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Environment

  • Power to the people: how to profit from a solar farm

    Power to the people: how to   profit from a solar farm

    First, what is a solar farm? In its 2014 draft policy document, Mepa defined it as: “A sizeable commercial installation with a footprint larger than 1,000m2, not usually related to residential development, for the purpose of renewable energy...

  • Ramblers relish autumn trails

    Ramblers relish autumn trails

    Fight obesity, enjoy rambling In its efforts to encourage a healthy lifestyle and to combat the scourge of obesity, which once again has plummeted Malta to the lowest placing as the European Capital of Obesity, the Ramblers’ Association is...

  • Wedding halls in the countryside

    Wedding halls in the countryside

    The accompanying photo is an example of the encroachment and spillover of commercial activities in rural areas in Malta. Planning application PA 04019/07 sought ‘full development’ permission for the change of use of a 50 to 60-person conference...

  • Senglea primary harvests water

    Senglea primary harvests water

    St Margaret College’s Senglea Primary recently installed water tanks as part of a water harvesting project at the school. The project was financed by the HSBC Water Programme – Catch the Drop, a three-year initiative part-funded by the HSBC...

  • 4,000th reward to GreenPak recycler

    4,000th reward to GreenPak recycler

    Every week, GreenPak representatives visit households that are taking part in the cooperative’s recycling system, and present residents with reusable cloth bags filled with free gifts. These range from food, beauty products, toiletries,...

  • Medicine men plant olive trees in Gozo

    Medicine men plant olive trees in Gozo

    Employees of local pharmaceutical firm Alvogen took time off from marketing medicines to plant olive trees in Gozo last month. The trees were planted at Qala's Ġnien il-Familja as part of the company's 7th anniversary celebrations.  “They say that...

  • Solar research for Malta’s renewable energy targets

    Solar research for Malta’s renewable energy targets

    How to meet Malta’s renewable energy targets by 2020 was at the heart of the annual conference held by the Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) this month. This year’s keynote speech by Prof. Martin Green from University of New South Wales...

  • Support for research on climate change coping strategies

    The International Ocean Institute (IOI) has awarded Dr Stefano Moncada the 2016-17 Elisabeth Mann Borgese Bursary to carry out research entitled ‘Climate Coping Strategies, Economic Wellbeing and Sustainability in Vulnerable Coastal...

  • Climate change can push millions into hunger – UN

    Climate change can push  millions into hunger – UN

    Farmers urgently need help to adapt their methods of growing food if the world is to curb greenhouse gas emissions and prevent climate change pushing millions into hunger and poverty, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said...

  • Cart rut tour to be held next Saturday

    A two-hour tour of Malta's most well-known cart rut sites is to be held on Saturday October 22.  The 'Clapham Junction Cart Rut Experience' tour is part of Din l-Art Ħelwa's series of tours of heritage sites and properties. It has been coordinated...

  • Malta has deepest red coral

    Malta has deepest red coral

    Malta has set a new world record for hosting the deepest growing precious red coral in the world. Numerous colonies of the red coral (Corallium rubrum) was found to be growing at depths of 1,016 metres in the sea around Malta – over 200m deeper...

  • Presentations at European Marine Biology Symposium

    Presentations at European Marine Biology Symposium

    Prof. Alan Deidun from the Department of Geosciences of the University’s Faculty of Science recently took part in the week-long 51st European Marine Biology Symposium in Rhodes. He delivered a presentation on the expansion of the range of a number...

  • PV research published in two prestigious journals

    PV research published in two prestigious journals

    A lecturer at the Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) has had scientific articles published in two leading prestigious scientific photovolatiacs and energy journals, Progress in Photovoltaics and Solar Energy Materials and Solar...

  • Shakespeare’s shrub

    Shakespeare’s shrub

    “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” wrote William Shakespeare in Romeo and Juliet in 1600. The world this year marked the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death. Roses are the most-often mentioned flower in the texts of Shakespeare,...

  • A thistle in the daisy family

    A thistle in the daisy family

    The stemless atractylis is a common plant found in garigue and rocky steppe habitats. It is a Mediterranean species most common in countries along the southern coasts of the Mediterranean as well as in Greece and Sardinia. This plant has several...

  • More bugs, beetles and wasps

    More bugs, beetles and wasps

    Another bulletin of the Entomological Society of Malta has just been published, expanding our knowledge further on the Maltese insect world. This year’s bulletin provides information on 235 insects found in the Maltese islands and nearly a third...

  • UN sets limits on airline emissions amid dissent

    UN sets limits on airline  emissions amid dissent

    A UN agency approved a landmark accord on Thursday to curb aviation pollution amid criticism that the deal, which will cost the industry billions of dollars, fails to trim emissions enough on international flights. The International Civil Aviation...

  • The autumn grape hyacinth

    The autumn grape hyacinth

    The autumn grape hyacinth is a small plant that flowers in autumn in response to the arrival of the Mediterranean rainy season. A solitary flower is not easily seen but the plants tend to grow close together and form small carpets of delicate blue...

  • Bees ‘highly intelligent’

    Bees ‘highly intelligent’

    Scientists in Britain have managed to teach bumblebees to pull strings to get to food and then pass on what they have learned to others in their colony – showing a high level of intelligence despite their tiny brains. Researchers at Queen Mary...

  • Ramblers explore trails and coasts

    Ramblers explore trails and coasts

    The Ramblers Association has launched its autumn walks programme just at the right time when Malta’s countryside takes a new look after the first rains and the cool sea breezes are more welcoming. As this is the start of the rambling season all...

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