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World Meteorology Day 2019

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…

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Mal’aria 2019 Dossier

Smog alert in Italy: in 2018 the air quality in urban environments is once again one of the major critical issues. The year 2018 was a “code red” year for many major cities in the Italian peninsula, due to high…

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Cop24: an agreement reached, not without perplexities

After a stalemate lasting several days, making it necessary to extend the summit by 24 hours, an agreement to counter the climate change was reached at Cop24 in Katowice, Poland. The 196 countries taking part in the conference on climate…

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COP24, the most eagerly awaited meeting on climate, gets off to a start

The Conference of the Parties promoted by the United Nations on climate change, COP 24, has begun in the Polish city of Katowice. The Climate Summit's inaugural message was clear: the threat to the climate has never been so urgent.…

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New record for CO2 in the atmosphere

Just a few days from the inauguration of Cop 24 – the United Nations World Conference on Climate due to be held in Katowice, Poland, from 3 to 14 December – a new alarm has arrived from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO),…

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2018: record-breaking heat in Italy

The year 2018, according to data processed by ISPRA (Higher Institute for Environmental Protection and Research) was the hottest year of the past two centuries in Italy. In the first week of November, ISPRA is taking stock of the climate…

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Confirmation has arrived: the ozone hole is filling up

It’s confirmed: the ozone hole is slowly but surely filling up. Proof of this comes in a report entitled Scientific Assessment of Ozone Depletion, published recently by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),…

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East Island, the island submerged by hurricane Walaka

East Island, a small Hawaiian island, was literally wiped off the map by the devastating category 5 hurricane Walaka, one of the most powerful ever recorded in the Pacific Ocean. The island, although only 4.5 hectares in size, was a…

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ENEA “smog-sniffing” sensor selected for EU call for projects

The “Air-Heritage” project of the municipality of Portici (Na) has been selected for the European “Urban Innovation Actions” call for projects on reduction of pollutant emissions in cities thanks to MONICA, the “smog-sniffing” sensor developed with the scientific coordination of…

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