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University’s Catastrophe Analytics Programme

University’s Catastrophe Analytics Programme

The University of Miami [UM] Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science is developing a new Master of Professional Science [MPS] degree track in Natural Hazard and Catastrophe Analytics starting fall semester 2015. UM Professor Dennis Hansell — who spent time in Bermuda in the 1990s as a research scientist at BIOS — said, “I... Read more of this article

ACE Gallery To Host “Dancing With Whales”

ACE Gallery To Host “Dancing With Whales”

The ACE Gallery will be hosting ‘Dancing with Whales’, an exhibition of black and white photography by Andrew Stevenson. The opening reception will take place on Thursday [Sept 25] from 5.30pm to 7.30pm. A spokesperson said, “The underwater photographs were taken in March 2014 of two ‘dancing’ humpback whales as they engaged... Read more of this article

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

Saturday Screening Of ‘Disruption’ At BUEI

On Saturday [Sept 20] BUEI and Greenrock will be presenting a free screening of ‘Disruption’, a behind-the-scenes look at the effort to organize the People’s Climate March. The screening will take place at 7.30pm in the BUEI Auditorium. A spokesperson said, “On September 20th, 2014 the People’s Climate March, dubbed the... Read more of this article

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Osprey Dies After Being Found In St George’s

Despite efforts to save an Osprey that was found in distress in the east end, the bird has died while being assessed by professionals at the Bermuda Aquarium and Zoo. The Osprey was found in the middle of Stokes Point Road in St. George’s after a member of the public alerted Police Sergeant Paul Watson of the Marine Police Unit, who collected the... Read more of this article

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

Stuart Hayward Addresses Hamilton Rotary Club

President of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] Stuart Hayward was the guest speaker at the Hamilton Rotary Club meeting on Tuesday [Sept 16], speaking about various topics, including BEST’s latest campaigns and projects. Mr. Hayward said, “Most often when people hear about BEST it is to do with some controversial... Read more of this article

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup On Weekend

The EY Bermuda Coastal Cleanup will take place on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] has said that they are “delighted to welcome EY as the sponsor.” A spokesperson said, “Bermuda has hundreds of coves and beaches and miles of shoreline, so there are opportunities for more teams and more volunteers to sign... Read more of this article

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

BELCO: Trim Vegetation To Avoid Outages

Vegetation coming into contact with power lines is the primary cause of storm-related outages, and BELCO is encouraging homeowners to address overgrown vegetation on their property, trimming trees and other vegetation at least 10 feet away from power lines. “All such work should be carried out in a safe manner,” said a spokesperson. “If... Read more of this article

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re Supports Turtle Project

Global Indemnity Re has donated to the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] ongoing effort to conserve and protect Bermuda’s marine environment, with a one-time donation to go towards the society’s Bermuda Turtle Project, BZS’ signature conservation program. Global Indemnity’s chief operating officer, MJ Chapleau, said, “Global... Read more of this article

Photos: Montpelier Cleans Up Railway Trail

Photos: Montpelier Cleans Up Railway Trail

More than 30 employees from Montpelier Reinsurance marked the company’s annual Global Day of Giving today [Sept 11] by cleaning up a portion of the Railway Trail. The project was organized in support of Friends of Bermuda Railway Trail [FBRT], a non-profit group working to connect and rejuvenate the trail in partnership with the Parks Department. Montpelier... Read more of this article

BSoA To Screen “It’s Everybody’s Ocean”

BSoA To Screen “It’s Everybody’s Ocean”

The Bermuda Society of the Arts [BSoA] is getting set to screen It’s Everybody’s Ocean, a film that tells the story of how marine debris is affecting the people of a small Japanese island as they struggle with dealing with plastic pollution. The documentary, produced by Atsuko Quirk, focuses on the island of Ikema, and was named the Best... Read more of this article