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XI National Mining DayMay 14, 2019XI National Mining Day

The National Mining Day, promoted to spread the value and the cultural meaning of geological tourism, has achieved its eleventh edition this year, registering a growing interest on the entire national territory. The initiative, organized by REMI, ISPRA-SNPA, MISE, AIPAI, ANIM, ASSOMINERARIA and G&T under the patronage of the National Council of Geologists and EuroGeoSurveys includes the organization of specifci events throughout the national territory and the realization of a "National calendar" with all the initiatives promoted by the Sites / Museums and Mining Parks.

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Drops of civilization in a plastic oceanMay 20, 2019Drops of civilization in a plastic ocean
ISPRA researchers explain to the little interviewer what happens to the plastic when it ends up in the sea, the consequences on the natural environment and what kind of work the marine biologist does. Waste of all types, colors, shapes and sizes and the new environmental emergency: the "marine litter". The plastic is the topic of environmental education project ISPRA , the undisputed queen of the most found waste at sea and on our shores. Specifically, the proposed topics will cover the history and the effects produced by the material that most revolutionized man's life and way of thinking: brief notes on the production cycle and a detailed excursus on the main sources of plastic pollution that slowly , but inexorably, they are suffocating seas and oceans.
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ISPRA

Press release: the undersecretary for the environment, Salvatore Micillo, together with the president ISPRA and SNPA Stefano Laporta, launches the #iosonomare campaignApr 11, 2019Press release: the undersecretary for the environment, Salvatore Micillo, together with the president ISPRA and SNPA Stefano Laporta, launches the #iosonomare campaign

Next 11 April, on the occasion of the sea day, the  undersecretary for the Environment Salvatore Micillo, together with the President of the ISPRA and the SNPA Stefano Laporta and the Director General of the Nature and Sea Protection Department of the Ministry of Environment Maria Carmela Giarratano, will launch the campaign to support the sea  #IOSONOMARE, a series of meetings to raise awareness on the topic, presenting the results of marine monitoring and information coming from the study and control of our seas carried out by public bodies available to all citizens

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Publication

Integrating Emas and ecosystem services in the Cinque Terre national parkMay 02, 2019Integrating Emas and ecosystem services in the Cinque Terre national park
The present work originates within the experimentation conducted by ISPRA and Federparchi on the possibility of integrating the ecosystem services and their enhancement within the EMAS Regulation (CE) 1221/09. Through the analysis of a draft Environmental Statement of the Cinque Terre National Park, which is in the EMAS registration phase, and a work of support and comparison on the aspects related to the ecosystem services, it was carried out the definition of the most significant actions for the maintenance and / or strengthening of Ecosystem Services to be monitored through the EMAS environmental management system. Finally, guidelines, generally valid for parks, on the choice of the aforementioned actions and indicators to be used for their monitoring were identified.
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Project

SIC2SIC "Come on and bike with us. We are waiting for you on October 6th and 7th for the Terminillo stages "Oct 03, 2018SIC2SIC "Come on and bike with us. We are waiting for you on October 6th and 7th for the Terminillo stages "

Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, with the Terminillo stage, it restart the cycling tour around Lazio region.

On 6 October, with two routes at the same time: a spectacular and challenging 40 km itinerary between the Reatini Mountains, which also includes stretches of land in the woods; or 22 km on asphalt from the Sella di Leonessa to the Val Leonina, a simpler ride, but equally interesting for nature and landscapes. On 7 October, however, 15 km of scenic route and quite challenging in Pian de Valli, at the foot of Terminillo; the second route is suitable for everyone and from Pian de Valli leads to Cittaducale, for 25 km downhill.

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World Water Day

From the ISPRA / SNPA Data Yearbook: the health situation of rivers, lakes and coastal marine environmentMar 22, 2019From the ISPRA / SNPA Data Yearbook: the health situation of rivers, lakes and coastal marine environment
Quality of inland waters in Italy: out of 7,493 rivers, 43% achieve the quality objective for ecological status, 75% for chemical status. Out of a total of 347 lakes, only 20% reach the quality objective for ecological status, 48% of the lakes reach the one for the chemical status. Where are they located? The rivers that at regional level reach the objective of good quality are situated in the Bolzano Province (94%), Valle d'Aosta (88%),Trento Province (86%), Liguria (75%); those with a good chemical status of over 90% are found in Molise, Piemonte, Valle d'Aosta, Liguria, Emilia-Romagna, Umbria, Marche, Lazio, Abruzzo and the autonomous provinces of Trento and Bolzano.
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