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November 17, 2020

Florence: a world leader in the fight against climate change

The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) runs a system for investors, companies, cities, states and regions to manage their environment reporting.
October 16, 2016

Challenges, changes in Tuscan winemaking

Grape growers and winemakers are essentially superheroes in Wellington boots. The dangers they face in their vineyards and cellars could be stylized in scream balloons à la Marvel comic book: Dastardly Deer! The Red-Eyed Fly! HAIL! HEAT! Illustrations by Leo Cardini In the last 25 years there have been countless changes in Tuscan grape growing […]
October 1, 2015

Will there be enough for everyone?

It is estimated that the world’s human population will reach almost 10 billion by 2050—a 40 percent increase that will double global food demand. With dwindling natural resources, worsened by the negative effects of climate change, the challenge of producing enough food to feed the entire
April 3, 2014

Lights out!

Florence recently took part in Earth Hour 2014, switching off the lights at various city monuments. To allow residents and visitors to admire the sky in all its natural glory and to support action to address climate change, the city council turned off the lights for one hour at piazzale
June 12, 2008

Look hot while staying cool

Though spring officially lasts until June 21, the world, and Florence in particular, is seeing its climate change drastically from winter to summer. Keep your ears open and you will hear everyone lamenting that the mezze stagioni (fall and spring) have virtually disappeared.   More than a comment on the
September 20, 2007

Some dont like it hot

Marine researchers have recently reported that deep water temperatures in the Mediterranean have risen two degrees since last year, a serious increase. A report presented by Italy’s Institute for Sea Research (ICRAM), released prior to a major national conference on climate change, explains that the Mediterranean’s
March 8, 2007

Inconvenient fatigue

For the many people who have recently found themselves to be dozing off more frequently than usual, a study conducted by the University of Florence’s Climatology Department has revealed that the excessive tiredness they are experiencing is in fact a collateral effect of climate change. According to the
September 16, 2020

Internet Festival returns to Pisa

From October 8-11, the 10th Internet Festival will take place in Pisa with four days of physical events, and three months – continuing until December – of online streaming initiatives. Asking the question of how the internet has changed at the time of Covid-19 and how Covid-19 changed the internet, the event that has been investigating […]
August 6, 2020

Lorenzo Quinn in the Boboli Gardens

An enormous sculpture of two hands is on display in Boboli Gardens, where they can be seen cradling an olive tree.   The sculpture is Give by Lorenzo Quinn, a Roman artist known for his large-scale hand installations which appeared at the 2017 Venice Biennale, along the Grand Canal. Made of resin and recycled material, […]

Your Thursday forecast: best events in Florence

FILM/ La merendacinema Every Tuesday until September 29       A guided tour of the wine cellars, a picnic put together by Le Tre Rane Ruffino with wine included, and a cinema screening with rolling vineyards all around you. The perfect summer evening series will be held every Tuesday at 8pm at Poggio Casciano […]