The first Italian flying taxi. It will connect Rome with Fiumicino airport
A real zero-emission flying taxi that will connect the city of Rome with the Leonardo Da Vinci airport of Fiumicino. The aircraft will be called VoloCity and, in addition to the savings in terms of emissions, it will also contribute to shortening the times and distances that separate the city from the airport.
Portugal becomes “carbon free”. The last power plant in the country closed
Portugal has officially said goodbye to coal by also shutting down the last Pego power plant, about 150 km north-east of Lisbon. With the closure of the last plant still active in the country, which took place on 20 November, the Iberian country became the fourth state in the European Union to no longer depend on this fossil fuel for the production of electricity. An important step, with which the country becomes the fourth in Europe to be “carbon free”, after Belgium, Austria and Sweden.
A half-million square kilometer marine protected area will rise in the Pacific: a project announced at COP 26 in Glasgow
The immense marine protected area of the eastern tropical Pacific will stretch for 500,000 square kilometers, a project that was announced at COP 26 in Glasgow by the governments of Panama, Ecuador, Colombia and Costa Rica.
Cop 26: disappointing results, but let’s try to understand what the positive outcomes of the climate conference were
Everyone has talked about it as the appointment of the year to take stock is to find solutions to the real climate crisis, but what were the real goals achieved by Cop 26 in Glasgow? What did the much-discussed climate conference bring about?
In France, stop of animals in the circus and a ban on the sale of dogs and cats in shops
France has decided to take action to improve animal welfare, with a bill that will cover wild and domestic animals. Among the novelties, the ban on selling puppies in shops and involving wild animals in circus shows.
A skyscraper vegetable garden in China: the project is by the Italian Carlo Ratti
A garden skyscraper that will be built in southern China and will also be able to house offices and commercial activities. The project is by the Turin architect Carlo Ratti. It will be called Jian Mu Tower and will be built in the city of Shenzhen.
“Orka” the Icelandic plant to remove CO2 from the atmosphere
An implant capable of capturing carbon dioxide. The idea was born in Iceland, near the Hellisheidi geothermal power plant, located in Hengill, less than 30 kilometers from the capital Reykjavik. Its name is Orka and it is the largest CO2 capture plant in the world, capable of absorbing carbon dioxide and sending it deep into the ground, thus making it harmless to humans and removing this dangerous substance from the atmosphere.
Argentina becomes the first country in the world to ban caged salmon farming
An aggressive fish, dangerous for the environment and also farmed in an inhumane way: this is why a bill was unanimously approved in Argentina that prohibits the farming of salmon in open net enclosures, effectively making Tierra del Fuego the first country in the world to abolish it.
Spain says goodbye to plastic packaging for fruit and vegetables in supermarkets and shops
An initiative in support of the environment that provides for a stop to plastic packaging starting from 2023. The ban on the packaging of fruit and vegetables will apply to all batches weighing less than 1.5 kg.
In the world we return to the streets with the Fridays for Future
Today, Friday, September 24, Fridays for Future are back in the streets for the Global Climate Strike, to call for swift climate action from world leaders.
Tottenham-Chelsea. The first game in the world to be zero-emission
The Premier League this year will be a league in support of the environment. The next Tottenham derby against Chelsea, scheduled for 19 September, will be the first zero-emission football match.
New Zealand intends to save its national symbol animal from extinction
New Zealand is working to bring the population of Kiwis, the symbolic birds of the archipelago, back to 100,000 by 2030, to combat their extinction. And this is how, already this year, the first results begin to be glimpsed: the song of the Kiwis slowly begins to resonate in the streets.
Ikea will start selling renewable energy
The Swedish company Ikea is increasingly turning to renewable energy. The new offer of the Swedish giant called STRÖMMA, a subscription to clean electricity, starts with this objective.
Truck fueled with the scraps of whiskey processing. The “Green” solution of a Scottish distillery
Scraps from whiskey processing used as fuel for truck. It is the solution found by the famous Scottish distillery Glennfiddich, as a way to reduce the emissions of the truck fleet and reduce its environmental impact. A solution that the company intends to propose also to all Scottish distilleries.
Paris is one of the greenest cities in Europe
Paris greener city by 2030The mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, intends to transform Paris into a green metropolis by 2030. The intention, in fact, is to leave a smaller carbon footprint for the protection of the environment and the Parisian population.
From Korea a membrane to desalinate the water and make it drinkable in a few minutes
Engineers from the Korean Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT) have developed a special membrane, made of nanofiber, which allows water to be easily desalinated to make it drinkable.
The Canadian law that defines plastic as toxic
According to CEPA, Canada’s environmental protection law, plastic items are now considered toxic.CEPA, with this decision, has sent a solid communication to the plastics industry stating that its use has damaged the environment and the government intends to demonstrate this and abolish its use. The list of plastic as toxic came after conducting an assessment of the pollution levels created by using this material.
G20: The World Powers in Support of the Carbon Tax
On the part of the most important world economic powers there is the will to impose a minimum tax on CO2 emissions. This is what emerged in the context of the G20 which was held from 7 to 11 July in Venice. The finance ministers of the major world powers have in fact approved, for the first time, the principle of taxation of CO2 emissions.
Zhi Xiang, the Chinese monk who has saved over 8.000 animals from the street since 1994
His name is Zhi Xiang, the 51-year-old Buddhist monk from Shanghai who transformed his Bao’en temple into a real animal shelter. In fact, from 1994 to today, this man has saved many animals from the street, over eight thousand, including dogs, stray cats, but also chickens, geese and peacocks.
A Smart Forest City in Mexico. The project of an architects’ studio in Milan
A forest city will also arise in Cancun, Mexico. The project is by the Stefano Boeri Architetti studio in Milan. It will be built in an area south of the Mexican city of Cancun previously intended to house a shopping center.
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”
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