17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The United Nations’ World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is annually observed on June 17 to highlight the urgent need to limit desertification and recover from drought. Desertification does not refer to the expansion of existing deserts but to the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, caused primarily by human… Read More   17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

(u3a) The Lambro: ecological disaster – February 2010 –

The Lambro: ecological disaster –  February 2010 – On 23 February 2010, after a sabotage  at  a former refinery used by Società Lombarda Petroli S.p.A. as an oil depot in Villasanta (Monza Brianza), tons of oil were spilled into the river, affecting local vegetation and fauna. Here is a poem on the subject: Lenta scorreva… Read More (u3a) The Lambro: ecological disaster – February 2010 –