Posts Tagged ‘environment’


Marzotto award

Published the book “l’Ambiente che vorrei”

As part of the Marzotto award, an initiative commissioned by Giannino Marzotto, it was published the book containing the works of the students of Vicenza who carried out several projects on the theme “l’Ambiente che vorrei” (“The environment I... Read more
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Medicines in the environment. Implications and perspectives

by Lucia Michelini

Pharmaceutical medicines, and in particular antibiotics, are useful tools to treat and prevent human and animal diseases. However, after their administration a significant fraction of the drug is not retained by the body mass, but is excreted in urine... Read more

Communicating in the crisis

In February a symposium in New Zealand

The Symposium 2013 of Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST) and the Science Communicators Association of New Zealand (SCANZ) will be held in Christchurch, New Zealand, on 21-23 February 2013. The Symposium is entitled: Disasters – communicating in... Read more

THE 2012 SCIENCE IN SOCIETY FACTS AND FIGURES, Il Mulino publishing house

by F. Neresini and G. Pellegrini

The 2012 Science in Society Facts and Figures with The Italians, science, and issues among environment and energy and The energy debate on Italian media, was presented on 24th February 2012, 6.00 p.m., at the Academy of Science, Via Accademia delle Scienze 6,... Read more

(Italiano) Annuario Scienza e Società 2012, edizioni Il Mulino

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Dynamics of Disaster and The Culture of Science

Two new publications by B. Allen and M. Bauer from Observa scientific committee

Just published two new books on the relationship between science, technology and society: Dynamics of Disaster and The Culture of Science. Among the editors, Barbara Allen and Martin W. Bauer from Observa international scientific committee. Below, a short review... Read more

Energy saving: among good intentions and actual behaviors

New data from the Science in Society Monitor published on Nòva 24 – Il Sole 24 Ore The sensitivity of Italian citizens towards energy saving issues remains high, as well as their general willingness to engage in behaviours aimed... Read more

Italians less sensitive to climate change but scientific data become increasingly relevant

The new data coming from the Science in Society Monitor by Observa about public perception on climate changes, on the occasion of the Copenhagen International Conference. Italians’ sensitivity towards climate has decreased: over the past two years perception that... Read more

Environmentally Sustainable are Growing among Italians

Giuseppe Pellegrini

In the last few years Italians’ sensitivity towards issues related to energy and environment has increased steadily. However, what are Italians ready to do to consume less energy? To some extent, responsible behaviours and measures seem to be widespread:... Read more

The Italian research

Low wages, high productivity in some sectors and wide regional differences

Italy has a small number of researchers, much lower than other countries, especially in the private sector. Low wages and old age of the body of researchers constitute other elements that characterise in negative terms the state of research... Read more