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Jul 21, 2020

Our future must be green

World Environment Day comes this year to a planet that is preoccupied with the effects of COVID-19, a pandemic that has played with the lives of millions and affected some two-thirds of the people that share this planet. And as nations emerge from the darkest days of the coronavirus crisis, there is a

Jul 20, 2020

Il sogno e la ricerca di materiali alternativi

L’effetto “Greta Thunberg” ha travolto l’opinione pubblica e contribuito a far aumentare il livello di attenzione sui temi dello sviluppo sostenibile e dei cambiamenti climatici. Lo stiamo notando nei crescenti spazi riservati all’argomento da parte dei media ma anche nelle sollecitazioni a comportamenti virtuosi che si avvertono, di conseguenza, nell’opinione pubblica e, ragionando

Jul 20, 2020

I rischi dell’inquinamento indoor

Si è accennato, nel numero di MAG di gennaio-febbraio, all’inquinamento presente nelle nostre abitazioni, del grande tempo che passiamo all’interno di queste e di quanto la nostra coscienza ambientale, attenta all’aspetto della qualità dell’aria esterna, non abbia percezione dell’esistenza del fenomeno. Esaminiamo ora nello specifico quali possono essere realmente i veleni che troviamo

Jul 19, 2020

About planet SOS

Every part of the globe is feeling the heat of the climate and ecological emergency. Many of the world’s leading scientists are warning of an existential crisis in the face of irreversible and adverse changes to the earth’s climate. Al Jazeera’s environmental show Planet SOS explores the issues around climate, nature and pollution

Jul 17, 2020

I numeri della Plastic Pollution

Ci sia augura che, a fronte della notevole attenzione dedicata dai media e delle frequentazioni di luoghi vacanzieri, quella del 2019 possa esser definita l’estate della definitiva presa di coscienza dell’inquinamento causato dalla plastica (Plastic Pollution). Una battaglia, quella contro ciò che deriva dalla dispersione di questo materiale nell’ambiente, che vede impegnate istituzioni,

Jul 16, 2020

With an eye on the environment, New Zealand

The New Zealand government unveiled plans for a program which aims to tackle greenhouse gas emissions in the building and construction sector, and potentially futureproofs the built environment against the impacts of climate change. Initially, the Building for Climate Change program will focus on the expansion of insulation and glazing requirements in new

Jul 14, 2020

Why making small, green changes to your lifestyle

How can something as simple and homely as making raspberry juice in Peckham have anything to do with saving the planet? Many writers and environmental campaigners argue that greening our own lifestyles is a waste of time as we should be devoting all efforts on pressing for government action. If changing our own

Jul 3, 2020

South pole warmed ‘three times faster’ than global average over past 30 years

The world’s southernmost weather station has seen record-high temperatures over the past three decades.The record heat was driven largely by natural swings in Antarctica’s climate, but appears very likely that it worked in tandem with human-caused warming.The Amundsen-Scott station, located at Antarctica’s south pole, recorded warming that was three times higher than the

Jun 28, 2020

A Healthy Home Environment Helps Us Breathe Better

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends about 90 percent of their time indoors, either at home, school, or work. The quality of our indoor environment can have a significant impact on our health, especially for children and for people with asthma and allergies. Children are particularly vulnerable to potential