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24 March, Earth Hour

On 25 March, the Earth Hour, an initiative created ten years ago thanks to the WWF, is celebrated. The invitation, open to all, is to turn off the lights of buildings for an hour, and more precisely at 20:30 hours,…

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20th or 21st March? Here’s when spring begins

They taught us at school: spring begins on 21st March. In reality, contrary to what we learnt as children, the first day of spring is not necessarily 21st March. From the astronomical point of view, in fact, the beginning of…

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Urban agriculture, a potential not to be overlooked

Urban agriculture, while not being sufficient to feed cities and our planet, has a potential that should not be overlooked. Indeed, it could satisfy 10% of the global production of roots and tubers, pulses and vegetable crops. This what an…

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Here are the 5 greatest environmental risks for our planet

What most worries the experts and the decision-makers in the various sectors of the global economy? The answer to this question was revealed in the latest edition of the Global Risks Report, drawn up by the World Economic Forum in…

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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…

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Urban Ecosystem 2017

This year Mantua (1st), Trento (2nd), Bolzano (3rd), Parma (4th), Pordenone (5th) and Belluno (6th) lead the ratings in Urban Ecosystem 2017, the annual report on the state of health of Italian provincial capitals, drawn up with the scientific contribution…

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Earth Overshoot Day 2017

On 2 August next, we will have consumed the renewable resources provided every year by the planet. Also this year, in fact, we have reached the Earth Overshoot Day, i.e. the moment when humans consume all the natural resources the…

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World Environment Day 2017

5 June is the day dedicated to the Environment celebrated worldwide. The 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…

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Zealandia: the eighth continent?

An eighth continent is ready to enter the list which already includes Africa, North America and South America, Antarctica, Asia, Europea and Oceania. Zealandia, a huge land mass almost completely submerged (94%) in the south west Pacific. Known to most…

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