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A leap too far… nearly!!

submitted by San Anton School : Amy Bartolo, Juanita Galea  for 11-14
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

It started off as an adventure, I wanted to explore so I leapt from my shallow well on one of the terraced fields leading to Ramla Valley. However the rain came down hard and strong and I ended up being carried from one water catchment to another. These areas were recently dug up to hold more water for irrigation. Some workers were too enthusiastic and they dug so close to the rubble walls that they collapsed, the prickly pear trees behind the walls that were also preventing soil erosion all ended up in the moving stream. I was fighting for my life, gulping and trying to reach safer grounds, but the moving water was too fast for me and then I saw the sea…..eeeeh!!! Salty water!! Then a pair of gentle hands lifted me up and carried me safely to a fresh water habitat higher up in the valley… Phew…



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Mattress Mountain

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Michelle Portelli  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola notice board during 2nd term and Parents' Days., other
filed under Photos

Its name says it all. This photo was taken in Qormi in a residential area in an abandoned field between houses. I feel sad when I see a scene like this. These days everyone knows the local coucil removes bulk litter and so I feel appalled and there is no excuse for disgracing this otherwise lovely field. I hope that with my photo I can bring awareness to others so that environmental sins like this one are corrected once and for all.



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Trash and Dash

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Michelle Portelli  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola notice board during 2nd term and Parents' Days., other
filed under Photos

People sometimes forget that our custodial workers work very hard to keep our towns free from trash. Our local councils have worked very hard to invest in "Bring in Sites". I am angry and sad at the same time when I see nice areas with trash for no reason. The photo was taken in Qormi in an abandoned field. I wish that people would start to think before dumping their trash.



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Is there light at the end of the channel?

submitted by Our Lady Immaculate School Hamrun : Yasmin Joy Attard  for 11-14
dissemination(s): Ekoskola notice board during 2nd term and Parents' Days., other
filed under Photos

The supply of water in Malta depends on that obtained by the Reverse Osmosis plants and the supply of groundwater. However, the level of groundwater is decreasing rapidly and over a period of time, we might have to find other alternatives. One such alternative is to build reservoirs all through Malta to hold the rain that falls. This winter was one of the wettest in the history of meteorology. The surface runoff flowing in this sort of channel is blocked by the debris of construction waste and rocks. If some of that runoff water would have been spared in reservoirs, people would turn to this supply of water (as it’s free), than open the tap and use water coming from desalinisation plants.



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Countryside or dumping site?

submitted by G. F. Abela Junior College : Manuela Busuttil  for 15-18
dissemination(s): school media
filed under Photos

Nowadays it is not easy to find time to go for a walk in the middle of Mother Nature because our lives are so fast and we prefer our TV sets instead of Mother Nature but what is the reason behind this choice? It may be that we feel safer in front of the TV sets or places far from nature because there are people that transformed parts of our country side into dumping sites. During a walk that I did few days ago in the limits of Mtarfa, I found from beer cans to car tires, from chairs to truck parts and those places where I found these items are certainly not where they should be. About all this the Mtarfa Local council was contacted and since this world is everyone world we should recycle what is recyclable and take care of our world together!



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