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Adara Celebrates 20 Years Helping People in Extreme Poverty

Established in Bermuda in 1998, The Adara Group is the brainchild of former Bermuda Commercial Bank Managing Director Audette Exel, whose business acumen and passion for social justice has raised millions of dollars and brought healthcare and education to people living very difficult lives in some of the most remote parts of the world. “Everyone has a passion for something, and mine was the extreme poor, particularly women and children living in the world’s remotest places,” said Audette Exel. Adara was born out of her belief that...

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A Comprehensive Look at an Uncharted Reef: BIOS Marine Ecologist Uses Award to Expand Ongoing Studies of a Beloved Island Reef

A team of technical divers and scientists, accompanied by an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) and molecular biology tools, will comprehensively map, photograph, and study part of Bermuda’s deepest reef system with funds from the Cawthorn In...

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10 Ways to Reduce Your Plastic Use

There's no doubt about, despite its benefits, plastic is an enemy and we as a collective body of human beings use far too much of it. If reducing plastic use is a resolution for you in 2019, you're not alone - a record number of people have reso...

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Positive News: 6 Bermudian Things To Feel Joy About This Year

It's only the second week of January and we have so much to look forward to in 2019. Here are 6 things we feel grateful for this year.    The Bermuda Festival With its roots in the appreciation of the arts, and their steadfast c...

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The Ocean’s Tiny Records of Climate Change: Scientists Looking to Planktonic Organisms for Evidence of Past Climate Conditions

We have known for decades that scientists can learn about local climate conditions by studying the growth rings in trees. Wide rings form in warmer years with more precipitation; thinner rings indicate a colder, dryer growing season; and scars p...

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Unraveling the Microbial Mysteries of Sargassum Seaweed – Doctoral student at BIOS investigates how algae survives in low-nutrient environments

Pictured above: Dani Cox, a doctoral student at the University of California Santa Barbara, looks at a sample of Sargassum, a brown, marine macroalgae. Cox is investigating how the seaweed is able to grow and reproduce so successfully in the nu...