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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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Burch takes own counsel on ATVs

A government minister rejected advice from civil servants to block all-terrain vehicle tours on the Railway Trail, a court heard. The Supreme Court heard yesterday in a civil case that Lieutenant-Colonel David Burch, the public works minister, overruled technical officers […]

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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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Plan emphasises protection of conserved land

Most of the rezoning proposals sent as part of the development of a draft Bermuda Plan want the removal of conservation protections, it has been revealed. The Department of Planning said more than 200 rezoning proposals were received as part […]

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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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