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New law changes way SDOs are approved

Special development orders will no longer have to be scrutinised by MPs under legislation tabled today. Walter Roban, the home affairs minister, tabled the Development and Planning Amendment Act 2021 which he said aims to increase environmental protection while also […]

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Change for BEST Campaign

Bring your change jars into Gorham’s and help BEST as they work for all of us preserving and protecting Bermuda’s natural and marine environments.

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Plummeting sperm counts, shrinking penises: toxic chemicals threaten humanity

The Guardian, by Erin Brockovich The end of humankind? It may be coming sooner than we think, thanks to hormone-disrupting chemicals that are decimating fertility at an alarming rate around the globe. A new book called Countdown, by Shanna Swan, […]

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Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ To Be Held On Feb 25

Bernews, Feb. 21, 2021 The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and Bermuda College will be hosting their second ECO Lunch & Learn presentation of the year with BE Solar Director of Development Stratton Hatfield to speak at the February 25 event. The event flyer […]

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David Wingate: ‘It became my goal to rediscover’ cahows

Seventy years ago today, an expedition on a Castle Harbour island made science history with a discovery that brought the Cahow back from presumed extinction. David Wingate, who would spend much of the rest of his life bringing the Cahow […]

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Open space needs more protection, say campaigners

BEST Opinion article A coalition of environmental groups yesterday appealed to the Government to strengthen protection of nature reserves. Kim Smith, the executive director of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce, said the island had lost “protected” land to development. In […]

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Marine Life Don’t Need PPE Plastic Pollution

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has launched a campaign highlighting personal protective equipment [PPE] pollution, urging the community to use reusable/washable masks when possible and properly dispose of single use masks. The campaign poster says, “Fish, turtles, and other marine life […]

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BEST looks ahead to collaboration

An environmental group said yesterday it wanted to work more closely with other organisations as part of a new strategy to help protect nature. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce added it had also reorganised its management structure and looked at […]

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BEST Unveils “A New Strategy For The Future”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has unveiled a new strategy to “guide their ongoing work of ensuring the protection, conservation, and preservation of Bermuda’s natural environment.” A spokesperson said, “One of the island’s leading nonprofit environmental organisations, BEST is pleased to […]

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