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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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New current in the inner core of the Earth discovered

Scientists have observed it thanks to a satellite capable of performing a sort of "X-ray" of our planet. This is a current which flows through the inner core of the Earth, moving at 40 Km per year. Previously, geophysicists were…

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Deep Blue. There is water in the bowels of the Earth

Down, down, down into the crust to 400-600 km below the Earth's surface. This is the depth which the water present on our planet apparently reaches. According to an American study, brucite - a mineral which belongs to the magnesium…

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100 materials for a new way of building

Is it possible to build more safely and more sustainably? According to the Report of the Legambiente Recycling Observatory, yes! The Report “100 materials for a new way of building“, developed in collaboration with Ecopneus, was presented yesterday by Legambiente…

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Satellites to study earthquakes from space

From 23 to 25 August, a seminar was held in Beijing on the Italo-Chinese-mission CSES, a project which envisages the investigation of earthquakes through the use of satellites. Italy and China, countries that have large parts of their territory with…

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World Environment Day

Since 1972, on 5 June the day dedicated to the Environment is 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…

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