Poachers and hydrogen-powered trains

Poachers and hydrogen-powered trains: Let's balance out: a good news and a bad one about the climate crisis
Published by Marco from Sangio on 2023-10-13 in Eco
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Let’s balance out: what is it?

It's not as bad as it seems. Or maybe it is.

Starting with this week we're coming back with news on the climate! This is "Let's balance out" and here you'll read, once a week, a good news and a bad one about the climate crisis. Shall we start?

What do you want first? The good or the bad one?
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Bad news: poachers strike

In the Sicilian Channel, some poachers hunt migrating birds to kill, mummify and sell them in the illegal Maltese market. On september 19, between Marettimo Island (Egadi Islands) and Cape Bon (Tunisia), a very rare type of egyptian vulture was killed.

Sadly poaching has been decimating egyptian vultures. The hunters, stationed on ships, shot the migrating birds that pass by and they then sell them on the mummified birds market. 90 km from Italian coasts, we have a kind of Bermuda's triangle that swallows egyptian vultures and shortens the possibility of saving this species in Italy...

To read the complete article on rivistanatura.com click here!
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illustration by Sofia A

Good news: hydrogen-powered trains have arrived

We now have in Italy the first completely hydrogen-powered train. It's been presented at the Expo Ferroviaria of Milan and according to experts it will be implemented between 2024 and 2025, in Valcamonica, a valley of Lombardy between Bergamo and Brescia. Hydrogen-powered trains in the future will be fundamental to reach the European goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 100% before 2050.

Its launch is part of the "H2iseO" project, whose goal is to create in the Bresciano area the first Italian hydrogen valley with the inauguration of three production, storage and distribution facilities of renewable hydrogen.

To read the complete article on Green&Blue click here!