Golden_Hind_siteEnvironmentalist Dr David Wingate expressed concern about the safety of a South Shore construction project.

While site developers have maintained that the Grand Atlantic development is safe, the project has come under fire from the Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce (BEST), who believe erosion on a nearby cliff could threaten the buildings.

In a statement released by BEST, Dr Wingate said: “I know of no other location on Bermuda that is more prone to rapid erosion than this particular site.”

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SDU-school-presentations‘Your Decisions Our Future’ is the name of an education initiative from the Sustainable Development Unit [SDU] launched last week to raise awareness of the unit among school children.

The Minister of Environment, Planning and Infrastructure Strategy Walter Roban announced the production of new Fisheries stickers which outline the Fisheries Regulations 2010 concerning minimum sizes for fish, bag limits, protected species, lobster diving, spear fishing and general regulations.

New regulations on the stickers include the requirement to land all fish with the skin on and that regulated species are landed whole, as well as various “minimum size restrictions”. Of note on the stickers are the increased minimum sizes for hogfish (45cm), black grouper (95cm) and Wahoo (7lbs).

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Today, Bermuda Electric Light Company Limited (BELCO) celebrated the completion of its newest plant installation with a ribbon cutting ceremony, officially bringing online 13.5 megawatts (MW) of plant, powered by three 4.5 MW Rolls Royce 501KB7S gas turbine generating sets and auxiliary equipment.

tree_recycleThe Ministry of Public Works Waste Management section will collect Christmas Trees in the east-end on Wednesday, 12th January and in the west end on Wednesday, 19th January. Trees should be left at the normal residential waste set out locations.

green-computer-leaf-300x1991The Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts is turning over a new leaf this year, and using technology to offer more environmentally friendly programmes.

Festival-goers in 2011 will be able to read the full performance programmes on their phones. This move to electronic programmes saves printing over 12,000 multi-page programmes.

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Wadsons_Farm_MarketBy email from Tom Wadson

Wadson's Home Farm Market hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Satudays 9am-1pm.

We have a rich variety of fresh, local, organically grown vegetables and meats.

A businessman’s plans to build a bar and restaurant at Warwick Long Bay have been turned down by the Development Applications Board again.

Environmental group BEST released a statement this morning [Jan. 9] saying “BEST has received formal notice that the application from Belcario Thomas to construct a beach bar at Warwick Long Bay has been refused.”

This proposed development has been a subject of controversy since the plans were announced in 2008.

Bermuda_patchPlastic and other garbage from the North American mainland being drawn into a recently identified vortex near the island isn’t accumulating in the amounts scientists had feared — leading researchers to label the North Atlantic gyre a real Bermuda Triangle where trash seemingly disappears.

whale_and_andrewThink of them as passport photos for Bermuda’s greatest repeat visitors.

With the first humpback whales of the season already spotted off Bermuda, the Humpback Whale Research Project is asking for the public’s help compiling a photographic catalogue of these migratory animals’ unique fluke markings — allowing for individual identification.

Kevon_MakellBermuda’s alternative energy industry has really taken off over the past year with a big rise in the number of companies entering the market.

But the one constant has been PureNERGY Renewables, the sister company of Belco, which was formed two years ago and is headed by general manager Kevon Makell.

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