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Groupers’ plight spells trouble for ecology and blue economy

Opinion article by Thaddeus Murdoch, PhD, Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce’s Marine Conservation Team resident scientist There are six kinds of grouper: monkey rockfish, finescale rockfish, Nassau grouper, misty grouper, yellowfin rockfish and black grouper. These six grouper species used to be […]

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Eco ‘Lunch & Learn’ On Plastic Marine Debris

Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] and the Bermuda College announced the fourth presentation in their series of Eco Lunch & Learns will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Dr. Robbie Smith, Curator of Bermuda’s Natural History Museum, will be […]

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All our reefs need is a little ‘reefspect’ – just a little bit

Opinion piece by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team Did you know that some of Bermuda’s most valuable natural resources are hidden just out of sight? They are there, beneath the surface of our beautiful, azure waters. Those murky brown […]

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Climate change and how it affects us

Opinion by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team On October 8, 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations body dedicated to providing the world with an objective and scientific view of climate change, issued a stark warning […]

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Valuing our marine resources

Opinion by Adam Farrell, BEST Marine Conservation Team. Our oceans are linked intrinsically to the health of our planet. The sea sequesters much of the carbon dioxide that we have released into the atmosphere, thereby slowing global warming. It regulates […]

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Bermuda chosen for global conservation forum

The island is to host a major international conservation conference next year, according to the Bermuda National Trust. The BNT won a bid for the International Conference of National Trusts 2019, which is expected to bring 150 representatives of conservation […]

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A different perspective on energy

Opinion, by Nick Hutchings, BEST Energy Committee It is sometimes good to look beyond the shores of our tiny island to gain some perspective on important issues such as energy. The excellent article in the Deloitte Insight titled Global Renewable Energy […]

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An energy voyage with no shortage of icebergs

Opinion by Nick Hutchings, BEST Energy Committee If Belco’s integrated resource plan proposal is anything to go by, the utility is steering a Titanic-like course through a sea of ice. Iceberg No 1: energy efficiency and conservation. Belco has built its […]

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Warnings to heed from those who should know

By Nick Hutchings, BEST Energy Committee While there are still some people who do not believe climate change is caused by human activity, very few will deny that the climate is changing and that we must adapt to the new […]

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