BWS: ‘Closely Monitoring Tropical Storm Peter

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Forecasters at the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) say Tropical Storm Peter could approach the local area later this week. BWS continues to "closely monitor" the storm, which is currently "to our distant south". On its present course, TS Peter's closest point of approach in three days would be 442 mil... Read more

Garbage Collection Delays Ahead

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works advises that staffing shortages may impact garbage collection over the next few weeks. Residential waste collection will continue; however, it is impossible to guarantee service every day under the current conditions. Depending on the s... Read more

Volcano Erupts On Atlantic Island; Lava Threatens Some Homes

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[caption id="attachment_48688" align="alignleft" width="487"] This image taken from video shows the volcanic eruption in La Palma filmed by resident, Carlota Manuela Martín Fuentes via AP[/caption] Associated Press: MADRID — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday... Read more

Tropical Storm Odette Swirls Off East Coast With Peter’s Formation Imminent

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FORBES: By Nicholas Reimann - Just hours after Tropical Storm Odette formed off the East Coast, forecasters say another system in the central Atlantic is about to become Tropical Storm Peter, as the frenetic pace of storm development over the past few weeks doesn't seem to be slowing down. KEY FACTS... Read more

Climate Change: World Now Sees Twice As Many Days Over 50C/122F

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BBC: By Becky Dale & Nassos Stylianou - The number of extremely hot days every year when the temperature reaches 50C has doubled since the 1980s, a global BBC analysis has found. They also now happen in more areas of the world than before, presenting unprecedented challenges to human health a... Read more

Environment Threats ‘Greatest Challenge To Human Rights’ — UN

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AFP GENEVA, Switzerland — The UN’s rights chief warned on Monday that environmental threats were worsening conflicts worldwide and would soon constitute the biggest challenge to human rights. Michelle Bachelet said climate change, pollution and nature loss were already having a severe impact b... Read more

Hurricane Nicholas Makes Landfall On The Texas Coast

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[caption id="attachment_48323" align="alignleft" width="503"] A woman watches her friends swim as Tropical Storm Nicholas approaches the Texas coast Monday, Sept 13, 2021, along the seawall in Galveston, Texas - Jon Shapley/Houston Chronicle via AP[/caption] Associated Press: HOUSTON, By Juan A Loza... Read more

Delays In Garbage Collection For Two Days: Monday & Tuesday, September 14th

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Works and Engineering advise that the west end will experience delays in garbage collection on Monday and Tuesday (Sept 14).  Due to a disruption in the labour force, revolving around the current COVID public heal... Read more

Oil Spill Exercise 2021 On Wednesday, September 15

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Home Affairs advises the public that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has organised with other local agencies a simulated oil spill exercise on Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Whalebone Bay, Ferry Reach. The purpose of thi... Read more

Ida Deaths Rise By 11 In New Orleans; Louisiana Toll Now 26

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[caption id="attachment_48098" align="alignleft" width="457"] Utility crews stand in water as they work on repairing power lines along Highway 23 in Plaquemines Parish, La, over a week after Hurricane Ida on Tuesday, Sept 7, 2021 - Chris Granger/The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate via AP[/ca... Read more