Rome issues storm warning on Friday 17 July

Weather alert in place for 9-12 hours today in Rome and Lazio region. Rome has issued a weather alert, following a warning from the regional civil protection agency, from late morning on Friday 17 Ju...

Palermo floods: search underway after heaviest rain since 1790

Sicilian capital hit by flash floods as firefighters continue to search for missing people in underpass. Firefighters in Palermo have spent all night searching for people who may be trapped in a car...

Phone card from 1994 found in the sand: On Socials 'So that's how they clean beaches?'

Giulio Betti, a CNR researcher – National Research Council in Italy- has made collectors' eyes shine, and environmentalists' anger rise, by publishing a picture of a telephone card dating back to the...

Why are so many fish dying in Rome's river Tiber?

Pesticides may be the reason for the death of Rome's fish. Rome authorities continue to investigate the cause behind the mysterious death of hundreds of fish in the city's river Tiber on 30 May. I...

Alarm as hundreds of fish die in Rome's river Tiber

Mystery as hundreds of fish die in the Tevere river in Rome. Hundreds of dead fish have been seen bobbing on the surface of Rome's river Tiber over the weekend, according to Italian news agency ANSA....

Lazio region awarded 9 Blue Flag beaches

Italy has 407 bandiera blu beaches in 2020. Nine beaches in the Lazio region have been awarded the 2020 bandiera blu (Blue flag) status for high water quality standards. The Blue Flag beaches in L...

Rome rocked by earthquake

Rome was rocked by an earthquake at 05.03 on the morning of Monday 11 May, during a thunderstorm. The epicentre of the earthquake, estimated between 3.2 and 3.7 magnitude, was reportedly in Fonte N...

World Earth Day in Rome: Zucchero performs Bono song at Colosseum

Zucchero plays in front of deserted Colosseum for World Earth Day. Italian singer-songwriter and musician Zucchero "Sugar" Fornaciari performs a special version of Bono's new song Let Your Love Be Kn...

Guide to the butterflies of Rome

A handy guide to identifying Roman butterflies. Butterflies are insects and, as with other insects, they have six legs and wings. Their wings are coated with tiny scales which will come off on one’s...

Earthquake near Rome

Mild earthquake felt in north-east Rome in early hours of 3 April. A 3-magnitude earthquake was registered about 30 kilometres east of the capital, near the town of Tivoli, in the early hours of Frid...

Rome: controversy over new rubbish dump

Local residents protest as Rome announces new dump near Fiumicino airport. Rome city council and the Lazio Region jointly announced a new landfill site for the Italian capital, to be located at Monte...

Smog in Rome: take public transport says city

Rome urges car sharing and public transport to curb air pollution in city. Rome has issued guidelines aimed at improving the air quality in the capital after tests on Christmas Day detected smog leve...

Rome: success for plastic-catcher on river Tiber

Lazio Region's anti-plastic barrier yields results on Tiber river.The experimental barrier to catch plastic waste on Rome's river Tiber has been a success, with 460 kilos of waste collected in the fir...

Rome under increasing threat from extreme weather

Rome hit by 33 extreme weather events in 2018. Heat waves, rising temperatures, droughts, floods and weather-related damage to property: Rome is ever more at risk from extreme weather, according to t...

Peregrine Falcons return to Italian skies

Peregrine Falcons are breeding successfully in Rome after facing almost certain oblivion in Italy. In recent years Italy's Peregrine Falcons have staged a successful comeback following decades of des...
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