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Protestas del Campo: la Necesidad de Reformar la Agricultura Española y Europea

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Estamos viendo numerosas protestas del mundo del campo en los últimos tiempos. ¿Cuáles son sus reclamaciones, cómo y a qué afectarían, y qué soluciones podrían tener?

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.

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Trees affected by the bark beetle. The low-density and light colored tree crown is a symptom of the ongoing attack.

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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?

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.

Principales resultados de la COP 28

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
La 28ª Conferencia de las Partes de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Cambio Climático (COP28) ha tenido lugar entre el 30 de noviembre y el 12 de diciembre, en Dubai. Aquí están algunos de los principales puntos, decisiones importantes, declaraciones y resultados.

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.

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Read and listen to one of our EcoComics and Podcast as told by young people of Trentino.

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

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.

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.

Los Efectos Ambientales del Mundial de Fútbol y Otros Grandes Eventos

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Tres continentes y seis países para la 100ª Copa del Mundo. Será un acontecimiento sin emisiones. Dos afirmaciones que no van de la mano. Tenemos que remodelar los valores que enseña el deporte y añadir la sostenibilidad.

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?

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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.

Gatos y otros invasores: amenazas a la biodiversidad local

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
El Gobierno español ha aprobado una nueva ley de Bienestar animal, pero no tiene en cuenta las especies invasoras. ¿Qué son y por qué es importante tratar con ellas de manera adecuada?

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

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?

Educación en Valores Ambientales: Crear la Mentalidad del Futuro

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Cada año que pasa parece crecer más el consumismo y nuestro afán por seguir creciendo sin límites. ¿Qué motivos pueden se la causa, y cómo podríamos cambiarlo?

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.

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.

Lectura verde: 5 libros para profundizar la conciencia ambiental

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Si te preocupa el medio ambiente y quieres profundizar en tus conocimientos y tener más información en temas relacionados con ello, aquí tienes algunos libros que pueden interesarte.
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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?

Proyecto 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.

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.

Caiçara People: Guardians of Brazil's Coastal Heritage

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
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

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Barbara Centis
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.

Humedales españoles en peligro: necesitamos prácticas agrícolas que aseguran la conservación

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
Los países de Europa del Sur, como España, son muy sensibles a la sequía, una amenaza creciente con el cambio climático. Los humedales son incluso más sensibles, y una pieza clave en cuanto a biodiversidad y la vida humana. ¿Qué podemos hacer para protegerlos?

Even the Netherlands Faces Imminent Shortage of Drinking Water

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Etienne Hoekstra
The Netherlands is renowned for its water management. Drinking water flows from the tap, but not for long if no immediate action is taken. What is happening in the water country per excellence?

The Alpine Drought Observatory

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Michele Claus
Eurac Research launched ADO, a drought observatory capable of monitoring precipitation and water shortages all over the Alps.

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

Drought in Italy: Perception and Reality

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Lorenzo Barbieri
The severe winter drought left most of Italy with critically low levels of water. Yet, for most Italians droughts are still seen as a temporary problem.

Like Dwarfs Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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Matteo Gecchelin
What are Monumental Trees and how can they be recognized? Like for our grandparents, it is up to us to remember them, protect them and value them for the good of society.

Social-Ecological Legacies of African-Brazilian Religions

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Sarah Santos Ferreira
The interaction between African and Brazilian ethnicities during the colonial period culminated in the formation of traditional terreiro communities, which still play important role for their social-ecological impact.

A New Green Mobility Plan for Trento, Italy

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Barbara Centis
The city of Trento sustains high levels of traffic every day. The city council has recently approved a new Green Mobility Plan that defines objectives and actions to promote local sustainable mobility.

Energía verde: ¿solución definitiva o parche?

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Paula Ruiz del Coro
En la Directiva Europea de Energías Renovables, se incluyen propuestas para excluir del Estudio de Impacto Ambiental a ciertas instalaciones de Energía Verde. ¿Qué efectos podrían tener estas medidas?

The (Un)Sustainable Sport

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Michele Claus
Some outdoor sports increase our happiness so much that sometimes we are forget about their environmental cost.

What are Companies’ Green Claims Built On?

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Etienne Hoekstra
You have most likely seen internationally renowned companies’ claims that their products are “carbon neutral”. But what are these green claims built on?

Plants Know Their Way Forward: Alpine Species Migrate to Escape Environmental Changes

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Matteo Gecchelin
Flowers and plants are moving unexpectedly in the Alps to survive. By escaping environmental changes they will somehow make it. Are we also ready to deal with the environmental changes that we are facing?
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