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World Water Day 2021

Try to imagine our lives without water: we could not drink, eat or wash ourselves. There would be no plants and animals, no rain, no seas, rivers, lakes... In short, without water, life on Earth would not exist. This is…

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Transition paths of plastic in oceans have been identified

Sea currents and winds transport tonnes of plastic from the coast to the open sea every day and then channel it into ocean gyres, where plastic islands form. There are six floating plastic islands in the oceans: two in the…

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Aqua Film Festival 2021

The most precious commodity we have, water, is the star of a dedicated event, which will take place in Rome from 25 to 27 March 2021. This is the Aqua Film Festival, an international festival now in its fifth edition,…

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From washing machines to the Arctic Ocean

The problem of microplastics has been recognised for some time now, and we know that they are found in seas and oceans all over the globe. They can even be found in the oceans around the Arctic ice cap: before…

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The last Venezuelan glacier is about to disappear

Within just a few years, the Pico Humboldt glacier, at an altitude of 4,940 meters in the Sierra Nevada National Park, will have completely disappeared. This is the last glacier in Venezuela, the melting of which has been accelerated by…

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North Pole increasingly ice-free

In the annals of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC), a new negative record has been achieved for the North Pole sea ice. October has just ended and the Arctic ice is late in forming, so much so…

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After 13 months drifting through Arctic ice, Polarstern has returned to harbour

The largest-scale expedition ever conducted in the Arctic Circle has returned after 13 months of work. After departing on 20 September 2019 from the port of the Norwegian city of Tromsø, Polarstern, the laboratory vessel of the MOSAiC Expedition (Multidisciplinary…

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The Glacier Caravan has come to an end

The Glacier caravan, a tour through the Alps, will end on 4 September, on the Western Glacier of Montasio in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The tour – thought up and promoted by Legambiente in collaboration with the Italian Glaciological Committee –…

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Higher than average temperatures split the Milne ice shelf

The Milne ice shelf on the north-west coast of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada, broke up into two large blocks due to temperatures 5°C higher than average. The first large split created in this 4-thousand-year-old platform was detected between 30…

 
 
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