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A new species of palm tree?

submitted by St Augustine College : Benjamin Borg  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended, Finalist

Rising over the Maltese skyline is a new species of palm tree hovering above buildings and people. Is this is an endemic species or a pandemic of construction fever?

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The Fan without a Ceiling

submitted by St Augustine College : Benjamin Borg  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

Demolition of buildings creates waste, most of which should be separated and recycled. Possibly this ceiling fan could have also been reused instead of thrown away never to be used again.

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Treating farmland as an environmental resource

submitted by St Augustine College : Christopher Portelli, Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

Farmland should not be protected only for its monetary value but because it deserves to be protected, governments should legislate in favour of the environment. Water shortages, extreme weather events and high temperatures, could make living very difficult if not impossible. Currently, in Malta, we are experiencing one of the longest draughts which is wreaking havoc in fields, Mr Malcom Borg, head of lobby group Għaqda Bdiewa Attivi, said that the public needed to understand that fields provide food as many people think of fields only when they are threatened of being destroyed.

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The Borage plant

submitted by St Augustine College : Christopher Portelli, Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Commended

The Borage plant, Borago officinalis, is also known as Fidloqqom in Maltese is an indigenous plant that adapts to any condition and grows in garigues and roadsides especially in Buskett, Dingli and most valleys in Malta. It’s a favourite plant for bees and is a grassy annual plant with hairy stems and triangular, blue leaves. It is also grown in gardens as its leaves are edible, it’s a nutritious plant that is used in salads and it is often used as a medicinal herb mainly for gastrointestinal, respiratory and circulatory disorders.

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Advantages of Solar Energy

submitted by St Augustine College : Christopher Portelli, Gabriel Pullicino  for 11-14
campaign: yre-entry
dissemination(s): newspaper, school magazine, school media
filed under Photos reporting-photo
awarded: Participation

Solar energy is a renewable energy source and is only accessible if sunlight is present and will be available to us for at least 7 billion years, according to scientists. A great advantage of solar panels is that they reduce the electricity bill, solar energy can be used for many purposes, including generating heat and electricity. Solar panels usually don’t require much maintenance hence once bought, there aren’t further costs.

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