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Enemalta is set to start  the dismantling process of the Delimara 1 chimney, the last-remaining heavy fuel oil plant at Marsaxlokk, this summer

[WATCH] Election Chat • Environment on the backburner?

With marine biologist and researcher Alan Deidun, Election Chat discusses the level of attention given to the environment and land use by the political parties

Climate change targets derailed by more cars and air-conditioning units

A marked increase in emissions from the transport sector and air-conditioning units, has derailed Malta’s climate change targets according to a country report issued by the European Commission

UCA roof extension rejected

In UCAs, the setback from the façade must never be less than that of the committed adjacent properties on one or both sides

[ANALYSIS] Land use on the electoral backburner?

After having left new local plans for completion till after the next election, the present administration has unleashed a spectre which will return to haunt the green electorate in a couple of months time. How are the parties rising to the occasion?

ERA flags ‘telling example’ of PA’s piecemeal permitting

The Environment and Resources Authority described an application to extend a dwelling's footprint as a 'telling example' of its concerns for foreseeable pressures for expansion to accommodate ancillary demands once initial permission is granted

Outdoors platform permit for Serkin

Rabat’s most famous pastizzi parlour has been granted a permit for a platform, to be developed along 9 metres of pavement on the parking spaces in front of the establishment

New Water treatment facility to reduce dependency on ground water

The facility was inaugurated by the Prime Minister who said it would make Malta the first country not to dump raw sewage into the ocean

[WATCH] Sant'Antnin plant fire: drone footage reveals extent of damage

110 CPD workers and volunteers were on site each shift • The CPD used nine vehicles in operation • 500,000 ltrs of water were used to control the fires

Muscat insists ‘crazy’ ODZ boundaries must be redrawn

Muscat says ODZ boundaries must be redrawn, but green NGOs insist local plans must not be touched  for now

Updated | Prime Minister to ask Auditor General to reopen BWSC investigation

An internal 2007 memo shows Enemalta’s chief technical officer saying BWSC’s technology, although cheap, was suitable 'only for Africa'

Wooden canopy on Sliema roof refused

The Tribunal held that no structures should be permitted which could possibly detract from the traditional urban skyline

Mriehel masterplan at least two years away, Transport Malta officer tells Court

A senior officer at Transport Malta testified that a masterplan for Mriehel would take at least another two years to finalise, despite the fact that the area has been changed into a traffic-generating enterprise hub

Enemalta begins replacement of Gozo overhead lines with underground cables

Enemalta has started works to replace overhead lines supplying electricity to Gozo with underground cables

PA issues permit for four ODZ villas

The PA has approved four villas in Kalkara which had been recommended for resusal by both ERA and the Planning Directorate

Qormi zoning change paves way for DIY store instead of elderly home

The zoning of an archeologically rich area opposite the park-and-ride facility in Qormi has been changed from a site for an old people’s home, to one for retail development

Gozo store sets ‘undesirable precedent’, ERA warns

The Planning Authority has approved a 15 square metre agricultural store with a panoramic seaview in Żebbug, Gozo, against the advice of the Environment and Resources Authority

BirdLife Malta renew call for setting up of wildlife crime unit in pre-election document

NGO publishes 10 proposals to safeguard the environment, which include the stopping of construction projects in ODZ sites, setting up a wildlife crime unit in the police force, incentivising “green roofs,” introducing compulsory waste separation at home and reducing pesticide use.

Dismantling of 1984 Marsa boiler chimney underway

At 69 metres above ground, the chimney is the highest point of the 1953 Marsa Power Station