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Sea-saving law to clean plastic from the sea has been approved

Yesterday, the Minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa announced that the Council of Ministers has approved the eagerly-awaited bill for a Sea-saving law. The aim of the bill is to contribute to cleaning up the marine ecosystem and promoting the…

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World Water Day 2019

Try to imagine our life without water: we would not be able to drink, eat or wash ourselves. There would be no plants and animals, it would never rain, there would be no seas, rivers, lakes… In short, without water,…

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Leonardo da Vinci, inventor of the CV. He died 500 ago.

Milan has no sea, nor does it have a river.  This observation is obvious but it conceals a mystery: why is it that, unlike almost all major cities in the world, the chief city of Lombardy was not founded on…

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Separate waste collection arrives in Antarctica

In Antarctica too, waste becomes a resource for preserving the local ecosystem. In fact, thanks to the circular economy model devised and created by ENEA (the Italian Agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development) for the Mario Zucchelli…

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Studying climate change under sea ice

Climate changes can be studied under the ice cap too. This is the aim of the  ‘Ice-ClimaLizers’ project, which has created a laboratory at a depth of 25.5 metres in the freezing waters of the Ross Sea in Antarctica to…

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Arctic: record temperatures in 2018 too

The year 2018 has been the second warmest year ever recorded in the Arctic and there is reason to believe that this trend towards warming will continue, disrupting the terrestrial weather models. This is what NOAA (the National Oceanographic and…

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Ocean Cleanup launch

On 8 September (at 9 pm Italian time) the official launch of one of the most ambitious projects for cleaning up plastic from oceans took place: the project is called Ocean Cleanup, the largest clean-up operation ever devised. A young Dutch…

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World Oceans Day

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

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Aerial views of the state of water resources

NASA has recently published a survey in the scientific journal Nature on the state of fresh water reserves on our planet; it reveals that the wet areas of the Earth are becoming increasingly wetter, while the dry areas are becoming…

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