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En Route To Sustainability

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Pietro Boniciolli
Sailing is embracing environmental sustainability, aiming to reduce its environmental impact and promote environmentally friendly practices with a focus on pollution reduction and marine biodiversity protection.

The Country That Cried Wolf: Human and Wolves Relationship

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Some months ago, there was a proposal to lighten the protection status for the wolf in the EU. The proposal was turned down, but that was neither the beginning nor the end of the controversy this animal carries along.

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A Virtuous Example of Combining Tourism and Land Conservation: The Case of Val Poschiavo (Switzerland)

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Barbara Centis
Thanks to territorial brands, tourism becomes an opportunity for environmental protection and education: "100% Valposchiavo" is the first territorial brand coming from a non-urban area.

It Takes A Flower

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Matteo Gecchelin
Botanical discoveries drive mankind toward an incessant need for determination. Species that live in a territory are distinguished from others and named. A true botanical version of a treasure hunt.

Brazilian Biomes - Chapter 2: Cerrado The Inverted Forest

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Exploring the heart of Brazil, today we land on the Cerrado. Understand how the biome is a key piece for the safeguarding of Latin-American rivers and how you can make a difference in its survival.

The Olympic Forest Project

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Pietro Boniciolli
Initially focused on Mali and Senegal, the Olympic Forest aims to expand to the entire world by involving local communities.

The Dirty Water Dilemma

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Etienne Hoekstra
"We're Swimming in sh*t" was stated to indicate the massive amount of pollution in the oceans. We dive into the threads of sewage and chemical pollution to understand the challenges facing our waterways today.

Tales from the Caatinga: The Vision of an Expert

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Prof. Francisca Soares de Araújo, a biologist, and Sarah Ferreira discuss here the challenges of Caatinga. In this conversation, they talked about the dangers involved in the new dynamics of this Brazilian region.

March 26th: International Climate Day

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
32 years have passed since the 26th of March was deigned as Global Climate Day. How has climate changed these years and what do we have to do for the next ones?

Waste Management: State of the Art and Future Emergencies

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Barbara Centis
Waste production is one of the main environmental pressures because of its many drivers and impacts. Waste reduction is a priority and it needs to focus on waste management and lower waste production.

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Alm Sweet Alm

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Matteo Gecchelin
Pastures are a living part of Alpine culture and landscape. They are a history of men and animals, an example of integration between man and nature and represent a landmark for mountain agriculture, economy and society.

Close to the Water, Far From Home: Manx Shearwaters on Migration

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Jennifer Lüdtke
The Manx Shearwater embarks on an epic 11200 km migration each Autumn, from Islands in Northern Europe as far south as Patagonia, overcoming adversity in the face of storms, collision courses, predators and light pollution.

Forest Green Rovers: the Greenest Football Team in the World

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Pietro Boniciolli
Forest Green Rovers is an English football team becoming the world's first zero-emission club in 2018. The club aims to be a model of sustainability, showing that football can co-exist with environmental responsibility.

Farmer’s Strikes: The Need of Reshaping Spanish and European Agriculture

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
We have been seeing several strikes coming from the countryside lately. What are their claims, how and to what they can affect, and which are the possible solutions?

How the EU is Revising its 2040 Climate Targets amid Farmers' Strikes

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Etienne Hoekstra
Behind the EU's ambitious 2040 climate targets lurks a controversial omission of agricultural emissions and a heavy reliance on unproven carbon capture and storage technologies.

Will Bicycles Save the Big Cities?

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Lorenzo Barbieri
Can cars and pedestrians coexist in large cities? The number of cars is growing, and Italian mobility is unsustainable. Will the bicycle be the ideal way to get around metropolises?

Less for More: the Shrinkflation

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Michele Claus
Recently inflation has been on the rise and the cost of living has increased in all areas. Price increases are everywhere, but we would like to focus on one particular phenomenon plaguing supermarket products: shrinkflation.

A Battle in the Alps: A Story of Climate and Men

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Matteo Gecchelin
Ecological tensions in the Alps appear as intense today as never before. Are the mountains we have always believed immutable so indifferent to the shared actions of man and nature?

