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International Mountain Day

“(…) Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biodiversity.  Furthermore, they are a source of such key resources as minerals, forest products and agricultural products and of recreation. As a major ecosystem representing the complex and interrelated ecology…

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Adverse weather causes the destruction of whole forests

The wave of bad weather in Italy over the past days, in addition to causing huge damage to people, homes and infrastructures, has destroyed countless trees, devastating whole forests in the Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions.…

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Urban Ecosystem 2018

Once again this year, Mantua has come first in the ranking drawn up by the Italian environmentalist association, Legambiente, with the scientific contribution of the Ambiente Italia Research Institute and the editorial collaboration of the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore,…

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ICity Rate 2018: Milan is confirmed as the smartest city in Italy

For the fifth year in a row, Milan is confirmed as the smartest city in Italy, obtaining excellent results above all in the areas of economic solidity, research and innovation, employment, tourist-cultural attraction, although it still lags behind in environmental…

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New material changes shape with light and colour

Several programmable materials, that is those that can be programmed to change their physical properties (shape, density, conductivity, optical properties…) in response to external stimuli, have been developed by the scientific community, but never before have there been materials that…

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Islands moving towards sustainability

Islands are ideal workshops for tackling, and winning, the most urgent and important environmental challenges that the World is facing. Legambiente, the Italian environmentalist group, in its recent report on “Isole sostenibili” (Sustainable islands) describes the experience of 32 islands,…

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Earth Overshoot Day 2018

On 1 August this year, humanity will have already consumed all the resources produced by our planet in a year. Once again this year, in fact, we have reached what the experts call  Earth Overshoot Day, that is the moment…

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The relentless consumption of soil in Italy

Consumption of soil in Italy never slows down. In fact, despite the slump in the national economy, in 2017 the unbuilt area of our country decreased by another 52 square kilometres, that is, on average, around 15 hectares per day…

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June, a day on which governments all over the world, but also individual citizens, are urged to reflect on the health of our planet. Each year, the UN chooses a very important theme…

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