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Don’t wake up the Crocodile!

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Gregory Maggi  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Ever heard of Fungus Rock (B),also known as Il-Ġebla tal-Ġeneral, off Dwejra Point in Gozo? It is renowned for a fungus, Fungus Gaulitanus, which grows on the rock. It has medicinal qualities that were also valued by the Knights of St. John. The Knights guarded the island and anyone trying to steal the fungus was given the death penalty. Looking at the photo it is seen that the island has a cliff edge that is quite high. For this reason, the Knights devised a man-carrying hoist system between the island and the land. It was therefore possible to collect the fungus. This area is well known with divers.So, as you splash into the clear water, to Coral Cave nearby, don’t wake up the crocodile (A)!



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Green, white and white all over.

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Matthew Lia  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Malta is one of the most densely populated islands in the world. An example is the above picture in Siggiewi where fields were transformed into stretches of white buildings. We all need a home to live in but Malta is so densely populated that we nearly flushed away all the greenery on our little island. Homes, work places and so on are being built every second for our use but if we continue destroying all the trees that give us oxygen there will be no world for us to enjoy. How boring it would be if there is no greenery to enjoy during our time-off!



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Sea Pollution

submitted by The Archbishop's Seminary : Tyron Cardona  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

We maltese are well known for our countryside and our beaches example the “Gnejna Bay” and the “Golden Sands Bay”. But are we really loosing our touristic fame because we are polluting the sea and the bays? We are always pointing at someone else because they polluted the sea but no one is taking action to try and stop this vandalism that is causing loss of tourists. We need to start and take action NOW or else we are going to suffer the consequences that can even cause on closing bays or not permitting barbecues on the beach – as has happened in some cases. We must help the associations that are trying to help in cleaning our sea and bays voluntarily so that maltese people and tourists can have a pleasant stay at our bays.



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How green is your takeaway container?

submitted by ST. Margaret College Girls' Secondary School Zejtun : Chanice Mercieca, Rhianydd Demanuele, Shaznay Graham  for 11-14
dissemination(s): other, Presentation of photograph during school assembly, school magazine, school media, website
filed under Photos

MMM… the first word that comes to mind with this sight. But consciously zooming into this photograph one would perceive that there is much more than tasty and intriguing food. Fast food, as the name implies is food prepared and served very quickly. It might taste good but actually it ruins your life. Unfortunately, this food is served to costumers in a package form of takeaway which most of them are pretty environmentally unfriendly. This is causing a high amount of rubbish and littering. Sadly, there is an increasing problem that many people think that the world is their garbage can as well as their ashtray. They are not troubled to use public bins to get rid of their waste. Such litter eventually becomes permanent part of our environment. So let’s feel good about ourselves and start considering this growing issue of takeaway containers.



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A room with a view

submitted by St. Clare\\\'s College Girls\' Secondary Ex-Sandhurst Pembroke : Akemi Magri, Christine Gauci  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school magazine, website
filed under Photos

Up to a few decades ago Sliema Front was lined with beautiful two storey town houses. People living in adjacent side streets could view the promenade from their doorsteps. This is what one sees now if he/she wants to get a mere glimpse of the sky. Tower cranes dominate Sliema's skyline; multi storey buildings have now replaced the lovely houses characteristic of this area. Dust and debris cover the streets, not to mention the noise pollution created by jiggers and cranes. Heavy vehicles have wreaked havoc on the roads' infrastructure. Sliema has been turned into a continual building site. Do we have to endure this for more decades to come?



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