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Earth viewed from above

Remote satellite sensing: what it is and what it is used for In the scientific field, the images produced by the sensors on board Earth observation satellites make it possible to observe vast territories and investigate beyond simple human vision.…

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Microplastics found in 11 protected areas in the United States

Even the wildest and most remote areas of our planet are now increasingly threatened by plastic and increasingly less uncontaminated. A recent study entitled Plastic rain in protected areas of the United States, published in the journal Science, found large…

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World Environment Day 2020

5 June is World Environment Day, during which governments around the world, but also individual citizens, are called upon to reflect on the health of our planet. This anniversary was established by the United Nations General Assembly 48 years ago…

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Italian Overshoot Day reached

This year once again we have reached Italian Overshoot Day, the moment when we would have used up the resources available for a year if the whole planet consumed as much as our country. From tomorrow, May 15, we will…

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International Mountain Day

“(…) Mountains are an important source of water, energy and biodiversity. Furthermore, they are a source of such key resources as minerals, forest products and agricultural products and of recreation. As a major ecosystem representing the complex and interrelated ecology…

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The blue curse, story of a carbon crystal

Diamonds are crystals of carbon formed in rocks by time and fire. The term “diamond” derives from an ancient Greek word meaning untameable, indestructible. They form in the lithosphere, 140-190 kilometres below the earth’s surface where the temperature may reach…

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How much carbon is there on our Planet?

It has taken 10 years to determine how much carbon there is on Earth. According to the scientists and researchers working on the US National Academy of Sciences Deep Carbon Observatory (DCO) research programme there are around 1.85  billion gigatons…

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How much land do we consume in Italy?

Consumption of land in Italy continues to increase and in 2018 the unbuilt area of our country decreased by another 51 square kilometres, that is, on average, around 14 hectares per day were covered with concrete, asphalt or other types…

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“Anthropocene: The Human Epoch” released in Italian cinemas

The Canadian documentary film Anthropocene: The Human Epoch, an 87-minute film portraying the current state of the Earth by showing some of our planet’s deepest wounds, will arrive in Italian cinemas. The film was directed by a couple, Jennifer Baichwal…

 
 
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