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Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

Soiree Raises $200,000 For Turtle Conservation

The Bermuda Turtle Project 50th anniversary events culminated with a Sea Turtle Soirée, attended by some 235 guests and successfully raising $200,000 to support the future of this valued research and education initiative. There was much to celebrate by project partners, the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] and the Sea Turtle Conservancy [STC]. Amid... Read more of this article

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

‘This Ocean Life’ Interviews Weldon Wade

Bermudian Weldon Wade was featured on the ‘This Ocean Life’ podcast, with Mr Wade speaking about topics including plastic pollution, invasive lionfish and more.The story said, “In Episode 38 we speak with Weldon Wade, a man dedicated to protecting the waters of Bermuda. “Weldon shares his stories of discovering his love for free... Read more of this article

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

Seismic Tests Could Harm Whales In Atlantic

The announcement of the approval of five requests from companies to conduct seismic tests in the Atlantic Ocean could harm thousands of dolphins and whales, according to various international media reports. A story in the Los Angeles Times says, “The Trump administration is preparing to take an important step toward future oil and natural gas... Read more of this article

Gibbons Introduces Reusable Shopping Bags

Gibbons Introduces Reusable Shopping Bags

With an aim to assist the environment, Gibbons Company is introducing reusable shopping bags, which are made out of recycled plastic water bottles, and feature an ocean theme. They come in three different sizes and will replace the single-use biodegradable plastic bags that are currently offered. The bags will be distributed for free with purchase... Read more of this article

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

‘Operations May Result In Unpleasant Odors’

“The Ministry of Public Works will be conducting its Biannual Septage Disposal Operations soon, and noted that while it ”may result in unpleasant odors being experienced in the residential areas surrounding the Marsh Folly Composting Facility” there are “no environmental risks to area residents.” A Government spokesperson... Read more of this article

Staff Volunteer Time To Clean Up Fort Hamilton

Staff Volunteer Time To Clean Up Fort Hamilton

Employees of Marsh and Guy Carpenter yesterday participated in a volunteer clean-up at Fort Hamilton. The effort, coordinated with support from the City of Hamilton, is part of the companies’ larger initiative to give back to the Bermuda community.Several weeks ago, 20 members of staff at Marsh and Guy Carpenter collected trash including cigarette... Read more of this article

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed Tomorrow

Bee Hive In Hamilton To Be Removed Tomorrow

The City of Hamilton said that a hive of bees has been identified in a tree near the junction of Dundonald Street East and King Street. Beekeeper Spencer Field, of Passion Fields, has assessed the hive and scheduled its removal from the tree for approximately 9.30am on Thursday, November 29th. He said, “This hive is quite high up in the tree but the... Read more of this article

‘Finger’ Clean Up Planned For November 28th

‘Finger’ Clean Up Planned For November 28th

Clean-up work will take place on ‘The Finger’ in St. David’s, starting at 9.00am on November 28th and motorists should expect to see trucks moving between Clearwater Beach and the Airport Dump, the Government said today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Home Affairs is advising motorists of upcoming further... Read more of this article

PwC Volunteers Help Clean Up At Southlands

PwC Volunteers Help Clean Up At Southlands

PwC Bermuda volunteers teamed up with the Parks Department to help clean up and clear overgrown vegetation at Southlands Park. Craig Burt of the Parks Department, whose volunteers also included Nathan Trott and Neville Hassell, commented, “On behalf of the Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Parks, I take this opportunity to once again... Read more of this article

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

Column: Need To Change Course On Climate

[Opinion column written by Glenn Fubler] On Friday, November 23rd, the United States Government released the Climate Science Special Report – the Fourth National Climate Assessment. This report was produced by 13 U.S. Federal Agencies – civil service scientists – and has caused the Trump Administration some consternation, since it refutes the... Read more of this article

Clarien Employees Lend Helping Hand At BAMZ

Clarien Employees Lend Helping Hand At BAMZ

Clarien Bank employees invested a morning’s hard work last Friday at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo [BAMZ] in Flatts for the Bank’s annual Clarien Cares Volunteer Day. Due to the inclement weather, staff were not able help with the Trunk Island Restoration Project in Harrington Sound as planned but the 18-strong team were still able to put... Read more of this article

Person Seen Emptying Fuel Down A Storm Drain

Person Seen Emptying Fuel Down A Storm Drain

The Department of Environment & Natural Resources was notified after a person was seen emptying fuel from a motorbike down a storm drain in Hamilton on Thursday [Nov 22]. A Bermuda Maritime Operations Centre spokesperson said, “A member of the public reported seeing a person emptying fuel from a motorbike down a storm drain in Hamilton. Bermuda... Read more of this article

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights EHS Team

Video: ‘Taking Off’ Highlights EHS Team

Skyport has released the nineteenth episode of ‘Taking Off’, a video series with host Mikaela Pearman that highlights the airport redevelopment project, with this episode highlighting the Environmental Health & Safety [EHS] team. Speaking in the nineteenth episode, Mikaela Pearman said, “Safety is our top priority here at Skyport and while... Read more of this article