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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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Earth Day 2018

22 April is Earth Day, one of the largest initiatives in favour of the planet, during which every year a series of events and initiatives are promoted to raise awareness on environmental issues. The day, established by the United Nations,…

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24 March, Earth Hour

On 25 March, the Earth Hour, an initiative created ten years ago thanks to the WWF, is celebrated. The invitation, open to all, is to turn off the lights of buildings for an hour, and more precisely at 20:30 hours,…

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20th or 21st March? Here’s when spring begins

They taught us at school: spring begins on 21st March. In reality, contrary to what we learnt as children, the first day of spring is not necessarily 21st March. From the astronomical point of view, in fact, the beginning of…

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Urban agriculture, a potential not to be overlooked

Urban agriculture, while not being sufficient to feed cities and our planet, has a potential that should not be overlooked. Indeed, it could satisfy 10% of the global production of roots and tubers, pulses and vegetable crops. This what an…

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