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Electronic waste reaches a new record level

In 2016, all over the world, 45 million tons of electronic waste, the equivalent of almost 4,500 Eiffel Towers, have been produced. Besides this record quantity, what is worrying is that most of this waste, at the end of its…

earth

International Mountain Day

“(…) Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biodiversity.  Furthermore, they are a source of such key resources as minerals, forest products and agricultural products and of recreation. As a major ecosystem representing the complex and interrelated ecology…

life

Wolves are returning to the Salento area

From the forests of the Apennines to the Western Alps, the wolf (Canis lupus italicus) is once again gradually going back to its former territories, including Salento, where this species had disappeared over a hundred years ago. This good news…

energy

Light pollution: goodbye to starry nights

We are lighting up nights to the extent that the dark almost disappears. This may seem to be a a great achievement in terms of progress and technology, but in reality it is well known that light pollution has significant…

air

An alliance has been formed at COP23 to stop using coal

In Bonn, where COP23 on climate changes has been held up to 17 November,  “The Global Alliance to Power Past Coal” was formed, an international alliance to end the coal era before 2030. This is a major step towards building…

energy

European Week for Waste Reduction 2017

The European Week for Waste Reduction, EWWR, an initiative that aims to promote the implementation of awareness-raising actions on the correct management and reduction of waste by actively involving citizens, institutions and businesses, began on Saturday 18 November, all over…

air

Global CO2 emissions are rising again

Bad news for world leaders meeting in Bonn for the 23rd Conference of the Parties: after three years of stability, global emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) are once again increasing. This news was announced by a team of researchers in…

air

Which 5 countries are most threatened by climate change?

Haiti, Zimbabwe, the Fiji Islands, Sri Lanka and Vietnam: these, in that order, are the five countries in the world that have suffered most during 2016 from the consequences of climate changes. This was revealed by the Global Climate Risk…

air

COP23 gets off to a start

The most eagerly awaited climate change conference, that is the 23rd Conference of the Parties under the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP23) has begun and will end on 17 November. COP23 began this morning in Bonn: the German…

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