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We are in Central-Eastern Europe and Central Asia, where the climate is characterized by hot and dry summers and cold rainy winters. The characteristic of these areas are the steppes, formed by extensive grasslands, few trees and a prevalently grassy vegetation. Among the fauna it is possible to find herbivorous animals, marmots, hamsters, foxes, wolves, weasels, amphibians and insects.

subjects dealt with in Steppe

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Steppe biome

The word “steppe” means an environment consisting of wide temperate prairies, generally with hot dry summers and cold rainy winters.…

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Man and steppe

Ancient and legendary dynasties have given origin to the peoples who now live in Russia, Mongolia, China, etc. Only a…

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Threatened steppe

The agricultural exploitation of these areas has caused a series of inter-linked consequences: the animal and vegetal species of the…

special reports

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    6 October 2015 / Ecosystems

    Coastal lagoons: Pialassa della Baiona

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    22 September 2015 / Ecosystems

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    In the blue If we were to go scuba diving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean we could meet…

    ecosistemi_400x225_0043_il bioma barriera corallina

    10 February 2014 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

    The delicate balance of the coral reef “When looking at a coral reef, we are fascinated by the enormous variety…

  • alieni_med

    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

    Intruders in the Mediterranean

    Mare Nostrum The Mediterranean Sea (Mare Nostrum, Latin for “Our Sea”) has always been considered of fundamental importance for the…

    vacanze_sost

    1 August 2012 / Ecosystems

    Holidays, yes! but they must be sustainable!

    Sustainable holidays Lately we have been speaking of sustainable behaviours to apply to our daily life, but what happens when…

    indovina

    8 July 2011 / Ecosystems

    Who's coming to dinner

    A shark in my hamburger Summer is finally here! As usual, we have waited for it all year long and…

  • aree_prote

    8 April 2011 / Ecosystems

    Protected areas

    Taking a look at the past Protecting nature, at least as a general concept, has rather old origins; in fact…

    biodive

    15 March 2008 / Ecosystems

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

    AmbSal

    1 November 2007 / Ecosystems

    The environment and health

    Two faces of the same coin The topic of the relationship between the environment and health is very transversal, i.e.…

  • pialassa

    6 October 2015 / Ecosystems

    Coastal lagoons: Pialassa della Baiona

    Walking along the banks of a lagoon is like being on an uncertain boundary line between two worlds: freshwater and…

    imm_evidenza

    22 September 2015 / Ecosystems

    An artificial paradise under the sea

    In the blue If we were to go scuba diving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean we could meet…

  • ecosistemi_400x225_0043_il bioma barriera corallina

    10 February 2014 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

    The delicate balance of the coral reef “When looking at a coral reef, we are fascinated by the enormous variety…

    alieni_med

    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

    Intruders in the Mediterranean

    Mare Nostrum The Mediterranean Sea (Mare Nostrum, Latin for “Our Sea”) has always been considered of fundamental importance for the…

  • vacanze_sost

    1 August 2012 / Ecosystems

    Holidays, yes! but they must be sustainable!

    Sustainable holidays Lately we have been speaking of sustainable behaviours to apply to our daily life, but what happens when…

    indovina

    8 July 2011 / Ecosystems

    Who's coming to dinner

    A shark in my hamburger Summer is finally here! As usual, we have waited for it all year long and…

  • aree_prote

    8 April 2011 / Ecosystems

    Protected areas

    Taking a look at the past Protecting nature, at least as a general concept, has rather old origins; in fact…

    biodive

    15 March 2008 / Ecosystems

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

  • AmbSal

    1 November 2007 / Ecosystems

    The environment and health

    Two faces of the same coin The topic of the relationship between the environment and health is very transversal, i.e.…

  • pialassa

    6 October 2015 / Ecosystems

    Coastal lagoons: Pialassa della Baiona

    Walking along the banks of a lagoon is like being on an uncertain boundary line between two worlds: freshwater and…

  • imm_evidenza

    22 September 2015 / Ecosystems

    An artificial paradise under the sea

    In the blue If we were to go scuba diving in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean we could meet…

  • ecosistemi_400x225_0043_il bioma barriera corallina

    10 February 2014 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

    The delicate balance of the coral reef “When looking at a coral reef, we are fascinated by the enormous variety…

  • alieni_med

    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

    Intruders in the Mediterranean

    Mare Nostrum The Mediterranean Sea (Mare Nostrum, Latin for “Our Sea”) has always been considered of fundamental importance for the…

  • vacanze_sost

    1 August 2012 / Ecosystems

    Holidays, yes! but they must be sustainable!

    Sustainable holidays Lately we have been speaking of sustainable behaviours to apply to our daily life, but what happens when…

  • indovina

    8 July 2011 / Ecosystems

    Who's coming to dinner

    A shark in my hamburger Summer is finally here! As usual, we have waited for it all year long and…

  • aree_prote

    8 April 2011 / Ecosystems

    Protected areas

    Taking a look at the past Protecting nature, at least as a general concept, has rather old origins; in fact…

  • biodive

    15 March 2008 / Ecosystems

    Biodiversity

    Defining biodiversity Much is said about biodiversity and of the need to protect it. But what is biodiversity? And why…

  • AmbSal

    1 November 2007 / Ecosystems

    The environment and health

    Two faces of the same coin The topic of the relationship between the environment and health is very transversal, i.e.…

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