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Plastic is a well known obsession which is made out of oil by a chemical process. This is light in weight and is used to make different objects. Since 1852, the discovery of plastic by Alexender Parkes, it has become an irrefutable part of human life. Plastic bags are […]

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The large amounts of waste created in the capital city of Male’ is carried off and taken to the Island of Thilafushi located west of Male’, which is an artificial land fill created on a shallow lagoon using […]

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The feature article published in the local newspaper Haveeru Daily titled “The largest dump yard drifts away” was shocking to read. The news crew of Haveeru daily visited Thilafushi, the landfill island and has brought to our attention a catastrophic matter which has been left unattended.

The lagoon where Thilafushi […]

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We homo-sapiens took only 200,000 years to invade a 4 billion year old planet by changing its natural balance using its own extracts. It took almost 4 billion years for earth to create all the natural wonders and sufficient balance of life for us […]

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Article by Jailam Ahmed, Grade 11 – GDh. Atoll Education Center.

Have you ever thought of reducing the wastes which we are throwing every day? If not, start thinking because we don’t have much time before we sink down underwater.

How the […]

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Biodiversity is the variation of life forms within a given ecosystem, biome, or for the entire Earth. Biodiversity is often used as a measure of the health of biological systems. The biodiversity found on Earth today consists of many millions of distinct biological species, which is the product of nearly 3.5 billion years of evolution.

Biologists most often define “biological diversity” […]

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Male’ is the capital city of the Maldives. It is the largest city in terms of population, infrastructure and development in the country. Located 4°10′30″N – 73°30′32″E, Male’ is at the southern edge of North Male’ Atoll (also known as Kaafu Atoll). Though geographically located in […]

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On 5th June this year we mark the World Environment day or WED 2011. This year WED supports the United Nations International Year of Forests with the theme, “Nature; at your service”. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2011 as the International year of forests to raise awareness on sustainable […]

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On April 7, 2011 By

Toxic chemicals, both naturally occurring and man-made, often get into the human body. We may inhale them, swallow them in contaminated food or water, or in some cases, absorb them through skin. A woman who is pregnant may pass them to her developing fetus through the placenta. The term “body burden “refers […]

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The Maldives contributes less than 0.01% of the global Green House Gas emissions; even so the country is one of those that will be affected the most due to the Global Climate Change.

Land loss and Beach erosion; Over 80% of the land area is less than 1 m above mean […]

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