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More effort needed to tackle climate change this year

Environmental organisations and governments will have to focus on better co-operation in the fight against climate change this year, campaigners warned yesterday. Andrew Vaucrosson, the executive director for the Bermuda National Trust, said it would take more than a year […]

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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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BEST On Slowing Down Global Warming

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] is advising the community to “do our part as a global citizen to slow down global warming.” A BEST flyer says, “Paulette and Teddy would make terrible dinner guests! They were uninvited, ran off their mouths, […]

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A timely thought on the environment

As Hurricane Teddy disappears into the rear-view mirror, older readers may have remarked on the increased frequency of hurricanes, both targeting Bermuda and more generally. Hurricane experts have already named the most recent hurricanes Alpha and Beta, meaning that they […]

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Roundup settlement prompts farmer to demand ban

Renewed calls to ban glyphosate-based weedkillers in Bermuda have been made after the company that owns the Roundup brand said it would pay almost $11 billion to settle cancer claims linked to the product. Campaigners said alternative ways to control […]

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BEST plea over fishing regulations

An environmental charity has pleaded with the public to follow fishing regulations to protect the island’s marine life. The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce said policies to ensure the long-term health of Bermuda’s waters should be followed. A spokeswoman for the […]

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