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Water has a great self-generating capacity, that can neutralize the polluting interventions carried out by humans. However, if human activities continue this uncontrolled and unsustainable exploitation of this resource, this regenerating capacity shall fail and it will be jeopardized definitively.
Man is now aware of this and is increasingly aware of the mechanisms that regulate the water cycle, and allow rivers, lakes, seas and oceans to live, and know where and how to intervene.

subjects dealt with in Water pollution

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Water pollution

Water pollution is intended as water quality degradation caused by the introduction of substances that alter its physico-chemical characteristics and…

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Pollution sources

Agricultural pollution originates from the introduction of chemical fertilizers (rich in phosphates and nitrates), pesticides (insecticides and weed killers) and…

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Sea pollution

The use of seawater and the exploitation of marine resources may cause serious damages unless they are carried out in…

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Preservation of the water resource

In many countries to avoid pollution of water of industrial, domestic and agricultural origin in recent years have been introduced…

special reports

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    4 March 2010 / Life

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    26 February 2014 / Water

    How much water is on your plate?

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    24 February 2016 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

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    8 July 2011 / Ecosystems

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    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

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    10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

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    10 February 2014 / Ecosystems

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    The resources of diversity Nepal is an extremely varied country, with a complex morphology.  It contains different ecosystems in a…

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    13 May 2013 / Earth

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    10 March 2006 / Water

    Environment biotech

    Biotechnology can be defined as the application of microbiology, genetic engineering and biochemistry for the treatment of waste materials by…

    oro_blu

    15 April 2014 / Water

    How rich are we .... in blue gold?

    The blue planet: water availability in the world 24 December 1968, a date of historical importance. The Earth was photographed…

  • batteri_biotech

    4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

    impronta_idrical

    26 February 2014 / Water

    How much water is on your plate?

    Still waters run deep! This proverb reminds us how many times we have heard popular proverbs about water, and how…

  • rinnovabiliItalia

    24 February 2016 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE, Energy Services Operator, periodically publishes data and statistics on the renewable sources used…

    indovina

    8 July 2011 / Ecosystems

    Who's coming to dinner

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  • alieni_med

    29 April 2013 / Ecosystems

    Intruders in the Mediterranean

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    bioindicatori

    10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

  • 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…

  • Close-up of small plants in test tubes

    10 March 2006 / Water

    Environment biotech

    Biotechnology can be defined as the application of microbiology, genetic engineering and biochemistry for the treatment of waste materials by…

  • oro_blu

    15 April 2014 / Water

    How rich are we .... in blue gold?

    The blue planet: water availability in the world 24 December 1968, a date of historical importance. The Earth was photographed…

  • batteri_biotech

    4 March 2010 / Life

    Biotechnological cleaners

    Bacteria that "eat oil" In today’s society, more than 80% of human activities are closely connected to the production of…

  • impronta_idrical

    26 February 2014 / Water

    How much water is on your plate?

    Still waters run deep! This proverb reminds us how many times we have heard popular proverbs about water, and how…

  • rinnovabiliItalia

    24 February 2016 / Energy

    Renewable energy in Italy

    Renewable energy sources in Italy The GSE, Energy Services Operator, periodically publishes data and statistics on the renewable sources used…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • bioindicatori

    10 May 2008 / Air

    Bioindicators

    Monitoring the environment Ecologic research is more and more oriented towards an assessment of the quality of the environment and…

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    10 February 2014 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

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