Italy to become first country to make climate change education compulsory in schools

Italian schools to devote one hour a week to studying climate change from next year. Italy will become the first country in the world to make learning about climate change compulsory for school stude...

Anti-plastic barrier on Rome's river Tiber

Lazio Region catches floating plastic on Rome's river before it enters the sea. An experimental barrier to catch plastic waste has been installed by the Lazio Region across the river Tiber near the c...

Lazio Region to plant six million trees

Oxygen project will see Lazio Region plant a tree for each citizen. The Lazio Region, which includes the Rome area, is to plant six million new trees: one for each citizen. This is the target of O...

Entire world likes Rome's plastic recycling scheme says mayor

Rome mayor crops BBC video to avoid criticism of city's trash situation. Rome's system of recycling plastic in exchange for bus and metro tickets continues to "please the entire world", according to...

Hanged effigy of Greta Thunberg on Rome bridge

Rome mayor slams "shameful act" An effigy of teenage climate change activist was hung under the bridge on Via Isacco Newton, leading to Rome's Fiumicino airport. The hanged effigy, with braids and a...

Fridays for Future protests in Rome and across Italy

School students and adults to attend Italy's climate change protests on 27 September. Many Rome schools will authorise their pupils' attendance at the Friday for Future climate change demonstrations...

Retake Roma cleans up coast near Rome

Retake Roma volunteers mark Coastal Cleanup Day and World Cleanup Week in Rome. Volunteers from Retake Roma, the non-profit movement which tackles Rome's urban decay, organises a double event to clea...

4.1 magnitude earthquake in central Italy

Epicentre was four km from Norcia. A 4.1-magnitude earthquake struck the central Italian regions of Umbria, Le Marche and Lazio at 02.02 on 1 September, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volca...

Free beer for cigarette butts on Rome beach

Lazio craft beer festival cleans up S. Severa beach near Rome. A craft beer festival at the beachside Castle of S. Severa near Rome is offering a free beer for every full glass of cigarette butts or...

Rome dolphin with trash bag stuck to fin

Dolphin swimming off Rome coast with rubbish bag stuck to fin. The dramatic image of a dolphin swimming off Rome's coast with a black rubbish bag stuck to its dorsal fin has brought renewed focus on...

Stromboli: one dead as volcano erupts on Italian island

Tourists take to the sea as Stromboli's volcano erupts. The volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted on the afternoon on 3 July, killing one hiker and sending frightened tourists fleeing in...

Heatwave warning in Rome

Temperatures of up to 40 degrees in Rome later this week. Italian weather forecasters are warning of "one of the most intense heatwaves of the last decade", with temperatures in Rome set to tip 40 de...

3.7 magnitude earthquake south-east of Rome

Earthquake felt clearly by many Rome residents. A 3.7-magnitude earthquake was registered in Rome's Castelli Romani area, about 20 kilometres south-east of the capital, at 22.43 on 23 June. The eart...

Coldest May in Italy since 1957

Temperatures in Rome plummet as Italy records coldest May in 62 years. Italy has not been this cold in May since 1957, thanks to an intense wave of arctic air sweeping the country, with unseasonal sn...

Outcry after Rome trees smothered by asphalt

City apologises to Aurelio residents after Roman actor joins tree campaign. When road workers recently repaired the pavement on Via Nostra Signora di Lourdes, in Rome's Aurelio district, they poured...
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