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Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

Minister Reports On State Of Bermuda Coral

In the House of Assembly today [July 11], Minister of Health, Seniors and Environment Jeanne Atherden delivered a report on the state of health of the coral reefs found in Bermuda’s waters and the Caribbean, citing the report by the Global Coral Reef Monitoring Network [GCRMN] released last week. Minister Atherden said, “Last week saw the... Read more of this article

Temporary Closure Of The Botanical Gardens

Temporary Closure Of The Botanical Gardens

The Department of Parks said they wish to advise the public that Botanical Gardens will close on Monday July 14, from 4.00pm until 6.00pm for maintenance repairs and then the grounds of the Gardens will reopen to the public. “Also the access road to the Botanical Gardens across from Peace Lutheran Church off South Road, will be closed to vehicular... Read more of this article

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On July 12

E-Waste Recycling Day To Be Held On July 12

The Waste Management Section of the Ministry of Public Works will be holding their second e-Waste Recycling Day for 2014 on Saturday 12th July from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tynes Bay Waste to Energy Facility located on Palmetto Road, Devonshire. A spokesperson said, “Residents are encouraged to bring their old, worn out electronics to be recycled... Read more of this article

Govt. Reminds Of Public Beach Protocols

Govt. Reminds Of Public Beach Protocols

The Department of Parks is reminding the public of its policy on waste disposal and collection and horse-riding on beaches, outlining the rules and regulations in place for both as the summer season gets underway. A spokesperson said, “The Department of Parks collects trash Monday through Friday, and on Sundays. Unfortunately there can be a build-up... Read more of this article

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Public School System Joins GLOBE Programme

Minister of Education and Economic Development Dr. Grant Gibbons recently met with US Consul General, Robert Settje to sign the NASA GLOBE Agreement. The agreement represents a joint effort between the National Aeronautics and Space Administration [NASA] and the US Government, and the Ministry of Education and Economic Development.Minister Gibbons... Read more of this article

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

Bermuda Parrotfish Keep Coral Reefs Healthy

The parrotfish, a species of marine life abundant in Bermuda’s waters, is singlehandedly working to keep both the coral reefs and beaches surrounding the island healthy, all thanks to their voracious appetite and ability to defecate up to 200 pounds of sand per year, with a recent report highlighting the fact that areas that don’t protect... Read more of this article

Reef Watch 2014 Hailed A Marine Success

Reef Watch 2014 Hailed A Marine Success

On Saturday, June 28, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS], along with lead sponsor Hiscox, hosted the second annual Reef Watch Citizen Science initiative, which supports the work of the Bermuda Reef Ecosystem Analysis and Monitoring [BREAM] programme, led by chief scientist Dr. Thaddeus Murdoch. A spokesperson said, “Throughout the day, volunteers... Read more of this article

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

American Students Participate In BAMZ Course

The Atlantic Conservation Partnership [ACP] and the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo [BAMZ] recently hosted a group of students from Flagler College in Florida as they participated in a study abroad course, which is a part of their Coastal Environmental Science major. The group included 12 students and two professors. “Bermuda is such a unique and... Read more of this article

Arthur Becomes 1st Hurricane Of 2014 Season

Arthur Becomes 1st Hurricane Of 2014 Season

Tropical Storm Arthur — the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season — was officially designated a hurricane by the U.S. National Hurricane Center this morning [July 3]. Currently located 731 nautical miles west of Bermuda, the system has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving at 9 mph to the north-northeast, the... Read more of this article

First Named Storm Of 2014 Hurricane Season

First Named Storm Of 2014 Hurricane Season

Tropical Storm Arthur — the first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season — is expected to become a hurricane by Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said today [July 1]. Located some 85 miles off Cape Canaveral, Florida, the system has maximum sustained winds of 50 mph and is moving at 2mph to the northwest, the NHC said. The... Read more of this article


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