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Earth Day 2021

The 22nd April is Earth Day, one of the biggest events dedicated to environmental protection. Each year, events and initiatives aimed at raising awareness on environmental issues are held worldwide. Instituted by the United Nations, Earth Day serves as a…

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Bicocca University brings sustainability to homes

Thanks to the "Presenti!" initiative, one of the five projects selected in the third edition of the crowdfunding programme of theUniversity of Milan-Bicocca, 400 families in the city of Milan, with children aged 6 to 11, will receive a gift…

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Anthropogenic mass exceeds biomass. Study published in Nature.

A recent study conducted by a group of researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel has estimated that the "anthropogenic mass" present on the planet has now exceeded the biomass, that is, all living organisms, whether plants or…

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Urban ecosystem 2020

Trento, Mantua and Pordenone top the ranking in the Urban Ecosystem 2020 Report, the annual dossier prepared by Legambiente, with the scientific contribution of the Istituto di Ricerche Ambiente Italia and the editorial collaboration of Il Sole 24 Ore which,…

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The Earth seen from above: signs of fires

This image was taken by the ASTER sensor installed on the NASA TERRA satellite platform. The image was taken on 27 July 2005 and shows the north-eastern part of Sardinia. The RGB representation is composed of the 8-3-2 bands of…

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Earth viewed from above

Remote satellite sensing: what it is and what it is used for In the scientific field, the images produced by the sensors on board Earth observation satellites make it possible to observe vast territories and investigate beyond simple human vision.…

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Microplastics found in 11 protected areas in the United States

Even the wildest and most remote areas of our planet are now increasingly threatened by plastic and increasingly less uncontaminated. A recent study entitled Plastic rain in protected areas of the United States, published in the journal Science, found large…

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World Environment Day 2020

5 June is World Environment Day, during which governments around the world, but also individual citizens, are called upon to reflect on the health of our planet. This anniversary was established by the United Nations General Assembly 48 years ago…

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Italian Overshoot Day reached

This year once again we have reached Italian Overshoot Day, the moment when we would have used up the resources available for a year if the whole planet consumed as much as our country. From tomorrow, May 15, we will…

 
 
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