The Environment Protection Agency has ordered two vessels that ran aground on a reef to pay MVR100 million (US$6.5 million) as compensation for damages.
Malé's landscape is changing rapidly amid construction projects and infrastructure upgrades.
Around 255,826 metric tonnes of solid waste was generated in Malé in 2014, a 155 percent increase over the preceding decade.
Single use plastics or disposable plastics are items like plastic bags, straws, coffee stirrers, plastic bottles and food packaging that are used once and thrown away.
Chinese state media denied Indian reports that there was an ulterior motive for positioning the observatory in the Maldives.
Thilafushi island, which is seven kilometres from Malé, stores the refuse produced in the capital and uses it as landfill, or the rubbish is burnt.
The two vessels were travelling from Somalia to Thailand, local media reported the Maldives National Defence Force as saying.
A fisheries ministry report published last October said hundreds of foreign fishing vessels were operating illegally in Maldivian seas every year.
Morning rainfall caused heavy flooding in Malé on Wednesday, Mihaaru reported.
Save Maldives raised concerns about the projects in Maafaru and Funadhoo, saying the Environmental Protection Agency had yet to make its findings public.
According to the police, flooding was reported on the islands of Maalhos in Baa atoll, Isdhoo in Laamu atoll, Villigili in Gaaf Alif atoll, and Gadhdhoo...
The Maldives government is accused of hypocrisy: planning for the destruction of the environment while at the same time championing to save it.
Heavy rainfall caused flooding on 36 islands, strong winds tore off roofs and felled trees on 18 islands, and high swells were reported from four islands,...
The NGO EcoCare Maldives initiated the civil suit against the Ministry of Environment and Energy and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Developing an airport on Kulhudhuffushi, the main population hub in the northern atolls, was a campaign pledge the president made in 2013. But a contractor has...
Parliament on Monday approved the ratification of the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement to reduce the global production and use of hydrofluorocarbons...
A timeline of events since the presidential pledge to build an airport on the northern population hub.