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Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

Video: BTA Spotlights Spencer Field Beekeeping

In the first of a series featuring ‘BTA Harvest Heroes’ for the 2021 Restaurant Weeks, the Bermuda Tourism Authority highlighted Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping. The BTA said, “Today we’re spotlighting Spencer Field of Passion Fields Beekeeping Ltd. He’s helping to restore our bee population while producing... Read more of this article

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

Govt Encourage ‘Open Dialogue’ On Southlands

The Ministry is reminding the public that the “Southlands consultation process welcomes and encourages open dialogue.” As Bernews previously reported, the Department of Parks is “inviting the members of the public to provide feedback regarding the offering of amenities, activities, and experiences at Southlands Park.”A Government... Read more of this article

Video: Rescued Turtle Released Back Into Wild

Video: Rescued Turtle Released Back Into Wild

The Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo’s rehabilitation team have been busy attending to a large number of rescued turtles, with the turtles being released back into the wild as soon as they are in good health. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo, supported by Bermuda Zoological Society, posted the video online, saying, “The Bermuda Aquarium... Read more of this article

Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

Seagrass Restoration Project Donors Thanked

The Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources [DENR] have extended their thanks for the “generous donations received from the public to assist with the seagrass restoration project.” A Government spokesperson said, “DENR initiated a seagrass restoration project in June 2020 which... Read more of this article

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

NOAA: 2020 Ranks As Earth’s 2nd Hottest Year

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration [NOAA] confirmed that “2020 ranked as Earth’s second-hottest year on record, knocking 2019 down to the third hottest.” The organisation said, The average land and ocean surface temperature across the globe in 2020 was 1.76 degrees F [0.98 of a degree C] above average — just 0.04 of... Read more of this article

‘The Hunt’ Was On For Families Over Holiday

‘The Hunt’ Was On For Families Over Holiday

Over 80 families registered ‘The Hunt’, and those taking part have been able to experience and learn more about their island they thought they knew so well. A spokesperson said, “When the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum and Zoo [BAMZ] closed in early December, the Bermuda Zoological Society’s [BZS] education team were unable to host their traditional... Read more of this article

Video: CahowCam Pair Return And Lay Egg

Video: CahowCam Pair Return And Lay Egg

The island is set to welcome a new resident soon, as a Cahow on Nonsuch Island laid an egg, with the pair of birds managing to coordinate their return for the occasion despite being apart at sea for two months. Jean-Pierre Rouja, Nonsuch Expeditions Founder and Team Leader said, “As our followers from around the world watched live, the male from... Read more of this article

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar Installs Solar System For PALS

BE Solar recently installed a solar electricity system on the roof of PALS, with the solar system expected to help the charity save over $6,000 per year. A spokesperson said, “Renewable energy company BE Solar successfully won a competitive process to install an 11.97kW solar electricity system on the roof of local cancer charity PALS in Paget.... Read more of this article

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Nearly 500 Lionfish Caught in Grand Prix Event

Guardians of the Reef recently hosted the Bermuda Lionfish Grand Prix, a first in a new series of lionfish culling tournaments to the island where all registration, logging and participation is done online through an innovative angler portal and smartphone app.Fifteen teams took part in November, with 29 anglers, including both freedivers and divers... Read more of this article

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

The Fig Sphinx Moth: A New Bermuda Resident

In the Winter Edition of Envirotalk, Department Of Environment & Natural Resources Entomologist Claire Jessey highlights the Fig Sphinx moth, which is apparently a new resident of the island. In the report, Ms. Jessey said, “In October 2017, a large and unfamiliar moth was presented to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for... Read more of this article

AXIS Sponsors Ocean Plastics Documentary

AXIS Sponsors Ocean Plastics Documentary

Keep Bermuda Beautiful and LookBermuda are partnering to create an educational film that will “raise awareness about plastic pollution,” with Axis Capital acting as the lead sponsor for the three-year project. A spokesperson said, “Keep Bermuda Beautiful and LookBermuda announced plans to create an educational film that will raise... Read more of this article

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

Clean Air Coalition Issues Requests To BELCO

The Bermuda Clean Air Coalition [BCAC], whose members include local residents, businesses, and small activist groups, recently issued a list of recommendations and requests to BELCO. “The recommendations emerged from consultations with local residents who have been experiencing a range of nuisances due to BELCO’s operations. Many residents are... Read more of this article

WA Shortlisted For Environmental Initiative

WA Shortlisted For Environmental Initiative

Warwick Academy has been shortlisted for the ISC Research’s International School Awards for 2021 in the ‘Environmental Initiative′. A spokesperson said, “Warwick Academy is thrilled to be one of the shortlisted schools at ISC Research’s International School Awards for 2021 in the ‘Environmental Initiative.’  The... Read more of this article