Florence and the Chianti region have been hit by small-magnitude quakes for a few days now. The strongest temblor hitting the area, on December 19, has been measured at M 4.1 on the Richter Scale and was triggered at about 7 km depth.
Climate change is taking its toll in Italy, overwhelmed by weather-related disasters that have hit the peninsula from north to south over the last 12 months. The new data just released by the Institute for Atmospheric and Climate Sciences of the National Research Council (ISAC -CNR) leave no doubts about the extent of the climate emergency in one of the most touristic and sought-after place in the world.
Time is running out in Italy to securely store the 80,000 tons of radioactive waste scattered across the country, 30 years after the last nuclear reactor was shut down.