2018 Large Carnivores Report published

Large carnivores represent a fundamental link in the food chain and a key species for the stability of ecosystems. Their state of health may determine knock-on effects that influence animals and vegetation of the whole ecosystem to which they belong.…


International Year of the Periodic Table of Elements

  UNESCO proclaimed 2019 as The International Year of the Periodic Table, IYPT2019 to mark 150 years since the publication of this classification by the Russian chemist, Dmitri Mendeleev. Back in 1869, Mendeleev invented the periodic system and the table…


Here are the winners of the Underwater photographer of the year 2019 contest

The winners of the Underwater photographer of the year 2019 have been announced; this is the annual photographic contest organised in the United Kingdom since 1965, with the aim of celebrating underwater photography, whether in oceans, lakes or even swimming…


FAO Report on biodiversity, agriculture threatened

FAO, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, has recently published the first report on the State of the World’s Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture, to inform the world that biodiversity, on which our agriculture and our food systems is…


The Prisma satellite is almost ready for launching

There are only a few days to go before the launch of the mission of the Italian Space Agency PRISMA (PRecursore IperSpettrale della Missione Applicativa - Hyperspectral Precursor of the Application Mission), the satellite that will observe planet Earth with…


All aboard, the Treno Verde is travelling again

The journey of the Treno Verde (Green Train) has begun again; this is the Legambiente and Italian State Railways train that each year stops at the major Italian railway stations to promote and motivate sustainable mobility and reduce pollution, focussing…


SOS insects, 40% of species are at risk

Insects account for around two thirds of known animal species. After appearing on Earth around 479 million years ago, they have colonised every continent. These extraordinary animals, which have achieved an unparalleled evolutionary success, are now threatened with extinction. According…


Recycling arrives at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

The upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will place a special focus on the environment and recycling, and indeed the 5,000 medals awarded to Olympic and Paralympics athletes will be made with gold, silver and bronze (copper and tin alloy) recovered…


The population of monarch butterflies is increasing in Mexico

Good news is arriving from Mexico for the monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus): recent research has revealed that the population of monarch butterflies wintering in Central Mexico in 2018 increased by 144% against the previous year. This is what emerges from…

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