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What to do if you meet a wild animal? ENPA explains

During the lockdown in the past few months, we have witnessed unusual scenes of wild animals walking on asphalt roads, in squares and parks. But how should you behave when you meet them? How do you know whether you are…

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020

On May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity, an initiative established to underline the importance of protecting the extraordinary wealth of all living species on Earth, was held. The date was chosen to commemorate the day in 1992 when…

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World Bee Day

Today, Monday 20 May, is World Bee Day. The aim of the day is to attract attention to the key role of these hard-working insects, sorely tried by human activities and climate changes. Bees, in fact, like other pollinating animals,…

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A virus’s life

What are viruses Virus is a Latin word meaning poison. Viruses do not eat, breathe, move or reproduce on their own. So then, what kind of life is it? None, viruses are not technically alive. A virus is a little…

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Let’s find out about viruses

Parasites at the edge of life Virus is a Latin word meaning poison. Viruses are pathogens (they make you ill) but they do not feed, breathe, move or reproduce independently. So then, what kind of life is it? None, viruses…

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National Tree Day

Today is National Tree Day, established by the Ministry of the Environment with the aim of promoting protection of the environment, reducing pollution and developing forests. This year, Legambiente is inaugurating the 25th edition of National Tree Day, by actively…

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What language does science speak? 2nd part

There is an old proverb that says “the apple does not fall far from the tree ”. Apparently it seems perfectly true: the product of something or someone is quite naturally similar to what generated it. As we observed in…

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Praising the meatball

Let's learn to transform waste into resources How often have we opened the refrigerator to find a couple of eggs and a yoghurt expired a few days ago, a bit of wilted salad, half a bottle of a fizzy drink…

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An interactive animal endangerment map

The sixth mass extinction is before our eyes: increasingly more animals are classified as endangered by human activities such as deforestation, urbanisation, animal breeding, farming, fishing and poaching. Added to this are climate changes, that contribute to worsening what scientists…

 
 
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