Climate action summit: lots of talk, still not many facts

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, had made a clear plea: participants had been urged to arrive at the UN Summit on Climate on 23rd September with facts, not words. The participating Countries had been asked to arrive at…


How much land do we consume in Italy?

Consumption of land in Italy continues to increase and in 2018 the unbuilt area of our country decreased by another 51 square kilometres, that is, on average, around 14 hectares per day were covered with concrete, asphalt or other types…


Ozone depletion at the lowest levels ever

According to scientists at the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), this year the ozone hole will be particularly small, and may reach one of the lowest levels ever in the past 30 years. According to estimates, in fact, the hole…


“Tutti in natura” with LIPU

Not just parks and gardens but also schools, farms and city streets can offer us fragments of nature to enjoy and defend. LIPU (the Italian Society for the Protection of Birds) has once again organised “Tutti in natura” (Everyone in…


Bubbles of radio waves at the centre of the Milky Way

At the centre of the Milky Way there is a supermassive black hole called Sagittarius A*, which has captured the attention of an international group of astronomers from 15 different research institutions. An enormous hourglass-shaped structure that emits radio waves…


“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” released in Italian cinemas

The Canadian documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, an 87-minute film portraying the current state of the Earth by showing some of our planet’s deepest wounds, will arrive in Italian cinemas. The film was directed by a couple, Jennifer Baichwal…


In Rome waste dumping is monitored from above

A pilot project making use of images from the optical and radar satellites of the Cosmo-SkyMed constellation has recently been launched to monitor waste dumping in the city of Rome. These satellite images will also be used to identify built…


CITES COP 18 has ended

The 18th Conference of the Parties (COP 18) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), held in Geneva, in Switzerland, from 17 to 28 August, has ended. The goals achieved included setting stricter limitations on trade of…


Greta lands in New York

Malizia II with Greta Thunberg on board finally dropped its anchor in New York after a two-week carbon neutral voyage. The young Swedish activist was welcomed by the UN with a flotilla of 17 sailing boats, one for each sustainable…

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