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Boom in shared mobility in Italy

Italy, bike sharing, car sharing and carpooling are becoming increasing popular each year with Italians. Indeed, from 2015 to 2017, means of transport offered by shared mobility have increased by 50%, thus guaranteeing use of at least one service to…

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M’illumino di Meno 2018

Are you all ready to switch off the lights and go out and about on foot? This year too, M’illumino di Meno (Shine Less Brightly), the radio campaign launched by Caterpillar, a programme broadcast by RAI Radio2, is back again, now…

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Flying from Los Angeles to Melbourne using biofuels

On 30 January 2018, a history-making milestone was reached in the world of aviation, with the flight, for the first time in history, of an aeroplane fuelled by biofuel. The plane that made the flight was a Boeing Dreamliner 787-9…

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Fruit and vegetable bags too must be compostable

The new year in Italy has begun with an important innovation: from 1 January 2018, use of light and ultralight plastic bags to pack fruit and vegetable, meat, fish and cold cuts has been banned.  Biodegradable and compostable bags, as…

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Electronic waste reaches a new record level

In 2016, all over the world, 45 million tons of electronic waste, the equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel Towers, have been produced. Besides this record quantity, what is worrying is that most of this waste, at the end of its…

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Light pollution: goodbye to starry nights

We are lighting up nights to the extent that the dark almost disappears. This may seem to be a a great achievement in terms of progress and technology, but in reality it is well known that light pollution has significant…

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European Week for Waste Reduction 2017

The European Week for Waste Reduction, EWWR, an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions on the correct management and reduction of waste by actively involving citizens, institutions and businesses, began on Saturday 18 November, all over…

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Houses designed around their occupants

Have you ever dreamt of living in a custom-designed home that adapts to your needs? Your dreams may come true thanks to the idea of the students at the University of Maryland, who have developed reACT, a modular building system,…

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New photovoltaic modules combine aesthetics with renewable energy

The need for a more sustainable built environment requires that new technological solutions that are cost-efficient, smart and integrated be devised. The was the idea behind Dutch Solar Design (DSD-PV), a new multi-purpose photovoltaic module, that is attractive, efficient and…

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