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Art Exhibition Raises $30K For KBB & BNG

Art Exhibition Raises $30K For KBB & BNG

Local artist Meredith Andrews has donated $30,000 to Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and the Bermuda National Gallery [BNG] through proceeds from her recent art exhibition highlighting the impacts of modern living on ocean pollution. A spokesperson said, “In 2021, Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] and the Bermuda National Gallery [BNG] were looking to collaborate... Read more of this article

Cahow Fledging Season Begins On Nonsuch

Cahow Fledging Season Begins On Nonsuch

Cahow fledging season is beginning on Nonsuch Island, with a “record number of birds for the Cahow Recovery Project.” Jeremy Madeiros, principal conservationist for the Cahow recovery project, said, “From only 18 breeding pairs, making up the entire population of the Cahow when the program began in the early 1960s, the Cahow population... Read more of this article

Endangered Species Skinks & Cahows Interact

Endangered Species Skinks & Cahows Interact

As the world marks ‘Endangered Species Day,’ Nonsuch Expeditions is highlighting two of Bermuda’s IUCN Red Listed species — the cahow and skink — noting that the two critically endangered species are interacting on Nonsuch Island where they can “thrive without the threat of introduced predators.” Senior Terrestrial... Read more of this article

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Bill To Create Sandbox For Energy Innovators

Legislation to create a regulatory sandbox will “allow innovators in the energy sector both the physical and legislative space to carry out their development and testing of technologies,” Minister of Home Affairs Walter Roban said. Speaking in the House of Assembly today [May 20] the Minister said, “Today I am tabling the Bill entitled... Read more of this article

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On May 21

BUEI Talks To Hold ‘Island SOS’ On May 21

The fourth instalment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s [BUEI] eight-part Island SOS [Sustainable Ocean Strategies] series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday [May 21] at 4.00pm. A spokesperson said, “This month’s island nation being highlighted is Barbados, with a presentation by Carlos Gilkes, Technical Officer of the... Read more of this article

Photos/Video: Man O Wars Washed Up On Beach

Photos/Video: Man O Wars Washed Up On Beach

The Government recently advised the public to take “care and caution while in or near the ocean given the increased presence of the Portuguese Man o War,” and one beach in Devonshire is a prime example of this, with dozens of them washed up on the shoreline. While tip toeing carefully around the beach area, wearing shoes and long pants,... Read more of this article

BIOS: Ocean Technology Course For Students

BIOS: Ocean Technology Course For Students

This summer, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences [BIOS] is offering a week-long training course focused on “emerging ocean technology” for students, and “participation in the program is free; however, students must be nominated by a teacher, mentor, or educator outside the formal classroom.” A spokesperson said, “This... Read more of this article

Toronto Star Features Bermuda’s Shipwrecks

Toronto Star Features Bermuda’s Shipwrecks

Canada’s Toronto Star has featured Bermuda’s shipwrecks in an article titled “The beauty of Bermuda’s shipwrecks: The island’s accidental underwater museum and coral reefs lure divers from all over the world.” The Toronto Star website said, “At a depth of 25 feet, the visibility is so crystal clear, I can see my daughter, Sam, from... Read more of this article

Fidelis Insurance Joins UN-Convened NZIA

Fidelis Insurance Joins UN-Convened NZIA

Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited has joined the Net-Zero Insurance Alliance [NZIA], convened by the UN Environment Programme’s Principles for Sustainable Insurance Initiative, saying it ”highlights Fidelis’ commitment to supporting the insurance industry’s transition to net-zero underwriting by 2050.” Richard Brindle, Chairman and Group... Read more of this article

SailGP Renews Seagrass Project Support

SailGP Renews Seagrass Project Support

SailGP is kicking off Season 3 by renewing its support and partnership with The Bermuda Seagrass Project as “part of its underlying commitment to sustainability. The organisation said, “The project, which is managed by the Bermuda Government and Climate Wise, seeks to restore Bermuda’s seagrass and marine environment, which has become imbalanced... Read more of this article

BUEI To Open ‘Portholes Of Discovery’ Exhibit

BUEI To Open ‘Portholes Of Discovery’ Exhibit

The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI] announced the opening of a new exhibit on Saturday [May 14] entitled, ‘Portholes of Discovery’, located in the Ocean Discovery Centre at BUEI. A spokesperson said, “Bermuda’s position in the middle of the Atlantic, as well as its place in the Gulf Stream and Sargasso Sea, has made it an important... Read more of this article

KBB: 800 Volunteers Remove 11,000lbs Of Trash

KBB: 800 Volunteers Remove 11,000lbs Of Trash

Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB] is extending its appreciation to “everyone who took action throughout the month of April to care for our environment,” with 36 cleanups taking place. A spokesperson said, “As Earth Month [April] 2022 has recently wrapped up, Keep Bermuda Beautiful would like to extend our appreciation to everyone who took action... Read more of this article

Video: Virtual Gallery’ Of Bermuda Flowers

Video: Virtual Gallery’ Of Bermuda Flowers

The latest installment of Bernews’ series of ‘Virtual Shows’ features flowers from across the island, providing a ‘virtual flower bouquet’ in honour of Mother’s Day. This marks the third in a series of ‘Virtual Art Shows’ by Bernews highlighting some of the island’s many skilled photographers and artists, as well as... Read more of this article