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Brazilian Biomes - Chapter 1: Caatinga

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
This year, we shall explore the Brazilian landscape! First stop: Caatinga, a place once seen as empty and forgotten. Discover why this ecosystem doesn't get what it deserves and learn its challenges in staying protected!

The Time of Glyphosate

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Barbara Centis
"But then, does glyphosate kill (as environmentalists say) or does glyphosate increase agricultural yields and ensure food globally (as farmers' representatives say)?"

2023: A Year to Strengthen our Socio-Environmental Activities!

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Mark L. Miller
An overview of our 2023: an industrious year that strengthened us and added momentum to our social-environmental activities.

The Main Outcomes of COP 28

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
The 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) has taken place from November 30th to December 12th in Dubai. Here are some of the main points, important decisions, declarations, and outcomes.

Sustainability Implications of Dutch Far-right Victory

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Etienne Hoekstra
The far-right victory of Dutch populist Geert Wilders fits into the growing right-wing sentiment in Europe. GreenMarked explored the implications of this election result for sustainability in the Netherlands.

The Point of View of AI

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Lorenzo Barbieri
Hello ChatGPT, can you write an essay of 500 words about the environmental impact of AI, by dividing it into an introduction, a main body and a conclusion?

The Alien Crayfish

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Michele Claus
The Louisiana red crayfish is an aggressive invasive species introduced by humans worldwide. Northern Italy is now facing its increasing spread and an outbreak of crayfish plague that has the potential to cause the extinction of the native species.

Enhancing Alpine Landscapes

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Matteo Gecchelin
How can forests protect us from natural hazards in the Alps? Technical preventive solutions have been accompanied by biological measures related to careful silvicultural practices for decades.

The Eco Comics & Podcast project is an entertaining collection of creative environmental stories told by teenagers from Trentino.

Brazil’s Burning Beats

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Brazil is grappling with heatwaves and water scarcity in the Northern region, where the Caatinga ecosystem is undergoing desertification. Climate action and water management strategies are urgently needed.

Losing Soil, Losing Opportunities. A Threat for Trentino

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Barbara Centis
Soil loss in Italy is increasing, especially in Trentino close to cities and tourist areas. Green areas prevent this loss and provide benefits to the health of communities. It is time to reverse the trend.

Football World Cup and Massive Events' Environmental Effects

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Three continents and six countries for the 100th World Cup. It will be an emission-free event. Two statements that do not go hand in hand. We need to reshape the values sport teaches and add sustainability.

Dutch Cities to Hit 50 Degrees?

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Etienne Hoekstra
The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has released new climate scenarios that provide insight into what weather changes await the Netherlands in the coming decades as a result of climate change.

Water and trees… concrete and smog

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Matteo Gecchelin
Water crises, water bombs, and overbuilding. Can we design better, greener and more functional cities for our future? Nature and technology can help us: Have you ever heard of rain gardens?

Eyes on Fire

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Explore how economic disparities and historical factors influence media coverage of environmental crises in Brazil, impacting the Amazon region.

A Deposit Return System for Single-Use Plastic: What Are We Waiting For?

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Lorenzo Barbieri
A Deposit Return System for single-use plastic can save us from a derailing waste management. "A Buon Rendere – molto più di un vuoto" tries to create such a system in Italy, to move towards a circular economy.

Cats and Other Invaders: A Threat to Local Biodiversity

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
The Spanish government has approved a new Law regarding animal safety, but it does not consider Invasive species. What are they and why is it essential to deal correctly with them?

The Social Media Detox aims to fight social media addiction, create an environment that promotes offline concentration, face-to-face relationships and a lifestyle more connected to nature and the mountains.

EU Takes Decisive Action Against Greenwashing and Misleading Environmental Claims

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Etienne Hoekstra
The EU started to tackle greenwashing and increase consumer awareness. This follows a trend of growing environmental awareness to ensure that ecological claims match genuine efforts to protect our Planet.

12 Years Later: the Ghost of Fukushima's Water

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Lorenzo Barbieri
2011: an earthquake and a tsunami provoked a nuclear accident in Japan. To cool down the reactor was used seawater. 2023: that seawater is now coming back to the ocean. Is it safe for humans, flora and fauna?

