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World Water Day

Each year on 22 March, the World Water Day is held to celebrate water, a resource that is essential for life. It is a day instituted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992, following the Rio Conference…

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Winter Olympics at risk due to global warming

Due to global warming, it will be increasingly difficult to organise the Winter Olympic Games. The rise in global temperatures, decreased snowfall and shrinkage of glaciers, in fact, will make it more difficult to hold the winter games without problems,…

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Rainfall and snowfall do not make up for the water deficit

The snow and rain that has recently fallen, while to some extent "quenching the thirst" of areas suffering from a drought that has dragged on since last summer, have not made up for the water deficit, generated by one of…

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The Arctic icecap is melting more rapidly than expected

North Pole sea ice is melting faster than ever predicted before. This is what research conducted by the University of Calgary in Canada says, stating that the frozen surface of the North Pole could decrease faster than forecast due to…

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Yet another negative record for Arctic sea ice

Arctic ice have reached a new record low, in fact, according to the measurements by NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (Nsidc, National Snow and Ice Data Center) this year the ice at the North Pole shrank…

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Vast “dead zone” has formed in the Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen is becoming scarce in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, so much so that a record "dead zone" has formed. Saying so is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA, the federal agency dealing with meteorology and…

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Drought alert: Italy is without water and agriculture is in difficulty

2017 will be remembered in Italy not only for the record temperatures but also for the great drought that is gripping almost the entire peninsula in this torrid month of July. From north to south there is an emergency: two-thirds…

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Antarctica: giant iceberg detaches from Larsen C

As expected, one of the largest icebergs in the history of the Antarctic continent has detached itself from Larsen C, in Antarctica. A68, as the iceberg has been called, has an area of approx. 6,000 square kilometres and an average…

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Cryospheric microbial communities to decontaminate the Arctic

The vast ice expanses of Greenland, so far away from cities, traffic and industrial activities, might appear to us as uncontaminated and unpolluted places. Contrary to what is commonly thought, the Arctic and its ice have become a reservoir of…

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