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International Forest Day 2019

Forests and trees protect us in an infinite number of ways. They provide us with the clean air that we breathe and the water that we drink. They shelter and protect the biodiversity of the planet and are our natural…

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Global Environmental Outlook 2019

In Nairobi, during the third day of the United Nations Environment Assembly, the sixth edition of the Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6), an accurate report on our Planet’s state of health, written by 250 scientists and experts from over 70 Countries,…

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Nairobi, the UN environment assembly gets off to a start

The 4th United Nations Environment Assembly begins today in Nairobi, Kenya: up until 15 March, the representatives of the 193 UN Member States will be discussing how to save the planet from the climate change and overexploitation of resources. Heads…

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Good news from WWF on climate and biodiversity

In 2019 too, there will be no lack of challenges for conservation of biodiversity, threatened every day by climate change and human impact. In order to begin this new year on the right note, WWF has listed 10 of the…

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ISPRA report on the quality of urban environments

Once again it’s time for end of year ratings and reports that give an accurate picture of the environment’s state of health. The 14th edition of the ISPRA report on  “Urban Environment Quality”, presented in Rome on 19th December, gives…

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Dunes and beaches threatened by the increase in CO2

Rising CO2 in the atmosphere may threaten the state of dunes and beaches, increasing the effect of coastal erosion and the risk of flooding. These were the findings of new research coordinated by the Italian National Research Council Institute for…

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The State of the World’s Forests 2018

The forests of our Planet are increasingly more at risk and their total surface is decreasing day by day, with serious consequences for climate, populations and biodiversity. This is what is stated in a new report by the FAO on…

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Tropical forests, loss of tree cover is advancing

Last year, 2017, was a bad year for tropical forests.  Indeed, a tree cover loss equal to 15.8 million hectares, an area the size of Bangladesh, was recorded. After 2016, 2017 was the worst year in terms of tropical tree…

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World Day to Combat Desertification

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (#2018WDCD), declared by the United Nations to raise the public’s awareness of the efforts made all over the world to combat desertification and encourage involvement of communities and cooperation at local, national and…

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