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The Arctic icecap is melting more rapidly than expected

North Pole sea ice is melting faster than ever predicted before. This is what research conducted by the University of Calgary in Canada says, stating that the frozen surface of the North Pole could decrease faster than forecast due to…

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Yet another negative record for Arctic sea ice

Arctic ice have reached a new record low, in fact, according to the measurements by NASA and the National Snow and Ice Data Center (Nsidc, National Snow and Ice Data Center) this year the ice at the North Pole shrank…

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Vast “dead zone” has formed in the Gulf of Mexico

Oxygen is becoming scarce in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, so much so that a record "dead zone" has formed. Saying so is the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – NOAA, the federal agency dealing with meteorology and…

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Drought alert: Italy is without water and agriculture is in difficulty

2017 will be remembered in Italy not only for the record temperatures but also for the great drought that is gripping almost the entire peninsula in this torrid month of July. From north to south there is an emergency: two-thirds…

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Antarctica: giant iceberg detaches from Larsen C

As expected, one of the largest icebergs in the history of the Antarctic continent has detached itself from Larsen C, in Antarctica. A68, as the iceberg has been called, has an area of approx. 6,000 square kilometres and an average…

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Cryospheric microbial communities to decontaminate the Arctic

The vast ice expanses of Greenland, so far away from cities, traffic and industrial activities, might appear to us as uncontaminated and unpolluted places. Contrary to what is commonly thought, the Arctic and its ice have become a reservoir of…

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Imminent detachment of an iceberg as big as Liguria from the Antarctic

It has had the eyes of the scientific community and satellites focussed on it for several years, but never as in recent days. We are talking about Larsen C, a glacial platform located in the north-western part of the Weddell…

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Heat and drought put significant strain on Italian Agriculture

Above-average seasonal temperatures and low rainfall this last spring, that continues to be missing this summer just started, are putting significant strain on Italian agriculture. In the provinces of Parma and Piacenza a state of emergency has already been declared:…

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World Oceans Day 2017

8 June is World Oceans Day - established on 8 June 1992 during the environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro and recognized in 2008 by the United Nations - to underline the importance of this inestimable common heritage, covering 71%…

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