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

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

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?

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

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

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?

Brazilian Biomes – Chapter 1: Caatinga

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

“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!

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Brazil’s Burning Beats

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

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

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?

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

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

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?

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

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?

EU Takes Decisive Action Against Greenwashing and Misleading Environmental Claims

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

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

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

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

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

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

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’?

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.

What time is it? It’s summer heatwaves time

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

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

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

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.

The Dark Side of AI

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?

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

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

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.

Caiçara People: Guardians of Brazil’s Coastal Heritage

Caiçara people are the guardians of Brazil’s coastal heritage. Their deep connection to water, their culture and way of life is threatened by urgent environmental challenges.

Circular Economy: Waste as a Secondary Raw Material

The linear economy model is no longer sustainable. By fully applying the circular economy model, two startups from Trentino, Italy, show how waste materials can be treated and converted into resources for different industries.

Spain’s Wetlands at Risk: We need different Agricultural Practices to Ensure Conservation

Southern Europe countries, like Spain, are sensitive to drought, which is an impending threat due to global warming. Wetlands are even more sensitive and key for biodiversity and human life. What can we do to protect them?