The Lies about Plastic

It is important to understand where plastic comes from and who is benefitting from the wholesale devastation of our planet. Over 99% of plastic is produced from chemicals that are derived almost entirely from fossil fuels i.e. Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) and crude oil. For this reason plastic manufacturing plants are …

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Forests #theforgottensolution

Forests are the forgotten solution to Climate Change. Large forests are capable of sucking up huge amounts of carbon. Forests like those still found in the Amazon, the largest forested region on the planet, act like a sink to remove emissions from the atmosphere. Global Forest Watch monitors …

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Declaration Of Animal Rights

The Declaration of Animal Rights – a project of international animal rights and planet conservation group Our Planet. Theirs Too – was drafted in May 2011 and publicly read and signed on June 3rd of the same year, on the 1st National Animal Rights Day in the US, in the city of New York. The Declaration was …

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Empty Skies (2) – Power to the People

The recently published report called the ‘State of the World’s Birds 2018’ prepared by Birdlife International sends a stark warning to us all. 40% of the world’s 10,500 bird species are in decline and 12.5% are in danger of global extinction. Birds are found in all places on Earth and many of them travel across the …

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Toxins in Cosmetics

The Story of Cosmetics, released on 21st July 2010, examines the pervasive use of toxic chemicals in our everyday personal care products, from lipstick to baby shampoo. The seven-minute film reveals the implications for consumer and worker health and the environment, and outlines ways we can …

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Empty Skies (1) – Kill the Birds

Over 52% of the world’s 10,500 bird species are in decline or in real danger of global extinction. This is one of the alarming findings in the recently published landmark report called the ‘State of the World’s Birds 2018 – Taking the Pulse of the Planet’ prepared by Birdlife International. This report has been …

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Rebalancing the Economy for a Better Malta

Better Malta – Repetitive patterns help us to predict and better understand some outcomes but tell us nothing about purpose. It is purpose that gives our life meaning. Without meaning knowledge is incomplete and even the little we do know, which is that we need the healthy and regenerative planetary ecosystems …

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Massive Air Pollution from Shipping

Large ships currently use heavy fuel oil with 3.5% sulphur. This needs to go down to at least 0.5% (one seventh). The problem apparently is that reducing the toxic emissions would double the cost for ship operators. It seems that in shipping and political circles human life has a …

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Cruise Liners are Heavy Air Polluters

Passengers on cruise ships could be exposing themselves to dangerous levels of pollution, according to an investigation by UK’s Channel 4’s Dispatches team that found some public areas on the ships’ decks were more polluted than the world’s worst-affected cities. The undercover …

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Malta Has Lost Its Way

In Malta our relationship with the natural world is, to use kind words, disconnected from reality. We choose to exploit our corner of the natural world rather than listen to what nature’s life support system is telling us. We encourage a …

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