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Another mass death of fish in the Tevere river. Rome cyclists and joggers were shocked to see hundreds of dead fish bobbing on the surface of the river Tiber on Thursday 26 August. The gruesome sight was seen at Valc...
Mayor hails success of Rome's plastic recycling project. Rome mayor Virginia Raggi has announced that commuters have recycled more than five million plastic bottles since the city introduced 'plastic-eating' machines in...
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Nature reserve near Rome destroyed by flames. Wildfires continue to rage in Italy this summer, particularly in the southern regions of Sicily and Calabria, as the country endures a heatwave with record high temperatures...
Italy swelters in days leading to Ferragosto holiday on Sunday. The Italian health ministry has issued its highest Level 3 heat warning for 15 cities on Friday 13 August as temperatures soar amid an intense heatwave in...
Italy faces its 'hottest week of the summer'. Italy recorded temperatures of 48.8 degrees Celsius in Sicily on Wednesday afternoon in what Italian media say is the hottest ever registered in Europe. The sweltering te...
Fires break out in Sicily and Calabria during intense heatwave. Three people have died as a result of wildfires in southern Italy, burning thousands of hectares of land, as the Calabria region calls on the government to...
Italy braced for 'Lucifer' heatwave amid increased risk of wildfires in the week leading up to the Ferragosto summer holiday. Italy is set to experience soaring temperatures in the coming days with the arrival of the 'L...
Europe's tallest active volcano wakes up local residents with a bang. Mount Etna erupted with strong explosions at dawn this morning, 9 August, shaking the walls and floors of nearby buildings in the Catania province of...
EU sends help as wildfires cause "unprecedented disaster" on Italian island. Wildfires in Sardinia have prompted the evacuation of around 1,500 people and destroyed more than 20,000 hectares of land in the centre-west o...
Farmers in Italy blame wild boar for wrecking crops and causing traffic accidents. Hundreds of farmers took to the streets of Rome and 19 other regional Italian capitals on Thursday to protest what they say is an "invas...
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Tourists have begun returning to the island of Stromboli in recent days. The Italian volcanoes of Stromboli and Etna both erupted today, 19 May, according to Italy's volcanology institute INGV. Etna, located in the n...
Rome seeks ways of stopping a deadly parasite from killing the city's pine trees, including natural methods. Rome's umbrella pine trees are at serious risk due to a killer parasite - the pine tortoise scale - with effor...
Pair of Northern Bald Ibises make a nest on the roof of the Wind Tre building in Rome.  Two Northern Bald Ibises - one of the world's most endangered species of bird - are nesting on the roof of a telecommunications com...
Grey whale believed to be en route to France. A grey whale, which appeared off the coast of Italy in mid-April in a first for its species, was spotted on Wednesday by the coast guard off Imperia, in the northern Liguria...
Rome's pine tree situation "is now an emergency and requires immediate reaction," says Lazio governor. The Lazio region has allocated half a million euro to fund efforts to save Rome's pines from being decimated by a de...
Late pruning of trees destroys birds' nests, say campaigners in Rome. Environmental groups are protesting against the pruning of Rome's trees, currently in full swing, claiming that it is destroying birds' nests as well...
City will also remove stumps and dead trees around Rome as part of a €1.4 million planting project. Rome is to plant more than 2,500 new trees throughout the city by the end of this year, the mayor Virginia Raggi has an...
Spectacular scenes continue at Europe's tallest active volcano. Mount Etna, the active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, continued to erupt on 4 March, emitting a 12-km high plume of smoke and ash into the sky....
Mount Etna provided spectacular scenes last night. Mount Etna, the active volcano on the east coast of Sicily, provided spectacular eruptions on the night of 15 February, following a day of explosive activity. Lava e...
The city, the Vatican and private firms undertake a variety of treatments in the battle to save Rome's pine trees from a killer parasite By Andy DevaneOn a sunny morning in November, a small crowd of curious passersby s...
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