July has been the hottest month in 142 years

If we were to go back 142 years we would not find a July as hot as this year's. In fact, since we began regularly monitoring the temperature of our Planet, there have never been temperatures as high in July…


How much will sea levels have risen in cities by 2150?

In 2150, the coasts and the landscape around them will differ considerably from those we know today. Some islands, well-known beaches and art cities, such as Venice, will be flooded by the sea, because its level is rising due to…


World Elephant Day

Today, August 12, we celebrate World Elephant Day as a reminder that there are currently less than 450,000 elephants surviving in Africa. In 2021, both forest elephants (Loxodonta africana) and savannah elephants (Loxodonta cyclotis) were included in the highest risk categories…


Overshoot day reached

Every day the Earth offers us countless resources, such as food, timber, CO2 absorption by forests and oceans, fibre, space to live. Today, July 29, mankind has reached the day when the demand for resources and services exceeds what the…


The Amazon rainforest emits more CO2 than it absorbs

The Amazon rainforest is the largest area of tropical forests on Earth and has proven to be an important carbon sink in recent decades. The Amazon's carbon sink capacity now seems to be declining due to factors such as deforestation…


Sindaco pedala!, the campaign to promote sustainable mobility

"Mayors, get on your bikes and show what it means to ride in your city". This is the call for "slow mobility" launched by the "Sindaco pedala!" campaign for the summer of 2021. As you can guess from its title,…


Global electricity demand and renewables: forecasts according to IEA

Renewable energy is growing fast, but not fast enough to keep up with the increase in the global electricity demand in 2021 and 2022. After a 7% growth in 2020, renewable electricity generation is expected to increase by 8% in…


International Mediterranean Day

Each 8 July since 2014, we celebrate the International Day of the Mediterranean Sea to remind us how important it is to raise awareness on the state of health of the Mare Nostrum and the dangers that threaten it. The…


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,…

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