Understanding the reasons for the sharp increase in temperatures in the Arctic compared to the rest of the planet, the so-called "Arctic amplification", investigating its complex mechanisms. This is the goal of the ECAPAC and SENTINEL projects, the first...
Two black holes, hundreds of millions of times more massive than the Sun, separated by a distance only a thousand times greater than that between the Earth and our star, and linked in an inexorable dance of approach which,...
Citizen science projects can be an effective response to current trends: in fact, on the one hand, the world of scientific research has opened up more to issues relating to the environment and citizenship, but it finds several difficulties,...
Forest vulnerability to drought is expected to increase under anthropogenic climate change, and drought-induced mortality and community dynamics following drought have major ecological and societal impacts. In recent decades, numerous cases of forest dieback and mortality have been reported in...
The climate changes had an increasing interest in the public opinion, just as meteorological events related to the global warming, that always more frequently determine huge damages and human victims. More attentions are dedicated to the growing influx of...
Corals absorb pollutants, in particular some hydrocarbons that have in fact been found in the skeleton of a species of coral widespread in the Mediterranean. This was revealed by a study conducted in collaboration between the Institute for Biological...
The growing use of nitrogen fertilizers in the worldwide food production is increasing atmospheric concentrations of nitrous oxide—the third most important long-lived greenhouse gas after carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4), which contributes to the reduction of stratospheric ozone....
The transition to an economy based on renewable energy sources requires the use of electrochemical methods to convert electrical energy into chemical energy and raw materials. A group of researchers from the Berlin Polytechnic, the Zurich Polytechnic, the Materials...
The Vulture is pleistocenic volcano localized in the north of Basilicata and it is the highest mountain of the southeastern sector of the Apennines with its 1327 m a.s.l., and also the easternmost volcanic centre of the whole Italian...
Big times for tree lovers. From reforestation apps aiming to become the ‘Tinder for trees’, to Trump’s commitment to join the One Trillion Trees Initiative, this year has seen a real boost in governments and start-ups’ efforts to repopulate...

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