Australian wildfires, figures and consequences

Wildfires are continuing in Australia, and the worst hit states are Queensland and New South Wales. According to estimates, from September to date, around 487.7 million animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals (invertebrates are not counted) are thought to have…


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…


State of the Climate, here are the World Meteorological Organization data

“We are nowhere near on track” are the words of Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of the Word Meteorological Organization (WMO) commenting the latest climate data for 2019. The Organization took advantage of COP 25 in Madrid to publish the provisional version…


Greenhouse Gas Bulletin: the concentration of greenhouse gases continues to increase

Once again in 2018, an increase has been recorded in the concentrations of the various greenhouse gases. This was stated in the Greenhouse Gas Bulletin, the annual report by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), made public this morning: this relentless…


National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day, established by the Ministry of the Environment with the aim of promoting protection of the environment, reducing pollution and developing forests. This year, Legambiente is inaugurating the 25th edition of National Tree Day, by actively…


The climate has already changed, new Legambiente report published

This morning, Legambiente’s Cittaclima 2019 report on the impact of climate changes in Italy was presented in Rome at the European Commission Representative Office in Italy. The document, entitled “The climate has already changed”, draws an accurate picture of the…


The blue curse, story of a carbon crystal

Diamonds are crystals of carbon formed in rocks by time and fire. The term “diamond” derives from an ancient Greek word meaning untameable, indestructible. They form in the lithosphere, 140-190 kilometres below the earth’s surface where the temperature may reach…


Transition of Fukushima from nuclear to renewable energy

A plan is in progress in Fukushima to transform the area surrounding the nuclear power plant into a centre for renewable energy, renamed Renewable Energy Village. At present, a mix of renewable energies made up of wind, biomass, solar, geothermal…


Climate change lessons for everyone from September

Climate and sustainability will be key subjects in the curricula of schools all over Italy from the next school year. Minister of Education Fioramonti has in fact announced that, from September, global warming, climate change and sustainability will become subjects…

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