Kids Hour Saturdays At BUEI

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (BUEI) is pleased to announce that Manta Rays are the topic for this month’s ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ on July 16th! ‘Kids Hour Saturdays’ takes place every third Saturday of the month at 11am and 2pm respective... Read more

California Sets Nation’s Toughest Plastics Reduction Rules

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Associated Press: SACRAMENTO, California — Companies selling shampoo, food and other products wrapped in plastic have a decade to cut down on their use of the polluting material if they want their wares on California store shelves. Major legislation passed and signed by Governor Gavin Newsom to... Read more

Captain Of Luxury Yacht Fined $8,000 For Discharging Sewage In A No-Discharge Zone

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The captain of a luxury yacht here for the Bermuda Heroes holiday weekend, found himself in Magistrates' Court, where he was fined $8,000 for dumping sewage into St George's Harbour. Marc Pearson, 38, who appeared in court yesterday, admitted to discharging sewage in a no-discharge zone and leavi... Read more

Burst Sewage Line On Point Finger Road Prompts Immediate Response By City Of Hamilton

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Residents complained of foul smells in the area when a broken sewage main caused the closure of part of Point Finger Road today. A spokeswoman for the City of Hamilton said the break occurred opposite King Edward VII Memorial Hospital. "The City’s crews responded immediately to the line brea... Read more

World’s Biggest Bacterium Found In Caribbean Mangrove Swamp

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Associated Press: WASHINGTON, By Christina Larson — Scientists have discovered the world’s largest bacterium in a Caribbean mangrove swamp. Most bacteria are microscopic, but this one is so big it can be seen with the naked eye. The thin white filament, approximately the size of a human ey... Read more

Afghans Bury Dead, Dig For Survivors After Quake Kills 1,000

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Associated Press: GAYAN, Afghanistan, By Ebrahim Norooz — Villagers rushed to bury the dead Thursday and dug by hand through the rubble of their homes in search of survivors of a powerful earthquake in eastern Afghanistan that killed at least 1,000 people. The Taliban and the internatio... 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 National Heroes Day on Monday, 20 June 2022, household waste collection will follow a rollover schedule.  This means that waste that was due to be collected on Monday will be picked up on Tuesday; Tuesday’s will... Read more

Public Works Team Bolsters Number Of Garbage Trucks In Service

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The Ministry of Public Works advises that an acute shortage of the number of operational garbage collection trucks for the Island has been improved thanks to valiant efforts by the Public Works team. The Minister of Public Works Lt Col David Burch said: “We are... Read more

Scientists Studying Beached Whale That Died Off Brooklyn Shore

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New York Daily News: BROOKLYN, By Leonard Greene - A rare gypsy sperm whale died after it beached itself on a Brooklyn shore, according to animal conservationists. Only 18 pygmy sperm whales are known to have ever been stranded in New York over the last 40 years, according to the The New York Mar... Read more

BUEI Talks: Island SOS Becoming A UNESCO Biosphere Reserve With Bill Dale

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News Release: HAMILTON, Bermuda - The fifth instalment of the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute’s (BUEI) eight-part IslandSOS (Sustainable Ocean Strategies) series is slated to take place at BUEI on Saturday, June 25that 4pm. This month’s island nation being highlighted is the Isle of... Read more