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Pollinating insects at risk

Times are not so good for pollinating insects such as bumblebees, butterflies, wild bees, wasps, moths and hoverflies. These insects, which are gradually disappearing from meadows, have been brought to our attention by WWF: over the past 30 years, Europe…

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International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

This year has been designated by FAO (Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations) as the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). Promoting a healthy diet and lifestyle, reducing food waste and losses, improving food production and making…

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8 March. We remember Rosalind Franklin, the great female DNA scientist.

DNA was first isolated by Friedrich Miescher, a Swiss biochemist in 1869. It was a brilliant, but not complicated operation: DNA can be extracted from a mixture of any cells, even your own, even at home. The recipe for the…

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Bird thought to be extinct sighted in Borneo

A Black-browed Babbler (Malacocincla perspicillata), a bird of the Passeriformes order not seen since 1848, has been spotted in a forest in Kalimantan, on the island of Borneo in South-East Asia. The news of the rediscovery of the babbler was…

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In search of the riders of icebergs

International Polar Bear Day, set up by Polar Bears International, a non-profit organisation, was held on 27 February. The aim of day is to increase awareness in all of us of the challenges that polar bears must face daily due…

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Sea stars sentinels of climate change

The Norwegian Sea is home to a starfish that is a veritable sentinel of climate change. This starfish, which in English is called cookie-cutter seastar because of its shape similar to a cookie cutter, has become the subject of a…

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New study of the impact of illegal trafficking on biodiversity

Illegal wildlife trade and trafficking is worth billions of dollars a year and is decimating many species, some of which are already threatened with extinction. Despite being a major problem for biodiversity, there is a lack of global understanding of…

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Darwin Day 2021

12 February is Darwin Day, the annual event that falls on the birthday of Charles Darwin (born on 12 February 1809), the British naturalist who, with his theory of evolution, changed the interpretation of events in the world of nature.…

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National Food Waste Prevention Day

On February 5, we celebrate the National Food Waste Prevention Day, conceived and set up in 2014 by the Zero Waste campaign proposed by Last Minute Market with the University of Bologna - Department of Agrifood Science and Technology and…

 
 
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