SargassoSeaCommissionLogoToday [6-Aug-2014] the Government of Bermuda announced the names of the first Sargasso Sea Commission which will "exercise a stewardship role for the Sargasso Sea and keep its health, productivity and resilience under continual review."

Dr. Tammy Trott, the Senior Marine Resources Officer for the Bermuda Government Department of Environmental Protection, represents Bermuda.

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The Life Skills programme at WindReach now offers a gardening component that is an offshoot of Greenrock's Healthy Harvest programme and is sponsored by Ace.

"The community gardens at WindReach are a big part of the Life Skills Programme," said Miss Terceira. "The gardens were initiated by GreenRock's Healthy Harvest programme, and services children and adults with special needs.

linedrykidI'm writing this article on a lazy Sunday morning here in Bermuda after a night of fireworks, thunderstorms and heavy rains. The thunderstorms and heavy rains are not that unusual on a muggy July evening in Bermuda.

As for the fireworks, it isn't what you expect, considering it was the July 4th weekend.

Grant GibbonsThe Department of Energy begins this week seeking advice on establishing a new energy regulatory environment, with a promise of public consultation later this year. The new regulatory regime for energy in Bermuda is a priority for the Ministry of Education and Economic Development.

The Health Ministry has announced water quality at all beaches tested on the island is "well within the safety standards for swimming".

Checks were made on all south shore beaches each day this week, according to a spokeswoman, and all beaches passed.

Quinton EdnessSurprisingly, said Mr Edness, there had not been a "whisper" of any desire by Government to reduce the Island's dependence on fossil fuels considering the recent advances in renewable energies. The biggest and best way is to cut energy costs.

"I do not expect Belco to recommend [that], however I did expect the Government department responsible for energy to have made recommendations by now...

Abbie at UNA member of Greenrock Bermuda joined almost 100 representatives from 60 other countries at the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) General Assembly in Copenhagen.

Abbie Caldas, manager for the Bermuda Eco-Schools programme, took part in a conference designed to address environmental education and worldwide sustainability.

The expansion of shale resource extraction encompasses several interrelated elements, including exploration risk, infrastructure project risk, and the risks associated with new or enlarged trade flows and the significant financing needs associated with each stage.

Grease BallsGovernment has provided further details on the progress being made in order to stop the appearance of sewage on South Shore beaches.

Among the measures are "significant improvements" to the Tynes Bay septage facility, which are being planned and implemented, and "visiting engineers" will be weighing in on the feasibility of current proposals for a waste water treatment facility, according to a Government spokeswoman.

Full Article in the Royal Gazette

e2oIt's the heat of summer and the last thing you feel like doing is hopping into your boiling oven of a car.

What if your car had the ability to cool down before you got in?

The newly launched Mahindra Reva e2o is not only an eco-conscious option but has technology to make life easier and more comfortable.

RichardBransonI've decided to begin this week's article with a bit of a quiz to try to make sure you are all awake and paying attention.

Let me give you the names of eight of our neigbours to the south and let's see if you can guess what they all have in common: Aruba, The British Virgin Islands, the Colombian Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, and Turks & Caicos?

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