In September, work begins on the Maldives Floating City, the first floating city in the world
Maldives Floating City is called, the initiative of the Maldives government which aims to transform the archipelago into a floating city with low environmental impact. The project, whose preparatory work will begin next September, was born in 2018 from an idea of the entrepreneur Mark Collins Chen
Covid. Biodegradable masks made with milk waste. It will be possible thanks to the “SMascherATe” project which starts from the University of Catania
From milk waste it is possible to make masks against Covid-19 with zero environmental impact. This was revealed by the SMascherATe project, funded by the Ministry of University and Research. To develop it will be the University of Catania, that of Rome Tor Vergata and the Institute for the study of nanostructured materials of the CNR.
Leonardo DiCaprio donates 43 million euros for the protection of the Galapagos Islands
The Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has decided to donate $ 43 million to finance conservation operations in the area around the Darwin Arch, in the Galapagos Islands. What does the project foresee in the Galapagos Islands? Darwin’s bow fell into the sea as a result of natural erosion.
Tenerife becomes a Heritage for the conservation and safeguarding of whales
The west coast of Tenerife becomes the first European marine area to be recognized as a Whale Heritage Sites (WHS). This was announced by a press release from the Canary Islands Tourism in which it is explained that the stretch of sea between Tenerife and La Gomera is a true sanctuary of these marine species.
In France, we are moving towards the abolition of internal flights if the cities can be reached in two and a half hours by train
Stop to domestic flights if the cities can be reached comfortably in two and a half hours by train. The provision approved a few days by the French chamber and for which the Senate is now awaiting the yes, is part of the objective with which President Macron aims to reduce emissions by 40% by 2030, bringing them back to 1990 levels.
From Canada a new program that uses satellite technology to detect illegal fishing vessels
Canada launches a $ 7 million program that uses new satellite technology to combat illegal fishing. It is a special type of device used to locate and track vessels which, in order to carry out illegal fishing
Rome, Tevere River: One hundred kilos of plastic a day that don’t end up in the sea thanks to plastic catcher barriers
From October 2019 to April 2020, they made it possible to collect 2.3 tons of waste on the Tiber River in RomeIt is the plastic catcher barriers project which, launched in 2019, is giving more than positive results.
Vegetable meat printed in 3d. The patent is from an Italian researcher
A 3D printable meat that tastes like steak but isn’t. In fact, it is composed of plant products such as peas, algae and beetroot. The idea was born from an intuition of Giuseppe Scionti, 31, an Italian biomedical engineer who works and teaches at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, creator of a patent now taken over by Nova Meat
“No music on a dead planet.” The motto of the Music Declares Emergency movement, carried out by internationally renowned artists including Radiohead, the Pretenders and Billie Eilish
It’s called Music Declares Emergency movement that a group of influential artists and music industry people are taking to urge governments to take action to protect the Earth. Among them Radiohead, the Pretenders, Billie Eilish, but also important and famous record labels such as Abbey Road, Warner, Universal Production Music, Virgin EMI and Warner Music UK.
European Union, with the next CO2 regulations from 2035, only electric vehicles could be sold
Pascal Canfin, President of the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety, said: “The CO2 standard will be so strict that, in the current state of petrol and diesel engine technology, thermal powertrains will not they will be more able to meet the new limits”
Climate and emissions, EU Parliament approves border tax against CO2 relocation
MEPs have proposed to apply a price on the CO2 emissions of some goods imported into the EU, if they come from countries with less ambitious climate standards. This would create a global level playing field, as well as an incentive for European and non-European industries to decarbonise, in line with the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Recycle with bail for glass, plastic and aluminum bottles. The example of Lithuania.
Going from 34 to 92% of separate collection thus contributing to the protection of the planet. The experiment was successful in the small Baltic state of Lithuania, thanks to a bail system involving buyers and sellers.
