Italy’s renewable sources

Renewable energy sources in Italy The Energy Services Operator (GSE) periodically publishes data and statistics on the renewable energy sources used in Italy. The release of the "Energy from Renewable Sources in Italy - 2019" Statistical Report (published in 2021…


FAO report on the state of soils published

Soils play a vital role in maintaining the ecological balance of ecosystems and are a resource without which we humans could not live. First of all, they ensure the production of 95% of the food that mankind feeds on. Secondly,…


Draft of the next IPCC report on climate published

The draft of the next report by the IPCC – the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – is clear: a rise in global warming to above the limit set by the Paris Agreement on climate would have "irreversible impacts…


Lignin-derived carbon supercapacitators for electricity storage

In recent years, wood has emerged as a new source of innovation for several research areas, including energy storage. One example are the new lignin-derived carbon supercapacitors produced by Imperial College London and University College London. The research group has…


A new study explains how the Earth’s energy balance is changing

The Earth's climate is based on a delicate balance between the incoming energy, arriving from the Sun mainly in the form of light, and the outgoing energy, radiated from the Earth into space in the form of heat (infra-red thermal…


A turtle’s life

World Sea Turtle Day is held on 16 June. First established in 2008, the day is now supported by Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC), which campaigns for the survival of these animals. The day also commemorates Dr. Archie Carr, founder of…


The world below

Journey to the Centre of the Earth is a famous science fiction novel written by the great Jules Verne in 1864, as well as a series of films based on it, the first of them in 1959, with the same…


World Oceans Day 2021

World Oceans Day is held on 8 June. Established on 8 June 1992 during the environmental summit in Rio de Janeiro and recognised in 2008 by the United Nations too, its purpose is to underline the importance of this inestimable…


World Environment Day

World Environment Day is celebrated on 5 June. It has been promoted by the United Nations since 1972 with the aim of raising public awareness of environmental problems and encouraging attention and, therefore, action by governments. In fact, on 15…

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