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life

Darwin Day 2021

12 February is Darwin Day, the annual event that falls on the birthday of Charles Darwin (born on 12 February 1809), the British naturalist who, with his theory of evolution, changed the interpretation of events in the world of nature.…

energy

The first hydrogen-fuelled home heating project gets under way

A unique experimental project is being launched in Scotland: H100 Fife, the first green hydrogen-fuelled home heating project, will be constructed by the SNG energy company in Fife, an administrative area overlooking the North Sea. From the end of 2022,…

space

From the Hubble telescope to the Caldwell catalogue

For the 30th anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope (in orbit since 1990), NASA has released 30 extraordinary new images. These are thirty celestial bodies that are part of what is known as the Caldwell Catalogue, first published in 1995…

New record temperature reached in November

Another record high temperature was reached in November: data from the Copernicus climate change monitoring service in fact revealed that average global temperatures in November 2020 were the highest ever recorded before for the month of November. The figure for…

space

Gaia maps the Milky Way, over 1.81 billion stars identified

It took a good 34 months of observations by Gaia, the astronomical satellite launched by ESA (European Space Agency), to obtain the most precise 3D map of our galaxy ever made. The Milky Way now has nearly 2 billion stars,…

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…

energy

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…

 
 
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