RSSCategory: Environment

CSU Predict Below-Average Hurricane Season

CSU Predict Below-Average Hurricane Season

“Colorado State University hurricane researchers are predicting a slightly below-average Atlantic hurricane season in 2019, citing the relatively high likelihood of a weak El Niño as a primary factor. Their website said, “Tropical Atlantic sea surface temperatures are currently slightly below their long-term average values and are consequently... Read more of this article

Fairmont Southampton’s Earth Hour Initiatives

Fairmont Southampton’s Earth Hour Initiatives

Colleagues, guests and members of Fairmont Southampton participated in a variety of Earth Hour initiatives this past Saturday evening [March 30], including volunteering for the Greenrock charity walk, candles and displays in the lobby and the customary switching off or dimming of the building lights for the hour.A Southampton star-gazing event also... Read more of this article

Children’s Spittal Pond Nature Walk Tomorrow

Children’s Spittal Pond Nature Walk Tomorrow

Hundreds of children are expected to head out into nature tomorrow [April 4] when the Bermuda National Trust’s annual children’s Nature Walk takes place at Spittal Pond. This firm favourite for many holiday camps and families takes place from 9.30am until noon, starts from the eastern end of Spittal Pond and is free thanks to the sponsorship of... Read more of this article

Photos: Greenrock Host Earth Hour Campaign

Photos: Greenrock Host Earth Hour Campaign

Bermuda joined millions from around the world in celebration of Earth Hour this past Saturday night, and Greenrock has thanked everyone who participated in the various educational and athletic activities along with all the families and businesses who agreed to take action by acknowledging lights out. A spokesperson said, “Special thanks goes... Read more of this article

Guardian Highlight Bermuda Roof Water System

Guardian Highlight Bermuda Roof Water System

Noting that England could be facing chronic water shortages within 25 years, the UK’s Guardian has highlighted the island’s system, saying that “Bermuda has overcome its own water shortages by catching rainwater from roofs.”The story said, “England could be facing chronic water shortages within 25 years, the Environment Agency... Read more of this article

CedarBridge Students Visit Spittal Pond

CedarBridge Students Visit Spittal Pond

[Written by CedarBridge S3 Students Nhoaa Powell and Zy-Asia Forbes] On March 25th, CedarBridge Academy’s IGCSE Biology teacher, Ms. Jaget Gordon and her colleague, Ms. Wanda Maxwell, took us on an ecology field trip to Spittal Pond. Our tour was led by Ms. Robinson and Dr. Bacon from Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo [BAMZ], who were excellent instructors. The... Read more of this article

BAMZ Rehab Team Continue Caring For Seal

BAMZ Rehab Team Continue Caring For Seal

The seal that was found in the east end on March 19th continues to be cared for by the BAMZ wildlife rehab team, who explained that she has an infection which is likely “localised to her nasal cavity and upper respiratory tract,” however they remain “cautiously optimistic.” The seal was located in the vicinity of Tobacco Bay... Read more of this article

Video: BNV Panel At National Trusts Conference

Video: BNV Panel At National Trusts Conference

Queen Quet of the Gullah/Geechee Nation, Princess Dana Firas of Jordan, Alana Anderson, Dame Fiona Reynolds and Catherine Leonard took part in Bernews most recent News & Views panel, discussing diversity and inclusion in conservation. Dame Fiona Reynolds is the President of the International National Trusts Organisation, Catherine Leonard is the... Read more of this article

18th International Conference Of National Trusts

18th International Conference Of National Trusts

More than 100 delegates from over 32 countries gathered in St. George’s for the launch of the 18th International Conference of National Trusts and the fourth Caribbean Conference of National Trusts. . A spokesperson, “It’s the first time in 30 years that the ICNT has taken place in Bermuda. UNESCO World Heritage site St George’s was chosen... Read more of this article

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

Longtails Have Been Spotted At Trunk Island

On Saturday 16th February, Trevor Rawson, Trunk Island Officer, spotted 4 holes along the coast of Trunk Island occupied with longtails, as well as 6 different longtails courting in the air above the island. These sightings were the first to be spotted by Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] staff in Harrington Sound this season. “I’ve been anticipating... Read more of this article

BELCO Supports Earth Hour, Set For March 30

BELCO Supports Earth Hour, Set For March 30

BELCO said they are pleased to once again sponsor and participate in the annual Earth Hour. On Saturday, March 30th, beginning at 4 pm, there will be an Earth Hour Expo in Dockyard with a number of events as well as information on energy efficiency that can help save money and empower Bermuda residents to live a more sustainable lifestyle. BELCO President,... Read more of this article

Grey Seal Currently Being ‘Observed & Cared For’

Grey Seal Currently Being ‘Observed & Cared For’

After being found stranded at Tobacco Bay in St. George’s this morning [March 19], a female grey seal was safely transported to the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo where she is “currently being observed and cared for in quarantine.” A Bermuda Zoological Society spokesperson said, “This morning the staff of the Bermuda Aquarium,... Read more of this article

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

Photos & Video: Seal Found In The East End

[Updated] A seal was found in the east end this morning [March 19], laying in the vicinity of Tobacco Bay Beach. It was found by a member of the public who alerted the authorities, who arrived and removed the seal with the assistance of onlookers, who helped carry the seal up the incline. 17-minute live replay of the seal being removed:The seal was... Read more of this article