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Plant a tree in the gravel

submitted by Archbishop's Seminary : Jean Luke Camilleri  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, sent to a local newspaper but no reply as of now
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This scene is not a one-off extracted from the delving depths of our country’s worst, but rather a common view in the south of Malta. Perfectly healthy trees are strewn apart and dumped into this compostal site which houses more than just dead trees. It also provides a stable habitat for small creatures such as mice and roaches. The environment is being deteriorated in some ways; namely the fact that the lack of these trees from the soil can reduce soil tackiness; resulting in unnecessary water runoff (note picture was taken on sloping ground). This house is perfectly habitable; therefore that is also an aspect one might question rationally; as to why there is an empty house in such a state. Isn’t that loss of ground which could be used beneficially for more humane purposes, such as planting ground or manipulated into a home which people would actually live in?



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There’s a fly in my eye

submitted by St. Aloysius College : Martina Mifsud  for 15-18
dissemination(s): other, Sent it to a local newspaper but no reply was received
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It is a sad sight which is becoming increasingly common; as dead domestic animals, particularly cats are a frequent occurrence. It is a route up a blind alley should we humans (particularly the locals) continue to exude this behavior, as apart from embellishing Malta with a highly negative reputation, it is very obviously having a deterioration and detrimental effect on the cat population .Though found in large numbers, the cat population here in Malta is a bit of inevitable nuisance from the perspective of space; however beneficially biodiverse through environmental perception since they aid in continuing the biological cycles; which every member of the interdependent manual workers here in Malta are in need of. Should we give a bit of thought to the issue, we realize that it would be more feasible to give up a cat for homing rather than killing it, or rather than running over it voluntarily.



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Preserving our endemics

submitted by St Michael School St Venera : Karl Buhagiar  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school magazine
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Look at this beautiful creature! It is the Maltese Fresh Water Crab, found only on the Maltese Islands. I captured this rare sight on an excursion to Bahrija valley where the fresh water course flows. It was a quiet afternoon and had to wait considerable time to spot this crab. But I was lucky. It is hardly visible when many people are around. It hates disturbance. Besides, it is so well camouflaged that you hardly see it in the water. The number of these fresh water crabs is very low so you have to quite patient to see it. It needs a continuous supply of fresh water throughout the year. This has become rather difficult on our islands because many people are extracting water from the aquifers. The pesticides used by farmers are also polluting the water. So, let us do our best to preserve these wonderful crabs.



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Sting

submitted by St Thomas More GSS Santa Lucia : El Kayati Fatima, Farrugia Antonella, Saliba Nicole  for 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, FB teachers' group, other, school monitors
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Kultant importanti li tniggez lil xi nies li mhux qed jiehdu hsieb l-ambjent. Bzonn li l-ambjent naghtu aktar kasu u nhallu pjanti jikbru u mhux nghattu kollox bil-konkrit. Mhux la kemm nizirghu qasrija izda importanti li nsaqquhom u niehdu hsiebhom mill-ahjar li nistghu.



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Distraction

submitted by Santa Margerita GSS Cospicua : Nirvana Grech  for 15-18
dissemination(s): EkoSkola Notice board, other, Parents Day, Teachers' Face book
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Ghalfejn ikissru kull fejn jaraw naqra hdura? Possibbli kien hemm ghalfejn jeqirdu din il-bicca hamrija ukoll? Hasra li dejjem jeqirdu s-sigar u l-hamrija…. Dnub li minflok din il-hamrija issa gejjin aktar postijiet ghall-parking, u inqas sigar. Mhux ahjar nevitaw din il-qerda u naghmlu aktar sigar?



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