Alternattiva Demokratika demands ‘new normal’ to improve air quality
“Air is cleaner, but it’s no thanks to government” 
Metered groundwater abstraction increases by 52% in just one year
While abstraction from 244 commercial boreholes has increased by 58%, abstraction from 2,875 agricultural boreholes has increased by 46%
NGOs condemn PA’s ‘COVID-19 crisis’ extension of development permits for construction industry

10 environmental NGOs condemned the decision to extend development permits valid until 2022 for another three years

10 environmental NGOs condemned the decision to extend...

Pandemic restriction on movement leading to reduced pollution levels

More people at home, less cars on the road. And the air pollution levels...

More people at home, less cars on the road. And the air...

Public domain: disused Coast Road tract excluded despite environmentalists’ request

The decision to restrict public domain status at Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq has disappointed environmentalists who had proposed the entire stretch of...

The decision to restrict public domain status...

February drought piles more pressure on Maltese farmers

Lack of precipitation will lead to a decrease in the quantity and quality for...

Lack of precipitation will lead to a decrease in the...

Explainer | Ticking waste bomb: Why does Malta need an incinerator, and why are farmers angry?

The unforeseen expansion of the Magħtab landfill is a stop-gap measure in a race against time for Malta’s ticking waste-bomb. But farmers are expected...

The unforeseen expansion of the Magħtab landfill is a...

NGOs condemn Maghtab extension, say sacrifice of arable land is 'obscene'

Fifteen NGOs say that flagship projects should be planned in a way to minimise, not encourage, the take-up of agricultural land and similar resources

Fifteen NGOs say that flagship projects should be planned...

'Hands off referenda,' NGOs tell hunting lobby who petitioned President to abolish abrogative ballot

The hunting lobby wrote to the President of Malta demanding amendments to the Referenda Act to stop citizens from invoking referenda for the sake of protecting...

The hunting lobby wrote to the President of Malta demanding...

Mega fish-farm zone relocation off Gozo ‘suspended’ by Anton Refalo

Gozitan minister for agriculture suspends plan to move mega tuna farm nearer to Gozitan waters  

Gozitan minister for agriculture suspends plan to move mega...

Minister launches review of Strategic Plan for Environment and Development

Environment and planning minister Aaron Farrugia says Planning Authority will start review of SPED

Environment and planning minister Aaron Farrugia says...

Church commission slams Gozo tunnel, NGOs file protest for full transparency

Environmental NGOs, Moviment Graffitti, file judicial protest demanding full transparency on Malta-Gozo tunnel

Environmental NGOs, Moviment Graffitti, file judicial...

Moviment Graffitti flags stalled fuel stations policy, 737 days after it was originally announced

On the 25th January 2018, then Environment Minister José Herrera had asked for the fuel stations policy to be revised, but to date the new policy has...

On the 25th January 2018, then Environment Minister...

ERA defends air quality targets: 'air quality has improved'

 Environment and Resources Authority argues that air quality had...

 Environment and Resources Authority argues that...

Air pollution plan ‘is a joke’, Green Party says of weak emission targets

‘No attempt to actually reduce pollution’, Alternattiva Demokratika says of national air pollution control programme

‘No attempt to actually reduce pollution’,...

10 major planning tests for the Planning Authority under Robert Abela

Will the advent of a new Labour government see the balance tilt from...

Will the advent of a new Labour government see the balance...

Disastrous wildfires in Australia create smoke cloud larger than continental USA

Climate crisis • Wildfires are result of unusually hot and dry summer, and it does not seem to be ending soon

Climate crisis • Wildfires are result of unusually...

Looking back at 2019 | Waking up to the climate crisis

Has Malta moved on from its greenwash rhetoric to conrete measures to tackle...

Has Malta moved on from its greenwash rhetoric to conrete...

Construction waste: land reclamation is option in draft national strategy

Other options include polluter-pays principle, mandatory recycling targets, and extending spoil ground off Grand Harbour for dumping at sea

Other options include polluter-pays principle, mandatory...

Western coast saves Malta from worse storm damage, scientist says

Academic says extreme wind and wave conditions are known to have a return...

Academic says extreme wind and wave conditions are known to...