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Earth Day 2018

22 April is Earth Day, one of the largest initiatives in favour of the planet, during which every year a series of events and initiatives are promoted to raise awareness on environmental issues. The day, established by the United Nations,…

water

Atlantic currents are slowing down: how will this influence the climate?

The system of ocean currents known as the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) that regulates the climate in Europe and North America seems to be slowing down, partly due to a number of phenomena linked to global warming. This alarm has…

space

JunoCam gives us a new image of Jupiter

The Juno space probe has given us a surprising new image of Jupiter, in which the gas-giant planet is surrounded by veritable swirls of clouds. JunoCam – the high-resolution camera positioned on board NASA’s Juno probe, took the picture on 1…

energy

Boom in shared mobility in Italy

Italy, bike sharing, car sharing and carpooling are becoming increasing popular each year with Italians. Indeed, from 2015 to 2017, means of transport offered by shared mobility have increased by 50%, thus guaranteeing use of at least one service to…

earth

24 March, Earth Hour

On 25 March, the Earth Hour, an initiative created ten years ago thanks to the WWF, is celebrated. The invitation, open to all, is to turn off the lights of buildings for an hour, and more precisely at 20:30 hours,…

air

World Meteorology Day

23 March is the World Meteorology Day. This, in fact, an important day for meteorology, since on 23 March 1950 the Convention that established the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came into force. The WMO is an intergovernmental organisation comprising 189…

water

World Water Day

Each year on 22 March, the World Water Day is held to celebrate water, a resource that is essential for life. It is a day instituted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 1992, following the Rio Conference…

earth

20th or 21st March? Here’s when spring begins

They taught us at school: spring begins on 21st March. In reality, contrary to what we learnt as children, the first day of spring is not necessarily 21st March. From the astronomical point of view, in fact, the beginning of…

ecosystems

International Forest Day

Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. They provide us with the clean air that we breathe and the water that we drink. They shelter and protect the biodiversity of the planet and are our natural…

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