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Risk analysis of contaminated sites: opportunities and prospects 10 years after the "Methodological criteria"Jan 22, 2020Risk analysis of contaminated sites: opportunities and prospects 10 years after the "Methodological criteria"

Roma, 11 Febraury

In the assessment and management of contaminated sites, site-specific risk analysis represents a very important decision-making tool that allows to establish the contamination status of an area, the possible need for remediation and safety measures, and also purposes of human health protection and environmental resources. The manuals "Methodological criteria for the application of the absolute risk analysis of contaminated sites" and "Methodological criteria for the application of the absolute risk analysis to landfills" were the first examples of sharing and homogenization of technical / scientific procedures at national level in environmental matters between APAT (now ISPRA) and regional agencies for environmental protection.

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Third day of Geology and History: Underground cavities hidden or disappeared under the urban contextJan 21, 2020Third day of Geology and History: Underground cavities hidden or disappeared under the urban context

Rome, 22 january

The Department for the Geological Service of Italy - ISPRA, the Italian Geographic Society and SIGEA propose a study-day on "Underground cavities hidden or disappeared under the urban context". This event is the third module of the cycle "Third day of Geology and History". The theme dealt with in this study day will focus on the numerous underground voids still present below the Italian cities and in particular in the metropolitan areas, such as Rome, Naples, Cagliari and Palermo.


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Handbooks for monitoring species and habitats of Community interest (EU Directives 92/43/EEC and 09/147/CE) in Italy: marine environmentJan 15, 2020Handbooks for monitoring species and habitats of Community interest (EU Directives 92/43/EEC and 09/147/CE) in Italy: marine environment

This handbook is aimed at providing a standardised methodological guidance for the implementation of national monitoring programs of the Italian marine species and habitat types. According to the European guidelines, the assessments of species and habitat must be carried out at biogeographical scale, by compiling information on specific parameters. For each species and habitat listed in the Habitat Directive’s annexes, the conservation status needs to be assessed at scale of biogeographical region (the Mediterranean Marine Region), combining data on some parameters. "Range" (based on actual distribution), "Population", “Habitat for the species” and "Future Prospects" are the parameters for the species, whereas “Area”, “Range”, “Structure and Functions” and “Future Prospects” are those for the habitats.

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ISPRA videos in Castelporziano woodNov 21, 2019ISPRA videos in Castelporziano wood

The  Castelporziano wood estate, which extends from the outskirts of Rome to the Tyrrhenian coast, represents a unique environmental heritage in Italy and of great value on a scale throughout the entire Mediterranean basin. For over 30 years ISPRA (initially as the National Institute for Wild Fauna, later merged in the National System for Environmental Protection), collaborates with the Presidency of the Republic to survey fauna populations, follow their demographic dynamics, providing indications for conservation and management of Ungulati populations.

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CleanAir@School, 14 november event-launchNov 10, 2019CleanAir@School, 14 november event-launch
Today Rome, at the Sala della Regina di Montecitorio, the CleanAir @ School launch event will be held. The presentation will be chaired by Alessandro Bratti, DG Ispra Vice President of the European Environment Agency.The CleanAir @ School project is an environmental education initiative and of Citizen Science EPA Network.
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Trees National Day

Trees National DayNov 21, 2019Trees National Day

Today is celebrated in Italy th Tree National Day established as a national anniversary with a law of the Italian Republic that came into force in February 2013. The aim of the event is to enhance the importance of the tree heritage and to remind the fundamental role played by wood and from the forests. According to data from the ISPRA Urban Areas Report, the total of monumental trees, on a metropolitan scale, amounts to 456, located in all cities except Messina; the majority of the Municipalities has public green spaces per capita between 10 and 30 m2 / ab

In conjunction with Tree Day, it takes place from 20 to 22 November the fifht edition of the Green Public General States , organized in seven italian cities: Rome (20 afternoon), Bologna (20 afternoon), Turin (21 morning), Milan (21 afternoon), Lecce (21 and 22), Venice (22 morning) and Naples (22 afternoon),

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