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
NGOs lose 14-year battle over 2006 building zones extension

Court rejects NGOs’ and landowners’ challenge against 2006...

Court rejects NGOs’ and...

[WATCH] Bengħajsa family park works to be completed by 2023

The regeneration of a large tract of land in Bengħajsa to be used as a family...

The regeneration of a large tract of land in Bengħajsa to...

[WATCH] Environment watchdog investigating Baħar iċ-Ċagħaq spillage

Footage shows a brown sludge running down the rocks and into the sea near the Splash and Fun Water Park

Footage shows a brown sludge running down the rocks and...

Malta could be on its way to its longest-lasting heatwave

With record-breaking June temperatures over 41 degrees Celcius, cooler...

With record-breaking June temperatures over 41 degrees...

ERA urges responsibility after fireworks display causes major Gozo forest fire

The environment watchdog says that the site sustained considerable damage as a result of the fire

The environment watchdog says that the site sustained...

Malta plans carbon-neutral future in 30-year plan that will reshape economy

Electric cars are lead change in plan to reduce greenhouse emissions by 19% by 2030

Electric cars are lead change in plan to reduce greenhouse...

Posidonia meadows stand in the way of Qala project

Ecologist Alan Deidun warns of huge ecological impact for proposed yacht marina...

Ecologist Alan Deidun warns of huge ecological impact for...

Updated | Brussels demands end to trapping as Ornis recommends new season

European Commission closes two infringement proceedings against Malta, one on spring hunting season and the other on the Marsa power station

European Commission closes two infringement proceedings...

Gozo quarry at Simar earmarked for marina cruise liner

International design firm publishes plans of Gozo marina and cruise-liner...

International design firm publishes plans of Gozo marina...

MEP Miriam Dalli urges ‘urgent action’ to protect maritime environment

Miriam Dalli speaks ahead of G7 summit and says that more attention to the maritime environment is needed

Miriam Dalli speaks ahead of G7 summit and says that more...

[ANALYSIS] When ODZ is not ODZ

Over 12,500 development applications outside building zones have been approved since 1995 – permits that include hotels, supermarkets and homes, but also...

Over 12,500 development applications outside building zones...

Ducks to be relocated to protect endangered species at il-Maghluq

Department of Works and Infrastructure of the Transport Ministry is...

Department of Works and Infrastructure of the Transport...

New alien marine species in the Med may pose threat to intrinsic species

The silver cheeked toadfish was caught in Maltese waters last summer, highlighting a growing problem caused by climate change

The silver cheeked toadfish was caught in Maltese waters...

Church tells DePaul of environmental concerns for Sadeen’s university

Church environment commission calls for caution over siting of university in countryside

Church environment commission calls for caution over siting...

Malta among best quality bathing water in EU

European Commission and the European Environment Agency’s annual bathing...

European Commission and the European Environment...

How green was my valley

I’m finding it very difficult to hold a conversation with those who are reading from the Muscat Handbook on ‘What to Say to Those who are Against...

I’m finding it very difficult to hold a conversation...

Nature Trust President says Public Domain Bill is a step in the right direction

Shadow Ministers Jason Azzopardi, Marthese Portelli and Nationalist MP Ryan Callus meet Nature Trust representatives over the recently presented Public Domain...

Shadow Ministers Jason Azzopardi, Marthese Portelli and...

Comparisons are odious, but sewage plants are necessary

Better a university on outside-development zones than a sewage treatment plant?...

Better a university on outside-development zones than a...