The Arctic is on Fire: Siberian Heat Wave Alarms Scientists

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[caption id="attachment_28897" align="alignleft" width="433"] An outside thermometer shows 30 Celsius (86 F) around 11 pm in Verkhoyansk, the Sakha Republic, about 4660 kilometers (2900 miles) northeast of Moscow, Russia. A record-breaking temperature of 38 degrees Celsius (100.4 degrees Fahrenheit)... Read more

Sahara Dust Blankets Caribbean, Air Quality Hazardous

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[caption id="attachment_28860" align="alignleft" width="449"] Photo: KSL TV[/caption] Associated Press, Puerto Rico: A massive cloud of Sahara dust is blanketing the Caribbean as it heads to the US with a size and concentration that experts say hasn’t been seen in half a century. A... Read more

Bananas: The ‘Pandemic’ Destroying The World’s Favourite Fruit

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BBC News: Follow the Food Series - The banana equivalent to COVID-19 is spreading to new countries, forcing the industry to change how the world’s most widely eaten fruit is farmed and even how it could taste. A killer disease turns up out of the blue. It moves by “stealth transmissio... Read more

Reminder When Visiting Parks, Beaches & Nature Reserves

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works and the Department of Parks wishes to remind the public that when visiting parks, beaches, and nature reserves to adhere to the Ministry of Health guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19. When visiting parks, beaches and nature re... Read more

DAB Urged to Make Plans For Sewage & Water Lines in St George’s

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Plans to install new sewage and water mains to link St George’s and St David’s, including the new St Regis hotel project have been submitted for consideration of the Development Applications Board. The application by the Bermuda Land Development Company, was submitted to the Department of Pla... Read more

National Heroes Day Holiday Garbage Collection Advisory

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works advises that due to the National Heroes Day holiday (Monday, 15 June), garbage normally collected on that day will be collected on Saturday, June 13, 2020. As a reminder, Monday garbage collection areas include all of Sandys and Southa... Read more

House: Merchant Shipping Amendment Act Passed Without Objection on Marine Pollution

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Amendments that will help Bermuda respond as quickly as possible to marine pollution incidents were approved in the House of Assembly on Friday without objection. Minister of Tourism and Transport, Zane DeSilva said the Merchant Shipping Amendment Act would allow him to take the helm, so to speak... Read more

Record-Breaking Cristobal Could Approach US Gulf Coast as a Hurricane

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[caption id="attachment_27977" align="alignleft" width="497"] Photo: NOAA/GOES-East, Wednesday morning, June 3, 2020.[/caption] AccuWeather: June 30, 2020 - The third named storm of the Atlantic season is expected to move out over open water after delivering life-threatening flooding to parts of ... Read more

SpaceX Lifts Off on Historic Private Crewed Flight to ISS

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United States (AFP) — A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off for the International Space Station on Saturday, the first crewed space flight from US soil in nine years and the first ever by a commercial company. The two-stage rocket with astronauts Robert Behn... Read more

Bermuda Day Holiday Garbage Collection Advisory

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works is advising that due to the Bermuda Day holiday (Friday, 29 May), garbage normally collected on that day will be collected on Saturday, May 30, 2020. As a reminder, Friday garbage collection areas include Smith’s Parish east of Devil... Read more