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BEST: ten years of advocating

Environment group BEST is celebrating its ten-year anniversary by urging people to support its campaign to protect Bermuda’s diminishing conservation zones. The organisation was established in 2007, after plans to develop a hospital on the Botanical Gardens exposed the absence […]

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BEST optimistic over green Throne pledges

Children whose parents cannot afford homes with large yards will benefit from a Throne Speech pledge to protect public open spaces, according to environmental group BEST. BEST said Bermuda’s acres of forests and meadows were “dwindling” and praised the Progressive […]

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BEST: “Two Nuggets Of Environmental Treasure”

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] said they noted “two nuggets of environmental treasure” in the 2017 Throne Speech that they thought were worth highlighting and responding to. A BEST spokesperson said, “While reviewing the 2017 Throne Speech, the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] […]

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Beaches pass tests for levels of bacteria

Bacteria levels at Bermuda’s beaches are well within environmental guidelines, according to the latest figures from health watchdogs. A report by the Department of Health revealed some spikes in enterococci, a group of bacteria used as an indicator of pollution […]

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‘Attraction is Bermuda’s Natural Environment’

Noting the intentions of the Bermuda Tourism Authority [BTA] and the Bermuda Economic Development Corporation [BEDC] to “breathe life back into Bermuda’s tourism product and include a push for increased entrepreneurial activity,” the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] has urged the BTA, BEDC and […]

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BEST urges businesses to protect island

A green charity yesterday called on new entrepreneurs to be properly informed of environmental regulations to prevent running afoul of them. A spokeswoman for the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said that a drive to encourage new businesses could lead to […]

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Environmental Statistics Compendium Released

The Minister of Cabinet Office with Responsibility for Government Reform Lovitta Foggo today released the latest available Environmental Statistics Compendium prepared by the Department of Statistics. “The publication is the collation of existing data sourced from the activities of both […]

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Monsanto’s Sway Over Research Is Seen in Disclosed Emails

Danny Hakim – New York Time – Aug 1, 2017 The weed killer Roundup, Monsanto’s highest-profile product. Documents revealed internal debate at the company over Roundup’s safety. Documents released Tuesday in a lawsuit against Monsanto raised new questions about the company’s efforts […]

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BEST Bulletin – July 2017 – #27

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