Does methane help life on Titan?

In 2034, a drone with eight propellers called Dragonfly will fly over the frozen surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. NASA will launch Dragonfly in 2026 as part of the New Frontiers research programme. The module transporting Dragonfly to Titan…


Champion Recycling Municipalities 2019

Awards were presented yesterday in Rome to the Comuni Ricicloni 2019 (Champion Recycling Municipalities 2019), the annual event held by Legambiente since 1994 to provide recognition to municipalities most committed to separate collection and reduction of waste. This year the…


Ocean Cleanup: after the failure, operations to clean plastic from the oceans have begun again

Ocean Cleanup has not given up and has gone back to sea after the failure. Boyan Slat, the young founder of the project has announced this. The floating barrier is now on its way towards the huge island of plastic…


United Kingdom to host COP26

The next United Nations World Conference on Climate scheduled at the end of 2020 (COP26) will be held in the United Kingdom. Italy, which submitted its candidacy as the host country, has reached a partnership agreement with the United Kingdom:…


Curious facts about summer

If someone asks you “When does summer begin?”, very probably you would answer that it begins on the summer solstice, which this year falls on 21 June. Yet a meteorologist might say that it had already begun some time earlier,…


Fishermen fish for plastic in the Adriatic Sea

Fishermen from San Benedetto del Tronto have become authentic sea sweepers. For 6 weeks, 40 fishing boats, after going back to port, unloaded not only their catches, ready for sale, but also large amounts of waste, especially plastic waste. The…


World Day to Combat Desertification 2019

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 17 June “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to raise the public’s awareness on the problem of draught and promote implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in…


A floating forest to protect the coasts

The worsening and frequency of extreme weather events has stimulated the ingenuity of a team of civil engineers at the University of Queensland, in Australia, who have devised a Floating Forest to protect coasts from wind and waves. It is…


World Environment Day 2019

5 June is the day dedicated to the Environment celebrated worldwide. World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of raising awareness among the worldwide population on the sustainable use of…

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