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How much land do we consume in Italy?

Consumption of land in Italy continues to increase and in 2018 the unbuilt area of our country decreased by another 51 square kilometres, that is, on average, around 14 hectares per day were covered with concrete, asphalt or other types…

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“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” released in Italian cinemas

The Canadian documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, an 87-minute film portraying the current state of the Earth by showing some of our planet’s deepest wounds, will arrive in Italian cinemas. The film was directed by a couple, Jennifer Baichwal…

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Earth Overshoot Day 2019

This year too, in fact, we have reached Earth Overshoot Day, that is the day in a given year on which the demand by mankind for ecological renewable resources (for example fish and forests) and services exceeds what the Earth…

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World Day to Combat Desertification 2019

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 17 June “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to raise the public’s awareness on the problem of draught and promote implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in…

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A floating forest to protect the coasts

The worsening and frequency of extreme weather events has stimulated the ingenuity of a team of civil engineers at the University of Queensland, in Australia, who have devised a Floating Forest to protect coasts from wind and waves. It is…

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World Environment Day 2019

5 June is the day dedicated to the Environment celebrated worldwide. World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of raising awareness among the worldwide population on the sustainable use of…

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Earth Day 2019

April 22nd is Earth Day, one of the biggest events dedicated to environmental protection. Each year, events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues are held worldwide. Instituted by the United Nations, Earth Day serves as a reminder…

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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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