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Who’s coming to dinner

A shark in my hamburger Summer is finally here! As usual, we have waited for it all year long and now it is time for vacation and the sea. At the sea we definitely will not miss out on delicious…

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Pollination, a perfect alliance between plants and animals

Firmly rooted in soil, over the course of their evolution plants have had to develop biological mechanisms for feeding and reproduction without moving, a characteristic that differentiates them from animals which on the contrary move around to procure food and…

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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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Chapada Diamantina: a treasure beyond gemstones

White sandy beaches where winter never comes, the most exhilarating Carnivals in the world, the largest forest on Earth: these are some of the rarities for which Brazil is known. Yet, between the layers and folds of very ancient rock,…

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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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