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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…

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A-76, the world’s largest iceberg

A huge iceberg, not much bigger than the Spanish island of Majorca, has broken off from the Ronne Ice Shelf in Western Antarctica and is now floating in the Weddell Sea. The iceberg, known as A-76, is about 170 km…

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Lost ice

According to a study conducted by a French and Swiss research team recently published in the leading journal Nature, continental glaciers, i.e. those found on mountains or in colder lands, are disappearing. The researchers have mapped more than 200,000 continental…

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Blue Flag Beaches 2021

There are 416 bathing resorts in Italy that this year will be able to fly the "Blue Flag 2021", a recognition awarded by the NGO Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) for excellence in bathing water. The award-winning beaches are located…

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World Water Day 2021

Try to imagine our lives without water: we could not drink, eat or wash ourselves. There would be no plants and animals, no rain, no seas, rivers, lakes... In short, without water, life on Earth would not exist. This is…

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Transition paths of plastic in oceans have been identified

Sea currents and winds transport tonnes of plastic from the coast to the open sea every day and then channel it into ocean gyres, where plastic islands form. There are six floating plastic islands in the oceans: two in the…

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Aqua Film Festival 2021

The most precious commodity we have, water, is the star of a dedicated event, which will take place in Rome from 25 to 27 March 2021. This is the Aqua Film Festival, an international festival now in its fifth edition,…

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From washing machines to the Arctic Ocean

The problem of microplastics has been recognised for some time now, and we know that they are found in seas and oceans all over the globe. They can even be found in the oceans around the Arctic ice cap: before…

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The last Venezuelan glacier is about to disappear

Within just a few years, the Pico Humboldt glacier, at an altitude of 4,940 meters in the Sierra Nevada National Park, will have completely disappeared. This is the last glacier in Venezuela, the melting of which has been accelerated by…

 
 
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