Italy consumes about 500 million tons of natural resources a year, imports over 300 and at the same time generates more than 170 million tons of waste, with a circularity rate that is still at 17.7%: although a circularity...
If air pollution remains the main European environmental threat to health, with over 400,000 premature deaths in a year, there is another type of pollution, noise, which is equally devastating and lethal. In fact, 12 thousand premature deaths in...
Brescia and Bergamo have the highest death rate from fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Europe and Vicenza and Saronno are respectively in fourth and eighth place in a top ten of ten cities. A record that certainly does not...
The Joe Biden era has begun. A radical change for the United States and its climate policy, which his predecessor Trump had boycotted in favor of not-so-green initiatives, such as the withdrawal of states from the Paris Agreement. One of...
About a year after the unprecedented season of fires that hit Australia from June 2019 to February 2020, the toll is dramatic. But from the ashes of this devastating emergency WWF has launched the largest and most innovative nature...
A new WWF report has revealed how and why our planet has lost an area the size of California to deforestation in just over a decade. This shocking loss, totalling 43 million hectares in the tropics and sub-tropics alone,...
The record-breaking 2020 Antarctic ozone hole finally closed at the end of December after an exceptional season due to naturally occurring meteorological conditions and the continued presence of ozone depleting substances in the atmosphere. The 2020 Antarctic ozone hole...
The ban on animal tasting for alcohol, tobacco and other drugs of abuse has been postponed for another year. The stop to this practice was scheduled for January 1, 2021 but, just as happened in previous years, it has...
The list of Italian sites where the National Radioactive Waste Repository will be built has been published. Developed by Sogin, the CNAPI proposal was validated by ISIN (formerly ISPRA), and subsequently by the Ministries of Economic Development and the Environment....
One fund for the recovery of wild animals and one for the reclamation of orphaned sites. The last two days have certainly not been a rest for the Italian Minister of the Environment Sergio Costa who has placed two...

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