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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

City Giving Away 1000 Reusable Shopping Bags

City Giving Away 1000 Reusable Shopping Bags

The City of Hamilton is giving away 1000 reusable festive shopping bags in an effort to reduce the amount of plastic bags that are distributed with purchases this Christmas season. Hamilton retailers have been approached to offer incentives to any shoppers that come through their doors with the ‘big, red bags’ and to indicate what days their incentives... Read more of this article

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

Romaine Lettuce E. Coli Outbreak Warning

The FDA along with CDC are investigating a multi state outbreak of E. coli O157:H7 illnesses likely linked to romaine lettuce, saying “People should not eat romaine lettuce until more is known about the source of the contaminated lettuce and the status of the outbreak”. Bermuda Department of Health officials say the warning does not apply... Read more of this article

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Video: Greenrock Meeting On Energy Future

Greenrock held a public meeting last night [Nov 19] at BUEI to present and discuss the Bermuda Better Energy Plan.A spokesperson previously said, “The event will feature a brief presentation by Bermuda College Students on campus sustainability, and a comprehensive presentation of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan by Energy Expert Chris Worboys [Etude... Read more of this article

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Over 100 Lionfish Caught In Guardians Derby

Guardians of the Reef hosted the 3rd annual Bermuda Fall Lionfish Derby recently, with the culling competition also marking the island’s second ‘Reef Sanctioned Derby’ where all participants must be part of a 2-4 person team lead by a Team Captain, with a total 103 lionfish caught during the event.Each Team Captain attended one of two meeting... Read more of this article

Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

Amaris Wharton Set To Speak At Eco Series

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College are getting set to hold the third presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns on Thursday, November 29, with Amaris Wharton to speak at the event. A spokesperson said, “Amaris Wharton, a laboratory technician in the Plant Protection Department at the Department... Read more of this article

Minister Burch Attends BZS Youth Conference

Minister Burch Attends BZS Youth Conference

Earlier this week Minister of Public Works Lt/Col David Burch, accompanied by the Acting Director of Parks Stephen Tucker, attended the final day of the two-day Bermuda Zoological Society [BZS] biennial Environmental Youth Conference held at the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo.The theme for this year’s conference was “The Importance of Preserving... Read more of this article

Greenrock Public Meeting On Energy Future

Greenrock Public Meeting On Energy Future

This Monday, November 19th at 6pm, Greenrock will be hosting a free public meeting at BUEI to discuss Bermuda’s Energy Future. “The event will feature a brief presentation by Bermuda College Students on campus sustainability, a call to action by Rev. Nicholas Tweed and a comprehensive presentation of the Bermuda Better Energy Plan by Energy... Read more of this article

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

Photos: BZS Environmental Youth Conference

[Written by Don Burgess] Students from various middle and high schools presented ideas of what to do with the Southlands National Park to Public Works Minister Lt/Col David Burch, and some of those ideas might be utilized to help make Southlands a natural treasure. The Bermuda Zoological Society held a two-day Environmental Youth Conference on November... Read more of this article

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock “Strongly Supports” Energy Plan

Greenrock says that it “strongly supports” the Bermuda Better Energy Plan [BBEP] submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on energy generation for Bermuda. A spokesperson said, “Greenrock strongly supports the Bermuda Better Energy Plan submission to the Regulatory Authority’s public consultation on... Read more of this article

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

‘Bunch Of Imported Bananas That Were Infested’

Yesterday the Plant Protection Section was “alerted to a bunch of imported bananas that were infested with two pests, scale and mealybug,” and the “infested fruit has been removed from the shelves of grocery stores and confiscated as a result of these insect pests.” Following this, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources... Read more of this article

Energy Efficiency Workshop Held For Hotels

Energy Efficiency Workshop Held For Hotels

A Hotels Energy Efficiency Workshop held at the Hamilton Princess Hotel & Beach Club today [Nov 14] where local hoteliers were invited to hear about energy saving initiatives that have worked throughout the Caribbean region and to discuss challenges and successes here in Bermuda. The workshop facilitator, Loreto Duffy-Mayers has “considerable... Read more of this article