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5 Digital Ways to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day

The theme for Earth Day 2020 is climate action. The enormous challenge — but also the vast opportunities — of action on climate change have distinguished the issue as the most pressing topic for the 50th anniversary. Climate change represents the biggest challenge to the future of humanity and the life-support systems that make our world habitable.   1. Earth Day LIVE: April 22 at 9:00am EST – April 24, 8:00pm From The US Climate Strike Coalition and Stop The…


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How to Support Your Community While Social Distancing

Simple ways to make a positive impact in our community. 1. Like and Share to Help Local Retailers You can still shop online to support local businesses but if money is tight right now, like or share your favourite retailer’s…


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Does Sunscreen Mean Trouble in Paradise? BIOS Researchers Shed Light on Impacts of Sunscreen on Bermuda’s Corals

New research is shedding light on the impact of oxybenzone, a chemical filter found in many sunscreens, on Bermuda’s coral reefs. With funding from the Bermuda Government Department of Nature and Environmental Resources and NASA, a team of researchers at…


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Cave Research Aided by a Robotic Helper: A donated remotely operated vehicle will further research on marine organisms

The rare and ancient microorganisms that live in Bermuda’s submerged caves intrigue BIOS marine ecologist Leocadio Blanco-Bercial, but venturing into these dark, remote spaces to document and retrieve samples is often logistically difficult, not to mention dangerous. When a colleague…


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Tiny and Tested in Bermuda: Inexpensive Deep-Sea Camera System Lands Cover of Oceanography Journal 

A Bermuda-tested camera that is so small and lightweight that it can rest on top of a credit card, yet robust enough to withstand pressure from tons of ocean water while capturing video and photos at depths up to 18,044…

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20 Creative Ways to Give

With the “season of giving” upon us, we look at the many different ways you can give that will benefit not just one person, but our beautiful island community as well.   Give to the Environment 1. Trees You don’t…