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Sunday, September 22, 2019

Plastic Pollution: Phthalates

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI Phthalates belong to a family of chemical compounds called plasticisers and are used to make plastic more flexible and less brittle; as...

A Sustainable Gibraltar

There’s no doubt that we’re rapidly approaching a time where it will soon be too late to do anything about the environmental crisis we’re...

Summertime and the Taxis Are Busy

Not a single day goes by without hundreds and hundreds of tourists and locals thronging our Main Street during these summer months. Visitors from...

A Zookeeper’s Diary: Swifts

One of the most distinctive sounds of spring in Gibraltar is the morning and evening ‘screaming’ calls of the Swifts, coupled with their impressive...

Street Artist or Busker, Have You Auditioned?

We’re well into summer now and the good weather provides for the outdoor life for all of us to enjoy. Cafe society hits its...

Air Pollution In Our Homes

By Marilis Azzopardi VOCs are one class of pollutants that are usually found in higher concentrations inside our homes than in outside air. In Gibraltar...

Plastic, Green and Over-Building!

We’ve been reminded, have we not, of the dangers of plastic and how it affects seabirds and marine life; even affecting the food we...

50 Years On

At 30 minutes to midnight on June 8th 50 years ago, as the heavy black iron gates marking the crossing of the Gibraltar-Spanish frontier...

Shipping Pollution: Darker Horizons

By Marilis Azzopardi It is estimated that in Europe alone, around 50,000 people die prematurely due to air pollution from shipping. 90% of the world...

Pollution: A Public Health Crisis

BY MARILIS AZZOPARDI In Gibraltar, there are no significant measures or strategies in place to tackle what has been called a “public health crisis”, and...