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FAO: Forest loss is slowing down thanks to an increase in sustainable policies

Did you know that although the world's forests are decreasing, the rate of loss has slowed? This is what emerges from the latest FAO (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization) Global Forest Resources Assessment 2020, the annual report providing essential…

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Forestami, the green revolution in Milan

Planting 3 million trees within the territory of the metropolitan city of Milan by 2030 - multiplying the number of trees along streets, squares and in courtyards, on the roofs and façades of our houses: this is the main and…

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Australian wildfires, figures and consequences

Wildfires are continuing in Australia, and the worst hit states are Queensland and New South Wales. According to estimates, from September to date, around 487.7 million animals, including birds, reptiles and mammals (invertebrates are not counted) are thought to have…

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World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day, set by the United Nations Organisation as the first Monday in October each year, is being celebrated this year on 7 October. World Habitat Day was designated by the UN General Assembly with Resolution no. 40/202 and…

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European red list of trees, 42% of tree species threatened

In Europe, 42% of tree species have been assessed as threatened – endangered, critically endangered or vulnerable – and therefore more exposed to the risk of extinction.  This is reported in the European Red List of Trees, the IUCN (International…

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“Tutti in natura” with LIPU

Not just parks and gardens but also schools, farms and city streets can offer us fragments of nature to enjoy and defend. LIPU (the Italian Society for the Protection of Birds) has once again organised “Tutti in natura” (Everyone in…

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Forest fires, Africa and the Amazon are the hardest hit areas

The record fires that are burning the Amazon rainforest have captured the attention of the international media and leaders, yet in Africa – more specifically in Angola and Congo – over the past few days the number of fires has…

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Unprecedented wildfires burning in the Arctic

The abnormally high temperatures recorded in the Arctic over the past weeks have caused, between June and July, numerous wildfires to break out, destroying forests and peatbogs, as well as contributing to emission of enormous quantities of CO2 into the…

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Flower-covered bus shelters to attract bees in Utrecht

Bus shelters in Utrecht, in Holland, have been turned into flower gardens to attract pollinators and in particular bees, the world population of which is diminishing considerably each year. For the most part sedum plants are used, a kind of…

 
 
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