Climate change is a complex phenomenon involving a wide range of interactions between extreme climate events and natural and anthropogenic components. Severe weather events affected large forest areas in the last decades, changing the ability to provide ecosystem services...
The Arctic Ocean began warming rapidly at the beginning of the 20th century, decades earlier than modern experimental measurements have so far documented. The news comes from an international research group coordinated by the Institute of Polar Science (Cnr-Isp)...
The old-growth forests constitute a heritage of inestimable ecological and environmental value, as they represent small vestiges of how Europe's past primeval forest may have looked. The characteristics that distinguish an old-growth forest are typical of the final stages...

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The mammalian brain continues to generate neurons throughout life, from neural stem cells, in two specific areas called neurogenic niches: the dentate gyrus of the hippocampus and the subventricular area. The production of neurons particularly affects episodic memory, which...
The health of forests is becoming increasingly vulnerable. The causes of this phenomenon are different: from the increasingly frequent and intense extreme climatic events to human mismanagement. In recent decades the forest decline phenomena have been reported across the...
For the first time, thanks to the analysis of an ice core taken from the east coast of Greenland, in Renland, the history of forest fires in Iceland over the last 5,000 years has been reconstructed. The discovery was...
Floods, heavy rainfall and inundation are increasingly threatening the integrity and survival of Europe's cultural heritage. Thanks to the collaboration between the Institute of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the National Research Council (CNR-Isac) in Bologna, the Institute of...
Several studies in 2020 analysed the variation of tropospheric ozone (O3) as a function of the restriction measures put in place to contain the spread of VOCID-19. Most of these these studies have been conducted mainly in urban or...
The Amazon rainforest generates some of the rain that falls in its own area, as it takes water from the soil and transpires it into the surrounding air, thus sustaining itself. A study by the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences...
The calabro-lucanian boundary area geologically represents a key zone for understanding the orogenetic processes in this Apenninic sector and, at a bigger scale, the Mediterranean geodynamic processes. The Pollino Massif is a National Park from 1993, characterised by 192.565...

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