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Venice :: Italy | updated 2014-04-17 02:21:52 -0700 | green-news

Water contaminated from the toxic dump had been distributed to some 700,000 residents of nearby cities. More than 20 people are being investigated, including managers of Italian former chemical producer Montedison and the Belgian company that later acquired the industrial...
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Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-04-04 11:24:49 -0700 | green-news

Premier Matteo Renzi's cabinet on Friday passed a decree updating measures to be taken to reduce Italian primary energy consumption 20% by 2020, the government said in a statement. "The reduction target for energy consumption by 2020, already set by...
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Pescara :: Italy | updated 2014-04-03 08:56:55 -0700 | green-news

People living in and around the Adriatic city of Pescara have been eating mercury-contaminated vegetables since 1981, Italy's Higher Institute for Health (ISS) said Thursday. Mercury was found in fish and in the hair of Pescara-area fishermen as far back...
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Breaking News: Former Enel bosses Tato, Scaroni convicted
 
Source: Ansa

Rovigo :: Italy | updated 2014-03-31 17:28:18 -0700 | green-news

A court in the northern city of Rovigo on Monday sentenced two former chief executives of Enel, Franco Tato and Paolo Scaroni, to three years in prison over emissions from the Italian electricity utility's Porto Tolle power plant. The pair...
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Naples :: Italy | updated 2014-03-27 09:24:18 -0700 | green-news

The so-called 'Ecomafia' has "raped" parts of Italy with the dumping of toxic waste and the whole country is responsible, Environment Minister Gianluca Galletti said after arriving in the southern region of Campania Thursday. The powerful Naples-based Camorra mafia has...
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Source: io9

Seveso :: Italy | updated 2014-03-26 13:10:00 -0700 | green-news

Fortunately, some of these toxic ghost towns have been cleaned up, and while they may have caused health hazards for residents, some are relatively safe for visitors. But it's also important to remember that plenty of toxic towns aren't abandoned...
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Chieti :: Italy | updated 2014-03-26 05:04:26 -0700 | green-news

The Higher Institute for Health (ISS) said the water supply around Pescara "has been significantly, indisputably, and persistently compromised" by chemical producer Montedison and the Belgian company that absorbed it in 2002, Solvay, afflicting 700,000 people.
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Genoa :: Italy | updated 2014-03-21 08:47:17 -0700 | green-news

Public Prosecutor Alberto Landolfi opened an investigation Friday into a landslide that cut off Genoa's gas supply. Residents of Genoa and 15 surrounding communities were ordered to stop using gas on Thursday after a landslide broke a gas pipeline in...
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Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-03-20 10:31:54 -0700 | green-news

Italy must act on European regulations banning the import of wood products derived from illegal forestry, Greenpeace said Thursday. The appeal from the Italian chapter of the environmental group came on the eve of the United Nations-sanctioned International Day of...
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Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-03-19 10:18:48 -0700 | green-news

Newly appointed Environment Minister Gianluca Galletti must act quickly on an agreement to save the Mariscan brown bear, also known as the Apennine brown bear, an animal in grave danger of extinction, activists said Wednesday. On Monday, the World Wildlife...
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Source: Mail Online UK

Palermo :: Italy | updated 2014-03-18 10:01:29 -0700 | green-news

18 March 2014 0 View comments Mafia mobsters are suspected of being behind a massive cannabis farm found growing inside an abandoned 500-year-old Italian convent. More than 100 plants were discovered in a raid by carabinieri paramilitary officers in the...
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Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-03-17 10:24:17 -0700 | green-news

The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Italy on Monday called Environment Minister Gian Luca Galletti to act immediately to save Italy's highly threatened Marsican brown bear, also known as the Apennine brown bear, after a female was found dead recently. This...
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Chieti :: Italy | updated 2014-03-17 10:24:13 -0700 | green-news

A four-year-old, apparently healthy and possibly pregnant grey wolf was found dead of multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the forehead, in the hills of the Abruzzo region of Italy, forest rangers said Monday. The body was found by horseback...
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Source: The Conversation

Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-03-16 00:36:41 -0700 | green-news

Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Rochester Institute of Technology Better communication may have saved lives in Italy's L'Aquila earthquake. TheWiz83 , CC BY-SA The importance of clearly communicating science to the public should not be underestimated. Accurately understanding our natural...
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Source: Inter Press Service

Rome :: Italy | updated 2014-03-07 02:50:13 -0800 | green-news

Chintapakka Jambulamma, 34, looks admiringly at a solar dryer. It's the prized possession of the Advitalli Tribal Women's Co-operative Society- a collective of women entrepreneurs that she leads. She opens up a drawer in the dryer, scoops out a handful...
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