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XIII Report on Urban Environment Quality - 2017 editionNov 23, 2017XIII Report on Urban Environment Quality - 2017 edition

The report has come to the twelfth edition. Made by the National System for Environmental Protection - SNPA, it has become over the years a reference for professionals and for users, thanks also to analyzes and assessments provided by the SNPA experts on the numerous data presented, which help the reader to understand the phenomena. The 2017 edition of the report provides the updates for all the 119 ( 116 Italian provincial capitals plus the 3 cities most populated) of a set of core indicators for the analysis of the urban environmental quality and urban quality of life in the Italian cities.

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Monitoring potentially toxic Ostreopsis cf. ovata along the italian coasts. Year 2016: Working Programme ISPRA/ARPA: Ostreopsis cf. ovata blooms along the italian coastsNov 22, 2017Monitoring potentially toxic Ostreopsis cf. ovata along the italian coasts. Year 2016: Working Programme ISPRA/ARPA: Ostreopsis cf. ovata blooms along the italian coasts
The presence of the potentially toxic dinoflagellate Ostreopsis ovata (Fukuyo) has been observed along the Italian coast since the ‘90s. From then, intense and recurrent blooms of this seaweed alga occurred in several locations of the Tyrrhenian Sea and Adriatic Sea. The presence of the microalgae O. ovata was detected in all the Italian coastal regions but Emilia Romagna and Molise.
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ISPRA

ISPRA President meeting with DG Energy and DG Environment of European Commission Nov 15, 2017ISPRA President meeting with DG Energy and DG Environment of European Commission

It was held last 15 november in Bruxelles an important meeting between the DG Energy of European Commission, Dominque Ristori, and ISPRA President Stefano Laporta. The encounter was an opportunity to share ideas and compare the european energetic politics and the contribute of ISPRA in the environmental decisions. Both agreed on the necessity to promote policies and strategies in a frame of circular economy. In the afternoon the DG Laporta met also Daniel Calleja Crespo, DG Environment of European Commission. Main topics : the international cooperation and data transfer.

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Nuclear safety

Oct 12, 2017Detection of radioactive contamination in air samples with concentrations below radiological concern
On October 2nd ISPRA has been notified by the Regional Environmental Protection Agency of Lombardia Region about the detection of traces of Ruthenium-106 (about 3 milliBq/m3) in air samples collected in Milan and Bergamo. No other artificial radionuclides have been detected. Ruthenium -106 is a radioisotope with a decay time of 373,6 days used in medical applications. As result of these notification ISPRA has informed all the laboratories of the national network for the monitoring of the environmental radioactivity requesting to report about any detected abnormal value.
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Ideambiente

Ideambiente n. 4/2017Oct 16, 2017Ideambiente n. 4/2017
The protagonists of the new issue of Ideambiente are the various environmental emergencies that characterized the recent summer. The focus is therefore addressed to the fires, the drought phenomenon, the climate change, with an eye also to the effects on the environment and the world of agricultural production.
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