The Glacier Caravan from Satellite

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Michele Claus
The Glacier Caravan, now in its fourth edition, ended recently. We will retrace the 6 stages through as many satellite images of each glacier, allowing everyone to see how dramatic the situation is with each passing year.

Blue Water, Clear Water… Mountain Water

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Matteo Gecchelin
Nothing new on the forestry front! Hydrogeological safety technologies still pick up from the past. Time changes, but the people's needs remain unchanged. Will we know how to do better than our ancestors?

From Crisis to Culture: The Birth of Ribeirinho Communities

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Discover Amazon's riverside communities. Explore their lifestyle, challenges, and the impact of environmental disasters. Dive into a story of resilience and connections with rivers: meet the Ribeirinhos.

The Summer of Hail Storms in Northeastern Italy

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Barbara Centis
Gigantic hailstones have repeatedly hit farm fields in northeastern Italy this summer. Will these extreme hailstorms become the “new normal” in Italy?

Education in environmental values: shaping future mindsets

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
As years go by, it seems that consumerism and our want for unlimited growth increases. Why does this happen and what can we do about it?

Extreme summer heat as the 'new normal'?

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Etienne Hoekstra
Never such a hot day. Never such a hot week. Never such a hot month. Chances are that 2023 will be the warmest year on record. Forest fires, tourist evacuations, crop failures and floods are the "new normal" you will hear people say. We show you why it's not.

Follow the adventures of the Eco-Team in our breathtaking Eco-Battles comic!

What time is it? It’s summer heatwaves time

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Matteo Gecchelin
Summer heatwaves turn out to be a predictable phenomenon for Italy. It is in recent weeks that the Ministry of Environment and Energy Security published the new National Climate Change Adaptation Plan. Will this be a definite turning point for our Country? In the meantime, heat persists, and even small provincial towns far from urban centers are affected by global climate dynamics.

Quilombola Communities: the resilience of a contemporary past

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
Brazil's rich cultural tapestry is interwoven with a diverse array of ethnic groups, each contributing to the nation's vibrant heritage. Among these, the Quilombolas stand out as a testament to the resilience and tenacity of their slaved African ancestors who resisted oppression and sought freedom during the dark chapters of history.

Water Emergency is the New Normal in Trentino

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Barbara Centis
Low water levels in lakes and reduced discharge rates in rivers, low precipitation rates and thinner glaciers. This is and will be the new normality for Trentino’s waters.

Green Literature: 5 books to deepen into Environmental Consciusness

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
If you are someone that cares about the environment and want to deepen your knowledge or your information into topics related to it, here are some books that may be of your interest.
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The Dark Side of AI

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Etienne Hoekstra
We are slowly becoming familiar with the possibilities of artificial intelligence. We ask Siri about the weather or have ChatGPT type our work emails. But what lies behind the innovation? This article sheds light on the dark sides of AI, revealing the potential dangers, ethical dilemmas and societal consequences of the widespread use of AI. Is it worth the price?

Drinking Water from the Sea: the World's Next Edge?

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Lorenzo Barbieri
Desalination by reverse osmosis is the most common method of obtaining potable water from the sea. Already widely used in the Middle East, the Pacific Countries, America and even Europe, it ensures water security in many countries. However, it is too early to call this method "what will save us from global water shortage" because it is still too energy inefficient.

Friends of Mother Earth the Brotherhood of Francis

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Riccardo Codevilla
Social Friendship heals the limits of modern individualism. Pope Francis shows us a new world, a new diet of existence, a new way of life that embraces the horizon of a mankid that is friendly to its neighbor. The closest neighbor is indeed Planet Earth, of which we are an integral part. How can we make this evolutionary leap? The Encyclical "Brothers All" gives us enlightening advice that we will explore, at least in part.

A Pinnacle Crumbles in the Alps: Hydrogeological Safety in Veneto and Trentino

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Matteo Gecchelin
Two iconic pinnacles on the Veneto-Trentino border give way after a week of thunderstorms. Funding and technical knowledge are needed to prevent hydrogeological risk and strategic choices are needed to best guide the course of nature.
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