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Staff Commended After Capturing Scorpion

Staff Commended After Capturing Scorpion

A scorpion was discovered in Bermuda earlier this month, thought to be accidentally brought into Bermuda on cargo, and Fast Forward Freight staff have been “commended on their swift actions in preventing the escape of this scorpion.” On October 12th, employees of Fast Forward Freight saw the scorpion in one of their warehouses, captured... Read more of this article

Photos: US Consulate Participates In Clean Up

Photos: US Consulate Participates In Clean Up

In partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], the U.S. Consulate participated in a cleanup initiative on October 19th. U.S. Consul General Constance Dierman and Consulate staff collected and disposed of trash, removed debris, and recycled items found at Blue Hole Park. Additionally, the Consulate team cleared overgrowth and trimmed hedges along... Read more of this article

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Student Contest

Bermuda Better Energy Plan Student Contest

Greenrock and BE Solar have just announced a schools competition for the best consultation response on Bermuda’s energy future. “Students have until 5:00pm on Friday the 23rd of November, 2018 to write a response to the consultation and submit it to the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda,” a spokesperson said. “Responses may support... Read more of this article

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Weldon Wade, Sue Kahn To Speak At Eco Series

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced that Weldon Wade and Sue Kahn will be the presenters for the second in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, October 25th. Well known environmentalist and community advocate, Weldon Wade, of ‘Guardians of the Reef’ will be presenting along with... Read more of this article

Photos: Allied World Staff Volunteer At BAMZ

Photos: Allied World Staff Volunteer At BAMZ

Staff of Allied World Insurance swapped their offices for the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] in Flatts last Wednesday. The change of environment was part of the company’s Community Outreach Programme, and saw 55 employees spend the afternoon carrying out tasks ranging from stuffing envelopes to cutting back vegetation and clearing up the... Read more of this article

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

Over 2300lbs Of Trash Collected At Clean Up

One Communications and Marooned Ocean Foundation today [Oct 15] released an update on the findings from their collaborative beach and ocean cleanup at Daniel’s Head. Deeming the event a success, the total amount of trash collected weighed in at 2,336.9lbs. “The type of garbage that sits along our seabed, and the other waste that washes up on shore,... Read more of this article

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

Bermuda Turtle Project Continues Research

The Bermuda Zoological Society in partnership with the Sea Turtle Conservancy completed another research and education programme this year, with the Bermuda Turtle Project committed to the goal of promoting the conservation of marine turtles through research and education. “During the 2018 research session the BTP team captured 259 green turtles... Read more of this article

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

Column: Tackling Bermuda’s Trash Problem

[Opinion column written by Jessica Riederer] This Saturday, my aunt Carol Mullan and I visited a few West End beaches to clean up the trash that was washing in. There was a lot of it. On the way home, I was telling my aunt that I had visited the public dock at Ely’s Harbour a few weeks ago and had been horrified by the amount of rubbish that was... Read more of this article

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

Column: Call To Action On Climate Change

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [IPCC] last week published a report which deserves close attention. While three years ago, the historic Paris Conference concluded with a consensus limiting any median temperature rise to 2 degrees C, this latest meeting of the IPCC has concluded... Read more of this article

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

Column: Politics & World Marine Protected Areas

[Written by Sue Farran] Zones of ocean known as Marine Protected Areas [MPAs] are all the rage. They have no single or agreed definition, but essentially they are areas of sea in which human activity is restricted or prohibited in order to preserve and protect marine habitat and species. They may be small coastal areas or very large off-shore expanses... Read more of this article

‘Increase Benefit Of Solar Technology Installation’

‘Increase Benefit Of Solar Technology Installation’

In order to “assist homeowners whose properties and systems fall on the lower end of the ARV scale,” the Government has updated the rebate program to “increase the benefit of solar technology installation for these individuals.” This was announced by Minister of Transport and Regulatory Affairs Walter Roban and Director of the... Read more of this article

Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

Clean Up Of Orange Valley Road On Saturday

[Written by Don Burgess] A cleanup of Orange Valley Road will take place on Saturday from 9.00am until 12.00pm. Chris Famous, PLP MP for Devonshire East, thanked Butterfield & Vallis for helping provide people and equipment to assist with the cleanup.Mr. Famous said, “Terri Durrant from Butterfield & Vallis contacted me saying they wanted... Read more of this article

Sewage Discharge Regulations For Boats

Sewage Discharge Regulations For Boats

The Prevention of Pollution by Sewage from Boats Regulations came into force, and boat owners and operators may “only discharge sewage overboard when outside of the No-Discharge-Zones,” the Government said today. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Environment & Natural Resources [DENR] can report ‘The Water Resources [Prevention... Read more of this article