Environment

July 1, 2020 Marks The Beginning of Single-Use Plastics Ban
July 1, 2020 Marks The Beginning of Single-Use Plastics Ban

June 29, 2020

Starting today, Wednesday, 1 July, single-use plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic utensils...

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Deadly Coral Disease Hits New Providence

June 12, 2020

Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) is taking a firmer hold of the nation according to a newly released report by the Perry Institute for Marine Science (PIMS)...

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A Personal Plea to Help Save the Oceans of The Bahamas Before it is Too Late

June 09, 2020

I write this as a Bahamian with the deep conviction that “once you know something is wrong, you have an obligation to try to at least do something about it, even if that something is small.” What I know is wrong is how we all in some way abuse and how we allow others to openly abuse our greatest natural resource, our oceans...

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Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels
Britain goes coal free as renewables edge out fossil fuels

June 09, 2020

Britain is about to pass a significant landmark - at midnight on Wednesday it will have gone two full months without burning coal to generate power...

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Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency
Arctic Circle oil spill prompts Putin to declare state of emergency

June 04, 2020

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has declared a state of emergency after 20,000 tonnes of diesel oil leaked into a river within the Arctic Circle...

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Stringent COVID-19 Measures Are A Necessary Evil
Stringent COVID-19 Measures Are "A Necessary Evil"

April 25, 2020

As the debate rages about when and how to end the curfews and lockdowns that have been implemented, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr. Delon Brennen has asserted that these stringent and unprecedented measures taken to curb COVID-19...

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Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease SCTLD an Environmental Epidemic Ravaging Grand Bahama Marine Protected Areas
Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) an Environmental Epidemic Ravaging Grand Bahama Marine Protected Areas

April 21, 2020

In November 2019, when it was first documented in The Bahamas, Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) - a newly emergent marine epidemic with no cure- has rapidly spread in five months over 20 percent of coral reefs in Grand Bahama’s National Parks...

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New Coral Disease Outbreak Hits Grand Bahama

April 07, 2020

Cruise, commercial ships linked to spread... A new, rapidly spreading outbreak of Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease (SCTLD) has quietly infiltrated nearly 40 miles of Grand Bahama’s southern coastline, killing a wide range of coral including some that are already endangered...

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Marine Pilotage Firm Lands Virgin Voyages Partnership

March 30, 2020

Independent Maritime Services (IMS), a leader in the Marine Pilotage sector of the local Maritime Industry, has over the past five years expanded its work with private ferries and five-star cruise liners. The company’s core group of government-licensed marine pilots recently teamed up with the famed Virgin Voyages group - owned and operated by world-renowned businessman Richard Branson - to prepare the company’s newly commissioned vessel: The Scarlet Lady, for its official launch...

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Transformed New Providence landfill to start recycling program
Transformed New Providence landfill to start recycling program

March 12, 2020

The transformed New Providence landfill, now known as the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP), plans to roll out a recycling program that will accept cans, glass, plastic, aluminum, cardboard and mixed paper, said NPEP chairman Mr. Felix Stubbs...

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Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill
Government Progress Report highlights accomplishments in education, environment and Over-the-Hill

March 02, 2020

The Government of The Bahamas will release its first Progress Report on Monday 2 March 2020. The report will outline some of the Government’s major accomplishments since coming to office in May 2017...

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Pm Tells America His Ragged Island Dream
Pm Tells America His Ragged Island Dream

February 28, 2020

DESPITE criticism that it has taken too long to get plans off the ground to convert Ragged Island into a sustainable "green" community following Hurricane Irma's devastation, Prime Minister Dr Hubert Minnis maintains the goal still "absolutely" remains, with plans to expand the effort...

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Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency
Sustainable Grand Bahama Conference To Address Issues of Climate Resiliency

February 21, 2020

Academics, policymakers, conservationists and champions for small island sustainability will gather in Grand Bahama next month to dissect the major topics underpinning climate change and resilience, while the scars of Hurricane Dorian are still fresh...

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Young Reporters for the Environment: BREEF’s New Educational Programme Empowers Bahamian Youth

February 11, 2020

On Saturday, February 8th, Young Reporters for the Environment (YRE) students from Eco-schools in New Providence and Eleuthera participated in a 2-hour YRE workshop hosted by BREEF. Presenters at the workshop included professional photographer and social media influencer Shane Gross and environmental media reporter Crystal Darling from ZNS...

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Zero Tolerance Must Be Hammered Home
‘Zero Tolerance Must Be Hammered Home’

February 07, 2020

THE Bahamas National Trust yesterday criticised Norwegian Cruise Lines for violating the country's environmental laws after it was revealed the vessel had dumped waste into Bahamian waters...

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Norwegian Admits Dumping In Ocean
Norwegian Admits Dumping In Ocean

February 06, 2020

THE government is clamping down on cruise ships operating in Bahamian waters, with Transport Minister Renward Wells declaring yesterday discharges at sea will not be tolerated...

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Statement by the Minister of Transport & Local Government regarding discharges from cruise ships operating in Bahamian waters

February 05, 2020

The Government is acutely aware of media reports relating to cruise ships engaged in operational discharges within Bahamian waters...

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Two International Experts Appointed to the Sargasso Sea Commission

February 05, 2020

This week, the Bermuda Cabinet approved the appointment of two international experts to the Sargasso Sea Commission...

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Environment Minister Challenges Rotarians to Clean Up, Beautify and Win $10,000

January 29, 2020

A popular campaign that persuaded students to beautify their environment is offering civic groups a $10,000 cash prize for executing a project that helps make the Bahamas cleaner, greener and more pristine, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira told Rotarians on Friday...

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Oasis Furniture Onboard with Plastic Ban for a Sustainable Future

January 29, 2020

As the country moves towards implementing plans for sustainability, Oasis Furniture stands with the Ministry of Environment and Housing’s newly established single use plastics ban which came into effect on January 1, 2020, offering stylish complementary reusable bags to anyone who stops by so long as supplies last...

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