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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

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

Column: Parish Pride Cleanup Project Continues

[Written by MP Chris Famous] Over the last few weeks, our Devonshire and Smith’s Parish Pride Project has cleared the following areas of excess vegetation: Vesey Street, Green Acres, Devon Springs Road, Devon Springs Lane, and Jubilee Road. This has been accomplished with cooperation from area residents giving of their time, local businesses... Read more of this article

Argo Donates $20,000 For BNT Education

Argo Donates $20,000 For BNT Education

The Argo Foundation recently donated $20,000 to the Bermuda National Trust for its Education Programme, which annually connects more than 3,000 students with Bermuda’s environment and heritage. Elspeth Gray of The Argo Foundation said, “Through this donation we will help the Trust to continue delivering its Education Programme that has such... Read more of this article

Column: Environment, Pollution, Climate Change

Column: Environment, Pollution, Climate Change

[Written by Mark Hartl] Despite the dramatic news coverage of oil spills and other big pollution disasters in our seas and oceans, most environmental pollution is caused by much smaller incidents that are often invisible, persistent, and far more difficult to track. While animals and plants caught up in these disasters are easily identified as stressed... Read more of this article

Video: Short Film Highlights Ocean Initiative

Video: Short Film Highlights Ocean Initiative

Two Bermudians have started a charity to help protect our ocean environment, and have produced an excellent video highlighting the initiative. Marooned Ocean Foundation is the brainchild of Conor Outerbridge and Adam Johnson. They both have a love of the ocean and have produced a video focusing on plastics in the waters around Bermuda. Mr Johnson says... Read more of this article

One & Marooned Ocean Foundation To Clean Up

One & Marooned Ocean Foundation To Clean Up

One Communications are continuing their beach and ocean conservation clean-up efforts, this time teaming up with Marooned Ocean Foundation. Building on their inaugural event at Frank’s Bay in 2017, One has expanded their efforts to take place on Sunday, September 30 at Daniel’s Head in west end of the island. “Building momentum is necessary to... Read more of this article