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Aidan Releases Music Video For Strawberry

Aidan Releases Music Video For Strawberry
Sep 1 2023 Share

Local singer and songwriter Aidan has released his official music video for his track ‘Strawberry’, and its a raw and sensual visual take for the track. 

With red hues, a steamy room and lots of strawberries, the music video for one of Aidan’s most recognisable tracks is now available for viewing on YouTube!

Have you watched it yet?

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Prosecco Might Disappear Due To Climate Change

Prosecco Might Disappear Due To Climate Change
Sep 1 2023 Share

It’s bad news for Prosecco lovers. 

Rising concerns about climate change highlight the potential extinction of beloved European wines like Prosecco due to dwindling grape yields caused by extreme weather and soil degradation.

Prosecco, cherished for its unique flavour stemming from high-altitude origins in Italy’s mountain vineyards, faces threats from sudden soil erosion triggered by intense rainfall events and slope failures. 

Drought further complicates matters by hindering crop irrigation. A recent analysis in the iScience journal warns that the delicate harvest is under threat, endangering not just agricultural products but also communities’ historical legacies and cultural roots.

Other premium wines such as Burgundy, Grand Cru, and Cabernet Sauvignon could also face similar vulnerabilities. 

The erratic weather patterns, resulting from climate change, are projected to decrease Italian wine grape harvests by up to a fifth, impacting both supply and demand. Although the demand for Prosecco has surged by over 33% in five years, challenges abound due to the demanding process of cultivating grapes on steep slopes and a dwindling workforce in mountainous regions. 

The effects of climate change could further exacerbate labor shortages as the new generation of vintners may hesitate to engage in extreme conditions without significant economic incentives.

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Flamingo Shot Down In Xwejni In Front Of Tourists, Birdlife State

Flamingo Shot Down In Xwejni In Front Of Tourists, Birdlife State
Sep 1 2023 Share

In the early afternoon of Thursday 31st August, a young Greater Flamingo alighted on the rocks in Xwejni Gozo, probably to rest from the bad weather out at sea. 

While people were enjoying this beautiful sight, a person was seen shooting it down and carrying the Flamingo into a vehicle before leaving the site. The driver is understood to have aided the hunter to escape from the area.

 Information that was reported to BirdLife Malta was handed over to the Gozo Police who are investigating this incident. It is understood that the police are undergoing searches on identified persons.

BirdLife Malta CEO Mark Sultana stated: “Gozo has become a mecca of illegalities as bad as Miżieb and l-Aħrax and our hope is that the enforcement authorities takes the situation seriously. 

We are also hoping that the public gives a hand in reporting similar incidents by sending all the information in a timely manner to us and the police. Such incidents in Gozo give us a clear indication that we need to start being more present on this island”.

BirdLife Malta Head of Conservation Nicholas Barbara added: “The bird migration season has started and as has happened every year, a number of protected birds – even during closed season – end up being targeted by hunters who disregard the law.”

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Studies For San Anton Garden Conservation Completed

Studies For San Anton Garden Conservation Completed
Sep 1 2023 Share

After the studies for the conservation for San Anton Garden were completed, Project Green submitted the application to being the necessary works for the regeneration of the garden to the Planning Authority.

Due to the nature of the site and its historical value, San Anton Garden is set to receive the highest level of protection. 

The first phase of the project incorporated the study of the site, having been measured metre by metre, with the methodology to be used to approach the walls, passageways and the fountain and monument architecture being identified. 

Together with the garden’s conservation, a new conservatory will be replacing the greenhouse, with other works including the manufacturing of new cages. 

The studies were a requirement by the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage, and led to discussions with the Planning Authority to launch the project. 

The site requires a process of extensive tendering, so that when the permits are approved, Project Green can issue the call for offers immediately. Ambjent Malta are working closely with Project Green to maintain the nature of the garden. 

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