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Dunes and beaches threatened by the increase in CO2

Rising CO2 in the atmosphere may threaten the state of dunes and beaches, increasing the effect of coastal erosion and the risk of flooding. These were the findings of new research coordinated by the Italian National Research Council Institute for…

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The State of the World’s Forests 2018

The forests of our Planet are increasingly more at risk and their total surface is decreasing day by day, with serious consequences for climate, populations and biodiversity. This is what is stated in a new report by the FAO on…

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Tropical forests, loss of tree cover is advancing

Last year, 2017, was a bad year for tropical forests.  Indeed, a tree cover loss equal to 15.8 million hectares, an area the size of Bangladesh, was recorded. After 2016, 2017 was the worst year in terms of tropical tree…

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World Day to Combat Desertification

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (#2018WDCD), declared by the United Nations to raise the public’s awareness of the efforts made all over the world to combat desertification and encourage involvement of communities and cooperation at local, national and…

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International Forest Day

Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. They provide us with the clean air that we breathe and the water that we drink. They shelter and protect the biodiversity of the planet and are our natural…

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World Habitat Day

The World Habitat Day, established by the United Nations for the first Monday of October of each year, will this year be celebrated on 2 October. The World Habitat Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly with resolution…

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The panda population is increasing but its habitat is shrinking

Just when the Giant Panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca) population has begun to increase, its habitat is becoming ever more fragmented and endangered by human activity. This is what a recent study published in the Nature Ecology and Evolution journal reports. A…

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World Rhino Day

Today is World Rhino Day, set up in 2010 by the WWF South Africa in an attempt to raise the awareness of governments and world population on what is happening to this animal due to poaching. The five species of…

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World Day to Combat Desertification

In 1994, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared June 17 "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" in order to focus public opinion on the problem of drought and to promote the implementation of the United Nations Convention…

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