lifelong supporter of the Bermuda Audubon Society and the Bermuda National Trust and was instrumental in bringing those two organisations together to form the successful Buy Back Bermuda joint venture. The... Read more of this article

World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps

World Rose News Highlights Bermuda Stamps

Bermuda’s roses have been highlighted in the ‘World Rose News’ — the journal of the World Federation Of Roses Societies — with John Swift writing an article about rose stamps that have been issued by the Bermuda Post Office over the years. “With all the lovely roses growing around the island, it was a natural for the... Read more of this article

Governor Takes Part In Clean Up Campaign

Governor Takes Part In Clean Up Campaign

This afternoon [12 May] the Governor, Deputy Governor and staff members from Government House took part in the KBB ‘Clean Up For the Cup’ campaign. Armed with the KBB’s branded trash bags, the group descended on Spanish Point Park and Admiralty House Park, and filled six bags with litter found in the parks.The Governor said “The team at Government... Read more of this article