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A plastic Po, a river of microplastic

Every second, the River Po carries 11,107 fragments of plastic down to the Adriatic Sea; the fragments have an average size of about 5 mm per 11 mg, equivalent to 11 tons of microplastics dumped into the sea each day*.…

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Ocean Cleanup: after the failure, operations to clean plastic from the oceans have begun again

Ocean Cleanup has not given up and has gone back to sea after the failure. Boyan Slat, the young founder of the project has announced this. The floating barrier is now on its way towards the huge island of plastic…

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Fishermen fish for plastic in the Adriatic Sea

Fishermen from San Benedetto del Tronto have become authentic sea sweepers. For 6 weeks, 40 fishing boats, after going back to port, unloaded not only their catches, ready for sale, but also large amounts of waste, especially plastic waste. The…

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Blue Flag 2019

Liguria, ahead of Tuscany and Campania, is top of the list of 385 Italian beaches that have been assigned “Blue Flag 2019” awards, assigned by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for the excellence of their bathing water. In order…

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The Ross Ice Shelf is melting 10 times faster than forecast

The Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica is melting faster than previously forecast. This has been revealed by an international study conducted by researchers at Cambridge University and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), which analysed the melt…

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Microplastics in the Stelvio glaciers

Microplastic contamination has now reached many regions of Earth and it is considered to be one of the pollution with the highest impact on human activity. Microplastics have been found even in the Mariana Trench and now on the Forni…

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Sea-saving law to clean plastic from the sea has been approved

Yesterday, the Minister of the Environment, Sergio Costa announced that the Council of Ministers has approved the eagerly-awaited bill for a Sea-saving law. The aim of the bill is to contribute to cleaning up the marine ecosystem and promoting the…

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Art shows climate change in Scotland

One of the consequences of climate changes and global warming is the rise in sea levels, a phenomenon that is already in progress and that is bound to become more marked, unless suitable action is taken to limit CO2 emissions.…

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World Water Day 2019

Try to imagine our life without water: we would not be able to drink, eat or wash ourselves. There would be no plants and animals, it would never rain, there would be no seas, rivers, lakes… In short, without water,…

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