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Future Generations?

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As we can see from the picture above, a tank which was probably used for the transportation of corrosive substances or chemicals has been thrown carelessly across the valley to this pond. The corroded part of the tank is also a suggestion that the tank has been in the pond for a long period of time without the authorities taking notice, moreover taking action. Many people can run into conclusions that this can only cause environmental disturbance, however, this is also eye pollution. Valleys and the countryside are very famous tourist attractions, thus pollution can lead to bad impressions on behalf of the tourists, a bad impact on the Tourism Malta. We talk about sustainability. Does everyone understand it? Or it is only a term for environmentalists? We need improvement, changes and modernisation made in a country but what are we doing to our environment? We have to take care of our environment, for the future generations, for a proper understanding of sustainable development.



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Green Cars

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We all heard about it sometime what is it that makes it use less fuel than other cars? A hybrid vehicle generally, is a vehicle that uses two or more distinct power sources to drive. There are certain common power sources they are: on-board rechargeable energy storage system (RESS) and a fuelled power source, air or human powered bicycle with electric motor or gas engine.

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Let the wind do the work

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Recently, a lot of awareness has been created about renewable energy. This eco-friendly source of energy is being used much more now than in the past, and is thought to be an ideal replacement for fossil fuels, since these are running out. There is quite a long list of advantages of renewable energy over the burning of the fossil fuels. Renewable energy doesn't pollute the environment and the elements that give us energy aren’t finite. Despite of all the advantages of renewable energy, there are a number of disadvantages. These are rarely mentioned and there isn’t much awareness from the negative aspect. Wind turbines, for example are an eyesore, and even if they are put out on sea, they disturb the natural habitat on the seabed. Wind turbines are also the cause of a great number of deaths of small birds, as well as of the occasional falcon or other birds of prey. All in all renewable energy is a great replacement for fossil fuels, even though it has some disadvantages



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Houses, Hotels, Restaurants, Churches….green?

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Houses, Hotels, Restaurants, Churches… Green? This photo has been captured from a bird’s view of the central part of the Maltese Islands. One can clearly note that only little space is left for vegetation, agriculture, wild animal habitats and natural green spaces. The development of countries and civilisation with all its beneficial advantages also brings destruction to green areas. One should also mention that the constant development and construction of new houses, industrial estates and other buildings bring with them more pollution due to increase in transport and also, noise due to the traffic which is another source of pollution. The building craze has taken the Maltese Islands by storm. A tempest that is sweeping away our greenery and replacing it with the debris left over in the aftermath.



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Cory Shearwaters

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The Cory Shearwaters, Calonectris diomedea, or Ċiefa as known in Maltese, are seen out of their nests, which are located in the cliffs behind. Some of the Cory Sherwaters can be seen bathing in the water and enjoying the pleasant currents of the sea. Malta holds ten percent of the population of this type of bird. This photo was taken on a boat trip organised by Bird Life Malta which seeks to promote the well being of birds on the Maltese Islands. The boat visited the cliffs of Ta’Ċenċ and also its neighbouring cliffs. At the scene you are surrounded by birds and you can see dots, which are birds, as far as the eye can see.



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