Rising global temperatures are worrying truffle hunters around the Italian town of Alba, where the most prized specimens can fetch twice the price of gold. To stave off the longer-term climate change impact on the production of the highly prized white truffle, experts have launched initiatives to better preserve the territory where they grow.Continue Reading 333 words
This week Italy got an A+ — thanks to its education minister, Lorenzo Fioramonti, who announced that starting next year all schools and students in all grades in Italy will be required to spend 33 hours per year, almost one hour per school week, teaching students about climate change issues. It will also be woven […]Continue Reading 311 words
The Prada fashion group has become the first luxury brand to sign a sustainability-linked loan. This type of loan (amounting to $55 million for Prada) links annual interest rates to practices that help the environment.Continue Reading 393 words
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Italy is known for its delicious Prosecco – a sparkling wine from Italy that is similar to champagne. As its popularity expands, so does the “footprint” of this wine — and a new study says it is unsustainable at its current rate of growth. The Washington Post reports that increasing demand for the prosecco seems […]Continue Reading 166 words