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Better safe than sorry on issue of pesticides

“The European Chemicals agency estimates there are more than 144,000 man-made chemicals in existence. The US Department of Health estimates 2,000 new chemicals are being released every year. The UN Environment Programme warns most of these have never been screened […]

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Greenpeace issues dire warning on plastics

An area of the Sargasso Sea is more polluted with microplastic than a notorious high pollution part of the Pacific, researchers said yesterday. The shock news came as environmental group Greenpeace revealed the results of a two- week survey of […]

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Greenpeace flagship to study Sargasso Sea

The flagship of environmental charity Greenpeace has docked in Bermuda before it heads out to sea for an expedition to the Sargasso Sea. The MV Esperanza, on a pole-to-pole mission to highlight threats to the ocean environment, is scheduled to survey […]

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Offshore wind farm planned

Bermuda’s electricity sector regulator has opted against natural gas as a principal generation fuel and in favour of an offshore wind farm and more solar power. Details were released yesterday by the Regulatory Authority in the island’s first Integrated Resource […]

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Successful Community Clean Up At Southlands

Attorney General Kathy Lynn Simmons and Minister for Public Works Lt. Col. David Burch extended their thanks to the diverse group of community volunteers, the Regiment, Mirrors and Department of Parks staff that came out and gave their time to clean-up […]

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‘Captain Bermuda’ honoured by Catholic Church

A lifelong devotion to the environment has earned the former head of the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce a top award from the Catholic Church. Stuart Hayward, also a former independent MP, attended his presentation of a Peace and Justice award […]

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Bermuda Ocean Prosperity Programme Formed

The Government of Bermuda has “committed to protect at least 20% of their total Exclusive Economic Zone [EEZ] in marine protected areas [MPAs] while vowing to sustainably develop their Blue Economy,” the Government announced today. Today [June 5] the Ministry […]

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World Environment Day & World Ocean Day

The Ministry of Home Affairs is bringing “awareness to preservation and sustainability” on World Environment Day today [June 5] while planning additional celebrations for World Ocean Day on June 8. A spokesperson said, “Today, 5 June, the Ministry of Home […]

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College To Have ‘Balloon-Free Graduation’

Bermuda College’s Commencement ceremony this Thursday will be slightly different, with the College saying they are “deliberately moving away from the use of traditional balloons as an integral part of its decorations and gift sales.” The College is an awarded Eco-school […]

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