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Australian wildfires, figures and consequences

Wildfires are continuing in Australia, and the worst hit states are Queensland and New South Wales. According to estimates, from September to date, around 487.7 million animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals (invertebrates are not counted) are thought to have…

water

Life in Antarctica

Moving in Antarctica How is it possible to live and work in Antarctica? Which sagacities must be used for a research? After understanding the motivations scientists research in this continent, we will look for the answers of these questions. Antarctica…

earth

International Mountain Day

“(…) Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biodiversity. Furthermore, they are a source of such key resources as minerals, forest products and agricultural products and of recreation. As a major ecosystem representing the complex and interrelated ecology…

water

In the fridge of the world

A fascinated continent Antarctica is a continent with a very particular charm. It was the last to be discovered and explored (the South Pole was reached in 1911) and many difficulties were encountered when exploring Antarctica due to its particularly…

air

State of the Climate, here are the World Meteorological Organization data

“We are nowhere near on track” are the words of Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the Word Meteorological Organization (WMO) commenting the latest climate data for 2019. The Organization took advantage of COP 25 in Madrid to publish the provisional version…

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Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: the concentration of greenhouse gases continues to increase

Once again in 2018, an increase has been recorded in the concentrations of the various greenhouse gases. This was stated in the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the annual report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), made public this morning: this relentless…

life

National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day, established by the Ministry of the Environment with the aim of promoting protection of the environment, reducing pollution and developing forests. This year, Legambiente is inaugurating the 25th edition of National Tree Day, by actively…

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The climate has already changed, new Legambiente report published

This morning, Legambiente’s Cittaclima 2019 report on the impact of climate changes in Italy was presented in Rome at the European Commission Representative Office in Italy. The document, entitled “The climate has already changed”, draws an accurate picture of the…

earth

The blue curse, story of a carbon crystal

Diamonds are crystals of carbon formed in rocks by time and fire. The term “diamond” derives from an ancient Greek word meaning untameable, indestructible. They form in the lithosphere, 140-190 kilometres below the earth’s surface where the temperature may reach…

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