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ecosystems

How much forest did we use today?

Coffee is second only to water in the ranking of the most popular beverages in the world: world coffee consumption is 2.5 billion cups per day. One in three is drunk in Europe; for us Italians in particular, drinking coffee…

Offshore wind power arrives in the Strait of Sicily

Floating wind turbines will be installed in the Strait of Sicily thanks to a maxi project called MeDWos (acronym for Mediterranean wind off shore), involving the construction of Italy's first offshore wind farm by Renexia, a Toto Group company. On…

earth

Urban ecosystem 2020

Trento, Mantua and Pordenone top the ranking in the Urban Ecosystem 2020 Report, the annual dossier prepared by Legambiente, with the scientific contribution of the Istituto di Ricerche Ambiente Italia and the editorial collaboration of Il Sole 24 Ore which,…

water

North Pole increasingly ice-free

In the annals of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), a new negative record has been achieved for the North Pole sea ice. October has just ended and the Arctic ice is late in forming, so much so…

air

Now there is an app to understand the climate by playing

A video game app: Change Game, the new science-based collaborative and interactive video game created by the CMCC Foundation (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change) and developed by Melazeta srl with the support of EIT Climate-KIC. Change Game is also an…

water

After 13 months drifting through Arctic ice, Polarstern has returned to harbour

The largest-scale expedition ever conducted in the Arctic Circle has returned after 13 months of work. After departing on 20 September 2019 from the port of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, Polarstern, the laboratory vessel of the MOSAiC Expedition (Multidisciplinary…

life

Nobel Prize 2020

On October 5, the week dedicated to the allocation of the Nobel Prize winners began. The committees in Sweden and Norway are currently nominating the winners in the various categories ranging from science, literature and economics to peace. So let…

energy

Lignin becomes a resource for nylon production

Researchers at the Ames Laboratory of the U.S. Department of Energy have discovered how to bring lignin from the Kraft process, an industrial method of chemical extraction of cellulose from wood, back into the production cycle. This is an industrial…

air

Mal’aria 2020 Dossier

Air pollution emergency in Italy: 2019 was also a "code red" year for many large cities in Italy, due to the high concentrations of fine particulate matter and ozone. The "Mal'aria di città 2020" report, the annual dossier on air…

 
 
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