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ecosystems

The State of the World’s Forests 2018

The forests of our Planet are increasingly more at risk and their total surface is decreasing day by day, with serious consequences for climate, populations and biodiversity. This is what is stated in a new report by the FAO on…

energy

New lithium batteries that are immune to cold

Lithium batteries, by their very “nature”, are not easy to charge at temperatures lower than 10°C. Indeed, cold increases their internal resistance and the voltage declines, decreasing the charging capacity of the battery and thus shortening its life. Thanks to…

energy

Waste-Free Municipalities 2018

Legambiente Waste-Free Municipalities are increasing and now exceed 500. In these municipalities, separate waste collection operates correctly and individual citizens produce no more than 75 kilos of unsorted waste. Their number has gone from 486 in 2017 to 505 in…

energy

Plastic Free Week

After Plastic Radar, the battle against plastic pollution waged by Greenpeace is continuing with the launch of a new campaign: “Plastic Free Week”, which will be held in 16 Italian cities from 3 to 8 July. Numerous events are scheduled…

ecosystems

Tropical forests, loss of tree cover is advancing

Last year, 2017, was a bad year for tropical forests.  Indeed, a tree cover loss equal to 15.8 million hectares, an area the size of Bangladesh, was recorded. After 2016, 2017 was the worst year in terms of tropical tree…

New CONOU campaign: “Collect every single drop of used oil”

Used lubricating oil can be a valuable resource or an environmental problem: what makes the difference is how it is handled. In fact, if it is correctly collected and recycled, new products can be generated from it and we can…

energy

Bike-friendly municipalities 2018

Are you cycling enthusiasts? Do you want to know which Italian municipalities offer infrastructures, programmes and services for cyclists? To find out, all you have to do is visit the Comuni Ciclabili website, set up by FIAB, Federazione Italiana Amici…

life

A turtle’s life

Sea turtles are the oldest living reptiles today. They have been inhabiting the oceans for over 150 million years without having changed their physical appearance. Up to 200 years ago, millions of them populated the oceans’ waters: now they still…

ecosystems

World Day to Combat Desertification

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (#2018WDCD), declared by the United Nations to raise the public’s awareness of the efforts made all over the world to combat desertification and encourage involvement of communities and cooperation at local, national and…

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