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Water in the Maltese Islands: Every drop counts

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Jessica Schembri, Samira Axiak  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media, website
filed under Articles

Water scarcity has always been an issue in the Maltese Islands. This article shows how the EkoSkola committee at Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta invested in a project to partially help in solving this problem.

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What about Nature?!

submitted by St Ignatius College, Girls Secondary School, Handaq : Desiree Polidano  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other,school noticeboard
filed under Articles

This article investigates the impact of tourism on the environment and the legislation in Malta.

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Better Fly!

submitted by Maria Regina College Secondary School Mosta : Winona Attard McCarthy  for 15-18
dissemination(s): website,school media,other,Community noticeboard
filed under Photos

Excessive use of pesticides is leading to loss of biodiversity that also negatively effects important pollinators like butterflies and bees.

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Idling in the Sun

submitted by St. Augustine College : Ian Massa, Jean Luca Mercieca  for 11-14
dissemination(s): newspaper,school magazine
filed under Articles

Many buildings in Malta still don’t have any solar panels. Rooftops lie idle in the sun, a worrying situation considering that Malta has the ideal climate for using solar panels as well as the many subsidies granted by the government. The main limitation is still cost.

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Drying up our future?

submitted by San Anton School : Emma Degabriele  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine,website,school media
filed under Articles

The scarcity of water on our island has been a long term problem. The amount of groundwater which is used both for domestic and agricultural use is not adequate for our ever-growing population and has to be supplemented by water from Reverse Osmosis Plants. One of the main problems facing groundwater resources is over-extraction from boreholes. The problem does not lie with registered boreholes that have the extraction of water controlled by meters – but with numerous illegally dug ones that extract water as if there is no tomorrow. This unsustainable action will lead to salination of water that is a death warrant for the soil and the crops that grow there. We have to act TODAY, tomorrow might be too late.

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