Environment

PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season
PUBLIC NOTICE-Closing of Grouper Season

November 24, 2020

The following serves to inform the General Public the Nassau Grouper Season will be closed effective 1st December 2020 until 28th February 2021...

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Breef Wins Global Film Award For Transforming Society

November 23, 2020

The Bahamas Reef Environment Educational Foundation (BREEF) captured top honours at the 9th annual tve Global Sustainability Film Awards in London...

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Colour it Selfless – Junkanoo Group Turns Its Annual Donation from Leno Back to Students, Putting a Tablet in Young Members’ Hands

November 18, 2020

The leading financial planning, investment, trust and corporate services firm Leno has supported Colours Junkanoo group for six straight years...

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Taskforce to tackle oil dumping
Taskforce to tackle oil dumping

November 17, 2020

A Police task force led by two senior officers has been assigned to deal with any further illegal oil dumping incidents on Grand Bahama following two recent incidents on the island.

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Oil dump at beach a 'tragedy'
Oil dump at beach a 'tragedy'

October 28, 2020

A LOCAL activist said the illegal oil dumping in the Barbary Beach area is a "tragedy" and has called for a severe penalty for those responsible...

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From Hazard to Haven: NPEP’s environmental transformation takes flight as a sanctuary for dozens of bird species

October 15, 2020

The environmental transformation at the New Providence Ecology Park (NPEP) has fostered a bird sanctuary at the site, with the now revitalized Park serving as a home and breeding ground to dozens of bird species...

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News On Hurricane Delta
News On Hurricane Delta

October 07, 2020

NEWS ITEM ON HURRICANE DELTA ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY FORECAST OFFICE SECTION, AT 5:00 PM. WEDNESDAY 07TH, OCTOBER 2020

…DELTA EXPECTED TO RE-STRENGTHEN TONIGHT AND THURSDAY WHILE MOVING OVER THE SOUTHERN AND CENTRAL GULF OF MEXICO …

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How can we drill for oil
How can we drill for oil

October 06, 2020

BAHAMAS National Trust is against Bahamas Petroleum Company's proposed exploratory oil drilling before year's end, insisting yesterday that several factors present serious concerns...

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'Govt on environment is say nothing, do nothing'
'Govt on environment is say nothing, do nothing'

September 29, 2020

AN activist has branded the government "regressive and secretive" in its handling of environmental issues.

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Blue Lagoon Island Invites Bahamians To Take FREE Weather Course
Blue Lagoon Island Invites Bahamians To Take FREE Weather Course

September 16, 2020

As the Bahamas is now in what is traditionally its peak hurricane season period, Blue Lagoon Island is inviting Bahamians of all ages to learn more about the weather that has such a tremendous impact on the island

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Carnival unaware of its ships damaging seabed
Carnival unaware of its ships damaging seabed

September 09, 2020

A MAJOR cruise line has said it is unaware of any issues with its ships related to allegations of seabed and marine life damage caused by vessels sheltering in Bahamian waters near the Berry Islands.

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'It's like a bulldozer on the seabed'
'It's like a bulldozer on the seabed'

September 08, 2020

LOCAL environmental watchdogs say they want the government's investigation into the alleged damage to coral and fishing grounds by cruise ships to be "quick" and "public"...

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Cruise ships toll on ocean floor
Cruise ships toll on ocean floor

September 07, 2020

GOVERNMENT dive teams have been dispatched to investigate damage to marine life and the seabed from ships sheltering in Bahamian waters near the Berry Islands...

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Global warming's huge threat to Bahamas

August 26, 2020

The Bahamas is at risk of losing 80 percent of its landmass in the next eight decades due to the current pace of global warming, according to Bahamian T Oneil Johnson Jr...

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Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio
Mauritius oil spill: Almost all fuel oil pumped out of MV Wakashio

August 12, 2020

Almost all the fuel oil from the Japanese-owned ship that has caused a huge oil spill off the coast of Mauritius has been pumped out, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth has said...

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Siberian Arctic 'up to 10 degrees warmer' in June
Siberian Arctic 'up to 10 degrees warmer' in June

July 07, 2020

Temperatures in the Siberian Arctic reached record averages in June, with some areas seeing rises of as much as 10C (18F), according to EU data.

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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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