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By The Numbers

Two years ago, Mount St. Agnes teacher Tony Makowski set out to track just how many disposable plastic water bottles the students at MSA were using. As part of their waste-free initiative, the school installed four refill stations in the 2013-2014 school year and students brought refillable bottles to school for their personal use. From the refill fountains, MSA was able to count the amount of bottles it was saving. As of July 6, 2015, MSA has saved an astonishing…


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The Oleander Project: Packing Science into a Weekly Shipping Routine

Since the late 1970s, the Oleander has transported all manner of goods to Bermuda while also serving as a “volunteer observing ship” that collects oceanographic data while in transit. Observers from NOAA have launched instruments called bathythermographs off the ship…


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Connecting Bermuda’s Youth to Nature

The Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS) has invested in 2.41 acres of property on Trunk Island, which provides the potential for unique and exciting educational and conservation programmes. The property includes a cottage, dock, a rare palmetto forest, and a beach…


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Bait and See

Tim Noyes, a coral reef research specialist at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, knew he wanted to take action fighting the scourge of lionfish invading Bermuda’s coral reefs.  He was helping out with a short documentary to raise awareness…


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Lionfish tournament and community event gears up for fifth year

As an invading underwater species, the lionfish is king. Beautiful and otherworldly in appearance, lionfish spend their lives hunting at coral reefs. Video of lionfish at depth shows them swimming lazily as they gobble down most any unsuspecting small fish,…

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Traffic is messing up more than your morning commute

In balmy Bermuda, it is hard to imagine anything other than fresh air and sea breezes entering people’s lungs.  But over the last two decades, scientists working with the Department of Environmental Protection have discovered there are some places in…