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Urban landscape in Malta

Malta’s urban decay: discovering Mrieħel

Out of sight, out of mind, out of shape but Malta’s industrial urban decay has its own stories to tell. Stephanie Calleja takes a walk in Mrieħel.

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Birds love spring in Malta

Spring is in the air. Or perhaps not, if you’re an endangered bird on a migratory route over Malta. Spring hunting and spring migration discussed.

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Recycle Malta: a voluntary initiative that’s cutting our waste

Recycle Malta is a voluntary recycling initiative which sees one man’s waste another man’s needed item. Vote in its 1st Crafts/DIY competition for the most ingenious upcycled item! Prizes to win.

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And they put up a parking lot. But no trees, just twigs in tubs.

Saving Malta’s trees. A scorched-earth policy laid bare.

Trees? No, let’s hear it for a scorched earth policy. Peak summer is the time to see the effects of our treeless urban landscape. Who cares?

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Water, water everywhere but Malta

Countries bordering the Sahara have more water per capita than we do! Malta’s water shortage is its silent crisis. Learn more about our options and strategies.

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Malta’s divers & marine users volunteer to protect Cirkewwa

For 25 years, Malta’s amateur and professional diving community, which numbers 60,000 dive tourists a year, has been pressing for Cirkewwa, a gem of biodiversity, to be declared a protected marine sanctuary. Perhaps now they’re one step nearer?

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Home thoughts, or truths, from abroad

If you live in Malta, you’ll know it can take a trip away to love it all the more, and also criticise it all the more. Antonio Anastasi cares enough about Malta to write this open letter from abroad.

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Living Stones: a brief guide to Malta’s geology

Malta’s rock of ages is actually very ‘young'; a mere 35 million years old. Dinosaurs were extinct 30 million years before our islands were formed! For more incredible geology facts on Malta, read on…

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Act now to protect Malta’s marine life

Cirkewwa is a dive site gem of marine diversity. But not if illegal net and spear fishing continues. Join this call to action to have Cirkewwa declared a marine sanctuary.

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How Green is thy Roundabout?

We love the gradually greening of Malta’s roundabouts and road verges, but not at the price of a traffic accident.

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Our Green and Pleasant Land

The grass is always greener, it seems,when we travel. Antonio Anastasi feels that the saying may well be justified when it comes to our vision for the environment in Malta.

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A Walk on the Wild Side

Malta treeless? Think again. Because there are some worthwhile pockets of woodland that might just surprise you. Mizieb in the North is one worth exploring.

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Lighten up in Malta

One of Malta’s greatest attractions is the consistency and quality of light, throughout the year.

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Malta’s cultural heritage priorities

As more of Malta’s cultural heritage crumbles, Astrid Vella of Malta’s newest environmental NGO, Flimkien għal Ambjent Aħjar, asks some questions of those in charge.

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