tree_recycleThe Ministry of Public Works Waste Management section will collect Christmas Trees in the east-end on Wednesday, 12th January and in the west end on Wednesday, 19th January. Trees should be left at the normal residential waste set out locations.

lightbulbCONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) -- Home decor and furniture company IKEA is no longer stocking or selling incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores, instead offering longer-lasting and energy-efficient bulbs.

The retailer began phasing out the sale of the light bulbs in August. IKEA's action comes ahead of federal legislation that would mandate more efficient light bulbs starting in 2012.

rural-africa-solarKIPTUSURI, Kenya — For Sara Ruto, the desperate yearning for electricity began last year with the purchase of her first cellphone, a lifeline for receiving small money transfers, contacting relatives in the city or checking chicken prices at the nearest market.

Charging the phone was no simple matter in this farming village far from Kenya’s electric grid.

Wadsons_Farm_MarketBy email from Tom Wadson

Wadson's Home Farm Market hours are Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm and Satudays 9am-1pm.

We have a rich variety of fresh, local, organically grown vegetables and meats.

St_George_HotelFinancing has been agreed 'in principle' for the new waterfront hotel and marina in St George's — provisionally called The George Hotel.

Developers gave additional details of the ambitious project at a public meeting in the old town last night.

Bermuda_patchPlastic and other garbage from the North American mainland being drawn into a recently identified vortex near the island isn’t accumulating in the amounts scientists had feared — leading researchers to label the North Atlantic gyre a real Bermuda Triangle where trash seemingly disappears.

Tom_WatsonThe turkey orders are coming thick and fast for Tom Wadson — it's that time of year again.

His farm, Luke's Farm, in Southampton is a hive of activity boasting fields full of fresh fruit and vegetables.

Kevon_MakellBermuda’s alternative energy industry has really taken off over the past year with a big rise in the number of companies entering the market.

But the one constant has been PureNERGY Renewables, the sister company of Belco, which was formed two years ago and is headed by general manager Kevon Makell.

Mill_CreekA proposed new project at Mill Creek could help reduce flooding in the area - while also helping the local eel population. The Development Applications Board was scheduled to debate the construction of a culvert on Mill Creek Road to regulate the tidal range in the creek. Its decision is not yet know.

smoke_pollutionNew research suggests rising levels of greenhouse gasses could affect Bermuda’s marine ecosystem as the oceans become more acidic.

Research by UC Merced marine biologist Michael Beman, co-authored by a team including researchers at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), suggested that increased carbon dioxide in the air could impact all forms of sea life.

solar_panel_bermudaA recently introduced energy buy-back programme and a handful of Government incentives have seen a boost in the adoption of renewable energy on the Island. Companies that install solar energy systems have told The Royal Gazette the number of installations ordered have doubled.

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