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6.6 million trees against urban pollution

By 2024, 6.6 million trees will be planted in Italy's 14 metropolitan cities to combat air pollution, climate change and the loss of biodiversity: this is the objective of the "Protection and enhancement of urban and suburban green areas" measure…

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World Wetlands Day 2022

2 February is World Wetlands Day, set up in 1997 to commemorate the anniversary of the "Convention on Wetlands of International Importance", signed in Ramsar (Iran) in 1971. The Convention was set up by the UN with the aim of…

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The relentless deforestation of the Cerrado

In Brazil, deforestation is advancing relentlessly, not only in the Amazon forest. Even the Cerrado, the great tropical savannah that crosses Brazil, has for years been subject to intense deforestation to make room for single-crop farming, livestock breeding and coal…

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Endangered dragonflies and threatened wetlands

Dragonflies have inhabited planet Earth for 300 million years and there are currently 6,016 known species. According to the latest version of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species, 16% of known dragonfly and…

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Coral reefs, 14% of corals lost

Coral reefs are home to around 25% of all marine species, protect and ensure the well-being of the coastline and provide food and economic support to hundreds of thousands of people. Unfortunately, the health of this very important ecosystem is…

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More forests less CO2, here are the figures from the Italian forest inventory

According to data from the National Inventory of Forests and Forest Carbon Sinks, carried out by the Carabinieri and the Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics, in 10 years the Italian forest area has increased by about…

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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…

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Three Italian parks have been included in the IUCN Green List

The Tuscan Archipelago National Park and the Casentino Forests National Park have joined the prestigious "Green list"of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The Gran Paradiso National Park has been confirmed on this list for the third time…

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Seas are getting warmer and fish are migrating to the Poles

Global warming is reaching the bottom of the sea and upsetting the delicate balance of ecosystems. Rising water temperatures have a strong impact on biodiversity in marine ecosystems. A group of Australian and New Zealand researchers have identified the risk…

 
 
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