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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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Leonardo da Vinci, inventor of the CV. He died 500 ago.

Milan has no sea, nor does it have a river.  This observation is obvious but it conceals a mystery: why is it that, unlike almost all major cities in the world, the chief city of Lombardy was not founded on…

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Separate waste collection arrives in Antarctica

In Antarctica too, waste becomes a resource for preserving the local ecosystem. In fact, thanks to the circular economy model devised and created by ENEA (the Italian Agency for new technologies, energy and sustainable economic development) for the Mario Zucchelli…

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Studying climate change under sea ice

Climate changes can be studied under the ice cap too. This is the aim of the  ‘Ice-ClimaLizers’ project, which has created a laboratory at a depth of 25.5 metres in the freezing waters of the Ross Sea in Antarctica to…

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