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BEST & Bermuda College Partner On Eco Series

BEST & Bermuda College Partner On Eco Series

BEST and Bermuda College will host a series of lectures aimed at providing discussion on environmental issues. A spokesperson said, “On the last Thursday of every month from September 2018 through April, 2019, BEST and Bermuda College will host a series of lectures aimed at providing discussion on the environmental issues affecting us today. Discussions... Read more of this article

Photos: Bee Hive To Be Removed At Arboretum

Photos: Bee Hive To Be Removed At Arboretum

[Updated with photos & video] The Department of Parks is advising that tomorrow [Sept 24], starting at 6.00pm “trained bee keepers and Parks crews will facilitate the removal of a bee hive at the Arboretum.”“The bee hive is located near the Arboretum parking lot, and the Parks Department is advising the public that there will... Read more of this article

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

US Coast Guard Representatives Visit Bermuda

This week, representatives from the United States Coast Guard are in Bermuda to assess the types of assistance that they could provide in the event of a major oil spill in or off the coast of Bermuda, according to Government officials. A spokesperson said, “This visit stems from an agreement signed by the Government of Bermuda and the United States... Read more of this article

Video: Govt Provides $60K In Funding For KBB

Video: Govt Provides $60K In Funding For KBB

Earlier today [Sept 18] the Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch presented a $60,000 cheque to Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] to assist with their waste collection and awareness efforts, and said they have “have committed to continue this funding through 2020.” Noting the important work KBB does in the community, the Minister said,... Read more of this article

Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

Rotary Clubs Assist In KBB Coastal Clean Up

The Rotary Clubs of Bermuda joined forces to helps assist this year’s EY Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] Coastal Clean Up. Bermuda’s four Rotary clubs, Rotary exchange students [past and present], students [ages 11-17] from the Island’s three Rotary Interact clubs and young adults [ages 18-30] from the Rotaract Club came out in force to collect... Read more of this article

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

Environment Column: Why You Can Smell Rain

[Column written by Tim Logan] When those first fat drops of summer rain fall to the hot, dry ground, have you ever noticed a distinctive odor? I have childhood memories of family members who were farmers describing how they could always “smell rain” right before a storm. Of course rain itself has no scent. But moments before a rain event, an “earthy”... Read more of this article

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

Aquarium Seal ‘Charlotte’ Passes Away

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] and Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] said they are “sad to report the passing of our much loved and oldest seal Charlotte.” “Born in 1983, at the Huntsman Marine Lab of New Brunswick, Canada, she was the mother to two of our seals: Calico and Ariel,” BAMZ said.“At the venerable... Read more of this article

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM To Donate $50,000 For ‘Living Classroom’

LOM Financial has committed to donating $50,000 to the Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] over the course of the next 5 years, with the LOM donation set to specifically help support the BZS “Living Classroom” at Trunk Island and enable it to realise its potential as an Educational Outreach and Conservation training centre. BZS is the support charity... Read more of this article

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

Rare Seabird Successfully Nests After 169 Years

One of the world’s rarest seabirds has successfully nested in Bermuda again after an absence of 169 years, the Bermuda Audubon Society has confirmed. A single pair of Roseate Terns, Sterna dougallii, took up residence on a small posted nature reserve islet in the Hamilton Harbor/Great Sound area in June. The Bermuda Audubon Society, which has been... Read more of this article

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

BIOS To Test New Oceanographic Technology

Beginning tomorrow [Aug 22], the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] research vessel Atlantic Explorer will be heading out to the Challenger and Bowditch seamounts on a 10-day cruise to test new oceanographic technologies. In an online post yesterday, BIOS said, “Beginning tomorrow, the BIOS research vessel Atlantic Explorer [AE] will be heading... Read more of this article

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

BELCO Ordered To Pay Distributed Generators

[Updated] BELCO has been ordered by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda [the Authority] to pay all distributed generators for the electricity they feed-in to the BELCO grid according to RA officials. A spokesperson said, “Until now, some consumers who feed-in their excess power from distributed generation to BELCO’s grid have not yet been paid.... Read more of this article

Video: Lizards, Hurricane Winds & Evolution

Video: Lizards, Hurricane Winds & Evolution

Researcher Colin Donihue has published a study in the journal Nature that looks at the link between hurricanes and evolution, with the research centered around Hurricane Irma’s effects on lizards in Turks and Caicos last year, with research indicating that trait shifts “may have given those lizard survivors a clinging advantage during the... Read more of this article

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

Video: EMO & BWS Hurricane Season Update

The Ministry of National Security, the Emergency Measures Organization and the Bermuda Weather Service hosted a meeting on Thursday [Aug 16] to provide an updated 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season briefing to stakeholders.A spokesperson said, “Yesterday’s [August 16] EMO meeting was an opportunity for the Bermuda Weather Service to provide the... Read more of this article