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Youth Cop Milano 28 September - 2 October, a global youth climate conference ahead of Cop 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

After striking for the climate on Friday, September 24, activists from the Fridays for Future movement, along with young people from all over the world, are gathered in Milan from today, September 28, until the 30th, for the Youth Cop, a global youth climate conference, ahead of Cop 26 in Glasgow, Scotland, in November.Among them was Swedish activist Greta Thunberg. "We can no longer wait for empty and useless discussions, showcasing personalities who, while dyeing their communication green, continue to stand in the way of a fair ecological transition: it's time to really listen to our voices."A group of climate...

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International Day of Peace 21 September 2021

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another. And we must make peace with nature....

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World Cleanup Day September 18 2021

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

Millions of people from up to 180 countries have pledged to participate in the fourth World Cleanup Day held on Saturday, September 18. A 24-hour green wave of cleanups, socially distanced and safe, is stretched across the planet beginning in Fiji and ending in Hawaii.  World Cleanup Day is the largest single peacetime civic action against waste, aimed at raising awareness of the scale of the global waste crisis threatening the environment and the lives of millions of people and all living beings. The most recent World Cleanup Day was organized last year in 2020 and engaged 11 million people...

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If you live in the city your skin ages faster

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

A new study has highlighted the consequences of pollution on the skin of people living in large cities.  Can the climate crisis also cause damage to our epidermis? Air pollution also affects our body's first line of defense: our skin. Cases of atopic dermatitis, itching, psoriasis and acne are on the rise.  In urban pollution, researchers have identified as many as 224 chemicals that are harmful to skin health. These substances lead to premature skin aging. The dust present in the polluted air of large cities is to blame. They form a film on the skin along with other pollutants, thus preventing the...

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Gulf of Mexico, hundreds of oil spills reported after Hurricane Ida

Posted by Maria Beatrice Barberis on

Among the very heavy environmental, economic and human damage from Hurricane Ida, one must also count hundreds of oil spills. Hurricane Ida, with its winds of up to 240 kilometers per hour, struck an area dense with oil platforms at sea and refineries on land. Currently, 88% of offshore production is at a standstill and about a hundred platforms have remained deserted. All this while the U.S. Coast Guard is working on 350 separate reports of oil spills in the Gulf of Mexico. (source:lifegate.it) Leave oil in the ground, use renewables, remove plastics from your life, adopt an eco-friendly lifestyle...

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