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By air pollution we mean the presence, in the air, of one or more substances that alter the composition and equilibrium of the atmosphere, causing harmful effects for humans, animals, plants and for the environment.
In order to protect our Planet and its inhabitants we should not pollute the air. By adopting small daily actions, like switching off the lights when they are no longer required, using the car only if it is necessary, recycling waste, and by not exaggerating when heating or cooling environments where we live, we can avoid releasing into the atmosphere  those gases that are responsible for pollution, that provoke acid rain,  ozone depletion, and the greenhouse effect. How important a small gesture can be!

subjects dealt with in Air pollution

What it is

Air pollution takes place when chemicals contaminate the atmosphere affecting its structure and composition and producing significant harmful effects on…

Pollutants and their effects

Atmospheric dust consists of a mixture of solid and liquid particles suspened in the atmosphere varying in composition, source and…

Improving air quality

We have seen that atmospheric pollution derives from a series of substances that are produced by one or more "sources"…

special reports

  • 23 October 2017 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

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    10 February 2020 / Ecosystems

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    13 May 2018 / Earth

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  • 15 November 2021 / Air

    How did Cop26 end?

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    5 November 2021 / Air

    Cop26, the calendar for the climate conference

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    25 August 2021 / Air

    Geo-engineering: a contribution to mitigate climate change?

    Climate change is a fact. And the role of man in determining such change is scientifically established. Normally depicted by…

  • 29 April 2020 / Air

    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

    5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

    17 July 2018 / Air

    Tornadoes and waterspouts: phenomena that (also) occur in Italy

    When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado…

  • 23 October 2017 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

    CO2 emissions and lifestyles If your parents decide to buy a new car, they might be attracted by a car…

    10 February 2020 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

    The delicate balance of the coral reef “When looking at a coral reef, we are fascinated by the enormous variety…

  • 13 May 2018 / Earth

    Small steps, great footprints

    Which one takes up more space, an apple or a steak? Have you ever wondered how much space is taken…

    15 November 2021 / Air

    How did Cop26 end?

    On Saturday afternoon in Glasgow, representatives of more than 200 countries attending the COP26 United Nations climate change conference reached…

  • 5 November 2021 / Air

    Cop26, the calendar for the climate conference

    1 November was the first day of the summit, the opening ceremony of which began with a speech by British…

    25 August 2021 / Air

    Geo-engineering: a contribution to mitigate climate change?

    Climate change is a fact. And the role of man in determining such change is scientifically established. Normally depicted by…

  • 29 April 2020 / Air

    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

    5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

  • 17 July 2018 / Air

    Tornadoes and waterspouts: phenomena that (also) occur in Italy

    When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado…

  • 23 October 2017 / Air

    Carbon Footprint

    CO2 emissions and lifestyles If your parents decide to buy a new car, they might be attracted by a car…

  • 10 February 2020 / Ecosystems

    Coral turns pale!

    The delicate balance of the coral reef “When looking at a coral reef, we are fascinated by the enormous variety…

  • 13 May 2018 / Earth

    Small steps, great footprints

    Which one takes up more space, an apple or a steak? Have you ever wondered how much space is taken…

  • 15 November 2021 / Air

    How did Cop26 end?

    On Saturday afternoon in Glasgow, representatives of more than 200 countries attending the COP26 United Nations climate change conference reached…

  • 5 November 2021 / Air

    Cop26, the calendar for the climate conference

    1 November was the first day of the summit, the opening ceremony of which began with a speech by British…

  • 25 August 2021 / Air

    Geo-engineering: a contribution to mitigate climate change?

    Climate change is a fact. And the role of man in determining such change is scientifically established. Normally depicted by…

  • 29 April 2020 / Air

    Lightning

    Help! a storm! Man has always been afraid of lightning, in fact in the past lightning was considered a sign…

  • 5 August 2019 / Air

    Summer wind

    A sixteen-year-old Swedish girl is braving the wind, cold and rain to take her protest against the changing climate onto…

  • 17 July 2018 / Air

    Tornadoes and waterspouts: phenomena that (also) occur in Italy

    When we talk about tornadoes, our thoughts immediately go to the immense American plains and the area known as “tornado…

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