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BUEI Talks To Host “Birds & People In Bermuda”

BUEI Talks To Host “Birds & People In Bermuda”

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] and Bermuda Audubon Society will present a talk entitled “Birds & People in Bermuda” by Andrew Dobson. The event will take place on Thursday, February 9, beginning at 7.30pm. The event poster says, “Andrew Dobson has been a teacher at Warwick Academy, Bermuda for over 27 years, but a keen... Read more of this article

BNT Lose Appeal On Walsingham Reserve Gates

BNT Lose Appeal On Walsingham Reserve Gates

The Walsingham Trust and the Bermuda National Trust have lost their joint appeal against the Development Applications Board’s decision to allow the erection of gates at either end of the right of way to the Walsingham Reserve, the BNT said. Bermuda National Trust Executive Director Bill Zuill said, “The Walsingham Trust and the Bermuda National... Read more of this article

Survey On Bermudians’ Experiences Of Crows

Survey On Bermudians’ Experiences Of Crows

Psychologist Paul Hackett, a researcher who has spent time in Bermuda and has become interested in the island’s bird life, is working alongside Jessica Schwarzenbach to conduct a study on crows in Bermuda. Mr. Hackett has developed a survey on his website where any Bermudian who has a tale to share about crows on the island can post their story. Mr.... Read more of this article

19 Invited To Bid On Airport Solar Development

19 Invited To Bid On Airport Solar Development

The RFQ process for the solar project at the airport finger yielded 29 submissions, 19 met the criteria and were invited to bid, with the project attracting potential bidders from Bermuda, Canada, Spain, USA, Germany, UK and Australia. This was stated by the Minister of Economic Development Dr Grant Gibbons in the House of Assembly today [Feb 3], who... Read more of this article

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon To Help Fund Solar Panels At NMB

Low Carbon, the UK-based renewable energy investment company and official renewable energy partner to Land Rover BAR, will help fund the installation of solar panels at the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] in the Royal Naval Dockyard. “The installation is expected to generate more than 93,600kWh of clean energy per year, contributing to a significant... Read more of this article

Nonsuch Expeditions Partners With Cornell Lab

Nonsuch Expeditions Partners With Cornell Lab

Over the past four Cahow nesting seasons, LookBermuda’s award-winning Nonsuch Expeditions CahowCam has broadcast from the underground nesting chambers of the second rarest seabird on the planet: the critically endangered, endemic, Bermuda Petrel or “Cahow”. Numerous “first time documented” events were filmed during this period including... Read more of this article

‘Probability Of Illegal Fishing In Our EEZ Is Low’

‘Probability Of Illegal Fishing In Our EEZ Is Low’

The Ministry of the Environment said they “received a preliminary analysis of three years’ worth of Automatic Identification System [AIS] data that shows the probability of illegal fishing in our 200-mile exclusive economic zone [EEZ] appears to be low.” “For the first time, Bermuda has the advantage of a real picture of the kind... Read more of this article

Video: ’10 Most’ Spotlights Dr Goodbody-Gringley

Video: ’10 Most’ Spotlights Dr Goodbody-Gringley

The “10 Most Fascinating People of Bermuda 2016″ series continues today with the fourth video release featuring Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley. Host Lisa Pickering introduces Dr. Goodbody-Gringley by saying, “The ocean may belong to its sea creatures, however, the world of ocean sciences is still very much a man’s world. “Defying... Read more of this article

Video: Facing Challenges Of Water Management

Video: Facing Challenges Of Water Management

The Division of Arts and Science Corange Science public forum was held yesterday evening [Jan 25], featuring Bermudian scientist Tarik Smith speaking on the topic of “Water Engineering: Facing the Challenges of Water Management.” The segment explored population growth, environmental pollution and climate change as just some of the factors threatening... Read more of this article

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

NASA & NOAA: 2016 Warmest Year On Record

Earth’s 2016 surface temperatures were the warmest since modern recordkeeping began in 1880, according to independent analyses by NASA and NOAA, marking the third year in a row to set a new record for global average surface temperatures. “Globally-averaged temperatures in 2016 were 1.78 degrees Fahrenheit [0.99 degrees Celsius] warmer than... Read more of this article

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

Dolphin Quest Earns Humane Certification

American Humane, the world’s largest certifier of animal welfare, has granted Dolphin Quest its Humane Certified seal after it passed a rigorous third-party audit. Dolphin Quest, with locations in Oahu, Hawaii, and Bermuda, joins a group of fewer than a dozen institutions worldwide to earn the program’s seal. A spokesperson said, “The American... Read more of this article

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Garden Club Helps Clean Up Before Marathon

Members of the Garden Club of Bermuda cleaned up part of the race route before the start of the Bermuda Marathon Weekend, and in addition, the Garden Club made a donation of $5,000 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful. For several years, Garden Club members have donned their gardening gloves and come out to do a KBB litter cleanup in advance of the Bermuda Marathon... Read more of this article

‘Greenrock Does Not Support Lifting The Ban’

‘Greenrock Does Not Support Lifting The Ban’

Greenrock is encouraging people to attend the meeting about glyphosate based herbicides, saying the purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Glyphosate Monitoring Study Draft Report, which has recommended lifting the ban on the use of glyphosate based herbicides, adding that “Greenrock does not support lifting the ban on these herbicides.” The... Read more of this article