Daily Archives: October 21, 2020

14 posts

Plastic for food? No thanks! New eco-sustainable solutions for food packaging

To define the current era, the term “Plasticene” has been proposed: plastic fragments throughout the world are continuously detected in oceans, soil, sediments and air. Just to have an order of magnitude, according to a recent study conducted by the University of Pisa, the amount of microplastics on Italian beaches […]

At the mercy of the tides

…. Thus amidst this immensity lies my thought: and TO shipwreck is sweet to me in this sea. Giacomo Leopardi’s twenty-one-year-old sea, however, was not water, it was the representation of that infinity that was the silence, the eternal, with which the poet measured the reasons and absurdities of life. […]

Smart cities? But how smart?

Smart cities. Which means cities designed and organized in an “intelligent” way. A multidimensional intelligence that is expressed in intelligent economy, intelligent mobility, intelligent environment, intelligent people, intelligent life, intelligent governance. The intelligence we are talking about refers above all to the capacity for innovation in the eco-sustainability of urban […]

Connections between nature and technology

It was the end of the seventies. The deep wounds that the uncontrolled industrial development inflicted on people and the environment favored the birth and growth of environmental associations, while the interest in endangered nature increased. Technological development, linked to cameras and new photosensitive emulsions, gave the final impulse to […]

The sky of May

The Sun is not … constant The Sun is in the constellation of Aries from April 19th to May 13th, remaining there for about 24 days; then it passes into the constellation of Taurus where it remains until June 21, taking about 38 days to then pass into Gemini. Actually, […]

Close encounters at San Rossore, unique emotion!

Late Spring in the park, wild irises and buttercups stain the ditches while yellow, white and pink patches of wild garlic color the edges of the paths. The green meadows are dotted with daisies, here and there tufts of blue irises sprout; presences can be glimpsed between the blades of […]

Migrate in a changing world

Migration is a completely dynamic phenomenon that over time has evolved in parallel with changing environmental and climatic conditions in particular. To maintain its character of survival strategy, the adaptive changes that migration must face are therefore continuous. As a result, the different species must optimize their movement strategies in […]