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World Day to Combat Desertification 2019

In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 17 June “World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought” to raise the public’s awareness on the problem of draught and promote implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in…

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A floating forest to protect the coasts

The worsening and frequency of extreme weather events has stimulated the ingenuity of a team of civil engineers at the University of Queensland, in Australia, who have devised a Floating Forest to protect coasts from wind and waves. It is…

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World Environment Day 2019

5 June is the day dedicated to the Environment celebrated worldwide. World Environment Day (WED) was established in 1972 by the United Nations General Assembly with the aim of raising awareness among the worldwide population on the sustainable use of…

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Urban woods

When walking along a tree-lined avenue in a crowded and traffic-congested city, wrapped up in our daily commitments, we do not usually notice the trees under whose shade we are walking, nor do we ask ourselves which benefits they bring…

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Earth Day 2019

April 22nd is Earth Day, one of the biggest events dedicated to environmental protection. Each year, events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues are held worldwide. Instituted by the United Nations, Earth Day serves as a reminder…

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Easter with extinct friends

Easter Island is shaped like a triangle with three extinct volcanoes placed at the vertices, and has a total area of 163 square kilometres, therefore just a little smaller than Milan. It lies in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,…

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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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Adverse weather causes the destruction of whole forests

The wave of bad weather in Italy over the past days, in addition to causing huge damage to people, homes and infrastructures, has destroyed countless trees, devastating whole forests in the Trentino Alto Adige, Friuli Venezia Giulia and Veneto regions.…

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Urban Ecosystem 2018

Once again this year, Mantua has come first in the ranking drawn up by the Italian environmentalist association, Legambiente, with the scientific contribution of the Ambiente Italia Research Institute and the editorial collaboration of the newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore,…

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