Environment

Going Green Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Broke, Italian Ambassador on Climate Change Measures

January 22, 2020

Around the world the alarm is being sounded about the impact of global warming and how man's carbon footprint is contributing to it. In the aftermath of one of the most catastrophic hurricanes to hit The Bahamas, there is renewed urgency for climate change adaptation and resilience...

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Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items
Single-use plastic: China to ban bags and other items

January 21, 2020

China, one of the world's biggest users of plastic, has unveiled a major plan to reduce single-use plastics across the country...

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UB Lecture on 'Tackling Climate Change' Addressed by Italy's Ambassador & Minister Ferreira

January 21, 2020

Minister of the Housing and the Environment, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira delivered opening remarks at a lecture held at the University of The Bahamas, January 17, 2020.

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Threats Posed by Climate Change Need to be Understood and Prepared For, Says PM

January 20, 2020

Prime Minister the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis called on the nation at large to better prepare for threats posed by climate change. He was addressing the 29th Bahamas Business Outlook at Baha Mar resort, January 16, 2020 under the theme: "A New Era: Resilience in the Face of Vulnerability."...

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Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says
Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says

January 14, 2020

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa...

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Plastic ban - theres no going back
Plastic ban - theres no going back

January 14, 2020

PRIME Minister Dr Hubert Minnis said he would rather risk an election than the future of the country, telling the media the government fully informed the public on the plastic ban and does not intend to reverse the decision...

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Kansas City Private School Volunteers at Ardastra

January 13, 2020

Fourteen students from The Pembroke Hill School in Missouri “connected to the world beyond the classroom walls” through a service-learning trip to New Providence where they cleaned out animal habitats at Ardastra Gardens Zoo and Conservation Centre and worked with The Bahamas Red Cross to assist Hurricane Dorian evacuees...

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Australia fires: Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in marathon crisis
Australia fires: Almost 2,000 homes destroyed in marathon crisis

January 07, 2020

Almost 2,000 houses have been destroyed in Australia's months-long bushfire crisis, officials say, as crews prepare frantically for worsening conditions...

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Australia fires: Rain brings relief but huge blazes expected
Australia fires: Rain brings relief but huge blazes expected

January 06, 2020

Rain has fallen in fire-ravaged parts of Australia and temperatures have dropped - but officials have warned that blazes will "take off" again...

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Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream
Palau is first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream

January 02, 2020

The Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life...

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Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning
Bank of England chief Mark Carney issues climate change warning

December 30, 2019

The world will face irreversible heating unless firms shift their priorities soon, the outgoing head of the Bank of England has told the BBC...

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Bahamas National Trust Pays Courtesy Call at Government House

December 05, 2019

Executives of the Bahamas National Trust paid a courtesy call upon His Excellency the Most Hon. Cornelius A. Smith, Governor General (centre right), at Government House on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. Pictured from left: BNT Deputy Executive Director Lynn Gape; BNT President Geoffrey Andrews; the Governor General; and BNT Executive Director Eric Carey...

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Environment Minister Challenges Rotary, Churches, Civic Groups to Pick a Project, Beautify a Community and Win Up to $10,000

November 26, 2019

Declaring that everyone has the a part to play in making The Bahamas better, safer, cleaner and greener, Minister of Environment and Housing Romauld ‘Romi’ Ferreira this week challenged Rotarians and civic groups nationwide to pick a project, beautify a community and enter a competition that could earn them up to $10,000 dollars, prize money donated by Royal Caribbean International...

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UB Launches CCARR Centre

November 22, 2019

University of The Bahamas officially announced the establishment of a Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre (CCARR Centre) at the Harry C. Moore Library and Information Centre, Wednesday, November 20, 2019...

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Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide
Sydney smoke: Australia fires send haze over Sydney and Adelaide

November 21, 2019

Smoke from Australia's bushfire crisis has blanketed the major cities of Sydney and Adelaide...

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University of The Bahamas Establishes the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre
University of The Bahamas Establishes the Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research Centre

November 21, 2019

University of The Bahamas (UB) today announced the establishment of its Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience Research (CCARR) Centre. The announcement came as The Bahamas strives to rebound from Hurricane Dorian, one of the most destructive storms on record for the archipelago which caused an estimated $3.5 billion in damage...

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Plastics Ban Needs Buy-In From Public
Plastics Ban Needs Buy-In From Public

November 21, 2019

EXUMA and Ragged Island MP Chester Cooper said the government's upcoming ban on single-use plastics is being implemented too soon...

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Polluters Could Be Hit With 30m Fines
Polluters Could Be Hit With $30m Fines

November 21, 2019

ENVIRONMENTAL offenders can be fined up to $30m and jailed up to 10 years when the Environmental Planning and Protection Bill is passed into law...

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#BeAHero Campaign Partners with Royal Caribbean to Fund Islandwide Community Beautification Programs

November 19, 2019

According to recent studies, more than 800 million people around the globe are impacted by rising global temperatures. From droughts, floods, and heatwaves to devastating hurricanes brought on by warming oceans, planet earth is in dire straits. With more attention than ever on the environment, the Bahamas Ministry of Environment and Housing today announced a nationwide competition to drive environmental stewardship through community beautification...

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Contract signed for new bridge in North Andros

November 11, 2019

The Ministry of Works and Bahamas Marine Construction have signed a $9.6 million-dollar contract for the construction of a new bridge that will improve travel between mainland Andros and the settlement of Staniard Creek and provide greater protection for marine life in North Andros...

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