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Italy Votes to Ban Fur Farming and Shut Down Mink Farms

Italy Votes to Ban Fur Farming and Shut Down Mink Farms

The Italian Senate has voted to approve an amendment to the budget law that will close the remaining ten mink farms in Italy within six months and ban fur farming throughout the country. The decision came about after talks with Humane Society International/Europe, which offered practical strategies in its report Mink breeding in Italy: Mapping […]

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    Milan Plans to Limit Cars After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Lifted

    Milan Plans to Limit Cars After Coronavirus Restrictions Are Lifted

    By Jessica Corbett Climate activists from across the globe on Tuesday welcomed an ambitious new plan for Milan that will, according to the Guardian, transform 22 miles of street space currently reserved for cars “with a rapid, experimental citywide expansion of cycling and walking space to protect residents as COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.” Greece-based author […]

    Italy Goes Into Lockdown to Fight Coronavirus

    Italy Goes Into Lockdown to Fight Coronavirus

    The entire country of Italy has gone into lockdown to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, officially known as COVID-19. The measures, announced by Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte Monday night, will ban public gatherings for Italy’s more than 60 million people and prevent them from traveling between towns and cities except for emergencies. “There […]

    Venice: Third Exceptional Flood Makes Week Worst on Record

    Venice: Third Exceptional Flood Makes Week Worst on Record

    Record flood water levels in Venice hit again on Sunday making this the worst week of flooding in the city in over 50 years. Venice’s tide office recorded the peak tide of 1.5 meters above sea level just after 1 p.m. local time UTC. The new peak left 70 percent of the UNESCO World Heritage […]

    Two Dead as Venice Faces Worst Floods in 50 Years

    Two Dead as Venice Faces Worst Floods in 50 Years

    Two people have died as Venice has been inundated by the worst flooding it has seen in more than 50 years, The Guardian reported Wednesday. One elderly man was found electrocuted on the island of Pellestrina when he was struck by lightning while operating an electric water pump. The body of a second man was […]

    Italy Becomes First Country to Add Climate Crisis to Its Core School Curriculum

    Italy Becomes First Country to Add Climate Crisis to Its Core School Curriculum

    Italy has stepped into the forefront of environmental education by adding the climate crisis and sustainable development as a mandatory part of the curriculum, the country’s education minister announced Tuesday, as The New York Times reported. Education Minister Lorenzo Fioramonti is the government’s most vociferous advocate for green policies and encouraged students to skip school […]

    Tragedy in Sicily Pushes Italian Storm Deaths Above 30

    Tragedy in Sicily Pushes Italian Storm Deaths Above 30

    A river overran banks in Sicily Saturday night, flooding a villa and drowning nine members of two families who were staying inside, The New York Times reported. The tragedy brought the death toll from Italy’s week of punishing wind and rain to more than 30, The Guardian said, as the country endures what the civil […]