The Empire State Building says goodbye to fossil energy
The most famous skyscraper in the world becomes sustainable. This is the Empire State Building, which was born to challenge the mother of all crises, the Great Depression, is now ready for another collective rebirth, under the banner of environmentalism
To support the protest of Indian farmers is mobilized singer Rihanna and not only
With the hashtag #farmersprotest preceded by a simple “Why don’t we talk about it?”, Published on her Twitter profile, the singer Rihanna has infuriated the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
It also cleans the air as it travels on hydrogen: Mirai the new Toyota car whose name in Japanese means “future”
It’s called “ Mirai ” and it’s the new born in Toyota . A hydrogen car that also cleans the air as it moves. Strange to say, but this is possible thanks to a catalyst filter incorporated in the air intake: while the latter is drawn into the vehicle to power the fuel cell, an electric charge on the non-woven filter element captures microscopic particles of pollutants
“Now” stories of six young climate activists. The work of the German photojournalist Jim Rakete presented at the Giffoni 50 winter Edition
Is called Now – A film for climate justice the documentary by the German photographer Jim Rocketsdedicated to young climate activists. Chosen to kick off # Giffoni50 – Winter edition, on 12 December last, it will be possible to watch live streaming, with subtitles in Italian, Sunday 20 December, at 17, on the platform Wanted zone.
Tasmania powered by 100% renewable energy. 2040 goal: reach 200% renewable energy
Tasmania is one of the few places in the world wholly powered by renewable energy. “Every Tasmanian should be proud that our state is the first in Australia and one of the few jurisdictions in the world to achieve this, while maintaining a key commitment from the 2018 elections,” announced Guy Barnett, energy minister for the country. ‘island.
Leaf Community: the first eco-sustainable community in Italy. The Loccioni company created it
The first eco-sustainable community in Italy, where you live in a zero-impact house, move with electric vehicles, study in a solar-powered school. An ambitious project which is located on the banks of the Esino river, in Angeli di Rosora, in the province of Ancona. Its name is Leaf Community.
The “green stars” of Michelin are born. After France and the Nordic countries, they also arrive in Italy
As has already happened in France and the Nordic countries, even the Italian edition of the Michelin Guide thinks of a recognition for the chefs who have adopted sustainable choices in their kitchens, with a careful eye on environmental protection, work ethic, correct supply chain relations and the fight against food waste. In fact, the new award that the Italian edition of the 2021 Michelin Guide reserves for greener restaurants is called “Green Stars”.
Lana Del Rey donates the proceeds of her new poetry book to bring clean water to Navajo communities
The American singer-songwriter and model Lana Del Rey donated $ 350,000 for the construction of water and solar systems in the territories inhabited by the Navajo, one of the most vulnerable communities in the United States that still, in 2020, lives in precarious conditions, without light and drinking water.
Italy is the most plastic free country in Europe. Stop with disposable plates, glasses and balloons
No more plastic plates, straws and cutlery by 2021 in Europe. In Italy, however, we take a step forward: goodbye also to glasses and balloons.
Milan greener city with the Forestami project
Three million trees by 2030 around the city of Milan. This is the objective of the project that bears the name of Forestami, born on the initiative of the Municipality of Milan and the Metropolitan City.
46 million dollar for sustainable development projects. The idea of U.S. congregations of Dominican sisters
An investment fund for over 46 million dollars for sustainable development projects. The idea was born from Sixteen U.S. congregations of Dominican sisters.
Spain: zero net emissions by 2050 and no subsidies for fossil fuels. The new bill presented in Parliament
The Spanish government has presented an ambitious climate bill in Parliament which, if approved, will allow Spain to reach zero net emissions by 2050 and 100 percent production from renewable sources.
Morgan Freeman: the actor who turned his ranch into a safe place for bee-friendly
He transformed his estate in Mississippi into a bee sanctuary, a magical and suggestive place where insects can live safely outside the dangers that cause their extinction. The actor Morgan Freeman personally feeds the bees with water and sugar, without taking any honey.
In Florence, a tree for every Covid victim. A forest dedicated to those who passed away due to Covid
The idea came from the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella, who thought of creating a wood to remember all those who died for Covid-19. “We will plant a tree for everyone who has left us” said the Mayor.
London “largest car free zone” in the world. The project was born from an idea of Mayor Sadiq Khan
London might be the largest car free city in the world. The project launched by Mayor Sadiq Khan has already been active since May 18.
Leonardo DiCaprio set up a fund for the protection of the Virunga national park
The American actor Leonardo DiCaprio will set up a two million dollar fund to protect Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He announced it on his Instagram profile.
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