Environment

Bahamas and UAE partner to build IMW solar car park electric car charging Station at Sports Center

November 17, 2017

The Bahamas Government, through the Ministry of the Environment, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) participated in a ceremonial signing held at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium, November 13, 2017 forging an agreement to reduce our collective dependence on fossil fuels...

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Environmentalists Decry South Cat Cay Development, Document Lack of Marine Protection 'Before our very eyes'
Environmentalists Decry South Cat Cay Development, Document Lack of Marine Protection 'Before our very eyes'

November 15, 2017

A small plane circled slowly, flying over the blue-green waters of the northern Bahamas. It should have been a day of sightseeing, photographing an island under carefully managed development with its fragile marine resources protected as the gems that will lure those who will eventually visit, live there or leave their yachts...

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Save The Bays Plant 15 Neem Trees on GB Humane Society Grounds
Save The Bays Plant 15 Neem Trees on GB Humane Society Grounds

November 09, 2017

Active environmental advocacy and education group Save The Bays took its greener is better message to a different kind of platform recently, far from the halls of government and the courts right to the Grand Bahama Humane Society...

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Environment Ministry holds Seminar on Strengthening Nuclear Energy and Radiation Regulations

November 03, 2017

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Expert Mission to the Bahamas for Inventory of Radioactive Devices, Sources, and Radiation Equipment held a workshop for staff of the Ministry of the Environment and Housing and the Department of Environmental Health (DEHS) at the British Colonial Hilton, October 23-25, 2017...

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Save The Bays Sympathizes with Resorts World Bimini Workers following Lay-Offs says Resort Suffered Damage after Developer Ignored Environmental Warnings
Save The Bays Sympathizes with Resorts World Bimini Workers following Lay-Offs says Resort Suffered Damage after Developer Ignored Environmental Warnings

November 03, 2017

Environmental advocacy group Save The Bays expressed sympathy today for the 150 workers laid off from Resorts World Bimini just as the high season was set to start, but said construction of the resort and surrounding properties proceeded “full steam ahead despite repeated and stern warnings about its disregard for the natural environment and what the impact could be...”

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Save The Bays applauds Ragged Island Green Rebuild Plan 'Most Progressive Measure in Region to Prepare for Climate Change', Seeks Progress Report
Save The Bays applauds Ragged Island Green Rebuild Plan 'Most Progressive Measure in Region to Prepare for Climate Change', Seeks Progress Report

November 02, 2017

Outspoken environmental advocacy and education organization Save The Bays today redoubled its support for the government’s plan to rebuild storm-ravaged Ragged Island with sustainable design and renewable energy sources, creating the first fully green island in the region...

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Minister Campbell and Ferreira join MP Adrian Gibson to assess the Impact of Abandoned Barge

October 28, 2017

No spilled oil or environmental damage was caused by the abandoned barge, left broken up at Gray’s Bay in Long Island, as was reported by numerous concerned residents, voicing their opinions on social media...

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A BREEF Education Underwater
A BREEF Education Underwater

October 17, 2017

Mission accomplished! The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) has now trained a teacher in every school across the archipelago...

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Atlantis Spearheads Community Clean Up Campaign

October 14, 2017

Scores of Atlanteans clad in rubber gloves and armed with garbage bags, rakes and shovels took to the streets just beyond the bridge Monday, October 9th – the National Heroes Day Holiday – in a community clean-up effort spearheaded by Atlantis executives...

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A BREEF Education Underwater
A BREEF Education Underwater

October 13, 2017

Mission accomplished! The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) has now trained a teacher in every school across the archipelago...

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Minister Ferreira supports Global Ocean Conservation efforts at EU's "Our Oceans" Conference in Malta

October 13, 2017

Bahamas Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, recently attended the European Union's Fourth "Our Oceans" Conference, held October 5 and 6 in Valletta, Malta. Hundreds of marine resource representatives from member countries met to improve and strengthen ocean resource security and policies...

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Sustainable Energy Consortium welcomes working with Government
Sustainable Energy Consortium welcomes working with Government

October 12, 2017

Sustainable Energy, a consortium that includes Alternative Power Supply, said today they welcome the opportunity to work with the Bahamas government to find the best solutions for the energy crisis that will include renewables in the mix...

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National Cleanup Initiative Launched: DEHS to advise communities on Placement and Pickup of Waste

October 11, 2017

The Ministry of Environment and Housing via the Department of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) launched the National Cleanup Initiative on October 1, 2017...

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'Time to Cleanup' Gets Started

October 11, 2017

The Ministry of Environment & Housing this month has begun a 'Time to Clean Up' Campaign. Catching the theme, on Friday and Saturday through Old Boat Alley, off Market Street, residents gathered for two days to clean up their surroundings, making a difference in their communities...

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Waterkeepers Bahamas urgers Government not to Shorten Closed Season for Grouper
Waterkeepers Bahamas urgers Government not to Shorten Closed Season for Grouper

October 05, 2017

Climate change already adding more threat to survival of endangered species, says environmental advocacy group...

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Effective use of Water Resources in The Bahamas discussed at 12th UNESCO Meeting

October 04, 2017

John Bowleg, in his address at the 12th UNESCO Meeting, highlighted the promotion of research towards further exploration of combined Seawater Reverse Osmosis, Seawater District Cooling and Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (SDC/SWRO/OTEC) for sustainable development, climate adaptation, and climate change mitigation in The Bahamas...

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Minister Ferreira says, "People's National Clean-Up Day" in October

September 30, 2017

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, announced in the House of Assembly, September 20, that his Ministry is fulfilling the first of the Government's promises, quoted in its public 2017 Manifesto, "to inaugurate the People's National Clean-Up Day...

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Online Tool Could Pay Huge Dividends in Coastal Protection Efforts

September 29, 2017

The Government of The Bahamas, in partnership with the Natural Capital Project, has created and developed an online tool called ‘The Bahamas Hazard Viewer,’ that will enable decision-makers to quickly identify areas in the archipelago where people and property are most vulnerable to coastal hazards...

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Ministry of the Environment awaits full picture of Irma's Impact; encourages environmental cleanup volunteerism

September 26, 2017

Minister of the Environment & Housing, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, M.P. addressed House of Assembly last Wednesday, on September 20th, to share his concern for the homelessness and collateral damage left behind by Hurricane Irma earlier this month, throughout the archipelago of the Caribbean region...

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Environment Ministry Supports BTVI Solar Energy Training

September 19, 2017

The Bahamas Technical & Vocational Institute (BTVI) paid a courtesy call on the Ministry of the Environment & Housing, September 15, at Charlotte House, downtown. BTVI President Dr. Robert Robertson met with the Minister, the Hon. Romauld Ferreira, to garner his support for the college's 15-week-long dual enrollment programme...

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