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hypeirons

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Hyperions, futuristic and sustainable urban kitchen garden

The futuristic urban kitchen garden project designed by the Vincent Callebaut architecture firm consists of six gigantic garden towers made of wood, each with 36 storeys. It's called Hyperions, like the tallest tree in the world, a 115 metre tall…

foreste

ecosystems

Combating climate change, help from space

Sometimes looking at the sky brings inspiration... and that's precisely what an international team of biologists did when they had the idea of studying climate change by mapping the areas of the Earth more sensitive to climate variability, starting from…

mostraNG

ecosystems

National Geographic on show in Milan

From 30 October 2015 to 14 February 2016, the National Geographic is on show in Milan at the Natural History Museum. An exhibition of 150 images traces the history of National Geographic, from its founding to the present day, through…

statoambiente

ecosystems

The environment in Europe – Status and prospects in 2015

On 27 November next, in the Auditorium of the Ministry of the Environment in the presence of Minister Gian Luca Galletti, “The environment in Europe – Status and prospects in 2015″ will be presented, the report that the European Environment…

World-Habitat-Day---English

ecosystems

World Habitat Day

The World Habitat Day, established by the United Nations for the first Monday of October of each year, will this year be celebrated on 5 October. The World Habitat Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly with resolution…

alberi

ecosystems

How many trees are there on Earth?

After having counted all the species of fish (230,000) and then all those on the planet (8.7 million), also trees have been counted. An international research team composed of scientists from 15 countries recently published an article in the scientific…

coralli

ecosystems

Genetic mutations that help corals

It is well known that coral reefs around the world are severely damaged due to the temperature of the surface layers of the sea, due to global warming. One of the consequences of the rising temperatures of the seas is…

Herd of elephants at sunset

ecosystems

DNA from ivory to save elephants

Every year approximately 50,000 African elephants are killed out of a population of 500,000 specimens: poaching is driving these animals on the road to extinction. Knowing therefore the areas from which the ivory comes could help the authorities to stop…

giornata_desertificazione

ecosystems

World Day to Combat Desertification

In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 17 "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" in order to focus public opinion on the problem of drought and to promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention…

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