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XIII Report on Urban Environment Quality - 2017 editionDec 11, 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.


I live green, a video competition to share your “green action”Dec 01, 2017I live green, a video competition to share your “green action”

Ispra and the European Environmental Agency for the Environment award the best videos

How did you get to work or school today? By car, by bike or by public transport? Every day we make decisions that can have an impact on the environment. The completion video "I LIVE GREEN", by ISPRA's NRC for Communication and organized by the European Environmental Agency (EEA), invites all Europeans to show their creativity and share their actions to help the environment. The best videos will receive a cash prize.



Soil World day : Ispra spot to remind us what we loseDec 05, 2017Soil World day : Ispra spot to remind us what we lose
The consumption of soil, the loss due to the transformation of agricultural and natural areas with building constructions, infrastructures or other artificial coverages, travels at a speed of circa 3 square meters per second, just about 30 hectares per day, according to the latest data published by ISPRA in the national report on soil consumption.


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.

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.


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.
Ispra Events
Milano, Palazzo della Regione Lombardia – Piazza Città di Lombardia, 1,
Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
VI meeting ReMi Network

Dec 14, 2017
XIII Report on Urban Environment Quality - 2017 edition
c/o CNR-ISMAR, Sala Tesa 102 Tesa 104 - Arsenale, Castello 2737/F, 30122 – Venezia,
Nov 24, 2017
Predictive uncertainty and tide forecast
Venezia, University IUAV,
Nov 22, 2017
Soil consumption report presentation - territorial dynamics and ecosystem services
Rome, Auditorium MATTM, Via C. Bavastro, 180,
Nov 16, 2017
Food waste: a systemic approach for structural prevention and reduction
Roma, Auditorium MATTM - Via Capitan Bavastro, 180,
Nov 15, 2017
Kick-Off meeting Project LIFE SEPOSSO “Supporting Environmental Governance For The Posidonia Oceanica Sustainable Transplanting Operations”
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News and other events
Dec 13, 2017
Planning a Safety Italy
Natural Reserve Pian di Spagna-Lago di Mezzola, Sorico (Co),
Dec 15, 2017
Sustainable use of phytosanitary in ZSC/R Pian di Spagna
Roma, Sala Nazionale Spazio Eventi, in Via Palermo 10,
Dec 14, 2017
Italy of recycle 2017
Dec 18, 2017 - Dec 19, 2017
Final Workshop IMPEL project “Integrated Water Approach”
Dec 12, 2017
The new organizative ARPA process: towards the operative building of the National System network
Washington D.C. - Italian Embassy,
Dec 05, 2017 - Dec 06, 2017
Earth/Natural Resources Working Group
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