The Earth seen from above: signs of fires

This image was taken by the ASTER sensor installed on the NASA TERRA satellite platform. The image was taken on 27 July 2005 and shows the north-eastern part of Sardinia. The RGB representation is composed of the 8-3-2 bands of…


Fewer tourists, more turtle nests in Thailand

With empty beaches due to the decline in tourism as a result of the pandemic, protected species such as the hawksbill turtle and the green turtle have been able to nest without being disturbed in several places in the world…


Higher than average temperatures split the Milne ice shelf

The Milne ice shelf on the north-west coast of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada, broke up into two large blocks due to temperatures 5°C higher than average. The first large split created in this 4-thousand-year-old platform was detected between 30…


Record renewable energy sources: in May they cover 50% of electricity consumption

2020 will be a memorable year for many reasons, including the significant drop in energy consumption and the contribution of renewable sources. The closures imposed in response to the pandemic have, in fact, led to a number of records, including…


Holidays, yes! but they must be sustainable!

We have been speaking of sustainable behaviours to apply to our daily life, but what happens when we unplug and go on holiday? The choice of a dreamlike location often distracts us from responsible habits we had with regard to…


FAO: Forest loss is slowing down thanks to an increase in sustainable policies

Did you know that although the world's forests are decreasing, the rate of loss has slowed? This is what emerges from the latest FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020, the annual report providing essential…


Hydrogen will travel throughout Europe by 2040

Hydrogen and biomethane will play an important role in the transition to a zero-emission energy system, especially when intelligently combined with electricity from renewable sources. This idea is the basis of an ambitious infrastructure plan developed by a group of…


Forestami, the green revolution in Milan

Planting 3 million trees within the territory of the metropolitan city of Milan by 2030 - multiplying the number of trees along streets, squares and in courtyards, on the roofs and façades of our houses: this is the main and…


Earth viewed from above

Remote satellite sensing: what it is and what it is used for In the scientific field, the images produced by the sensors on board Earth observation satellites make it possible to observe vast territories and investigate beyond simple human vision.…

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