Venice threatened by ‘natural’ pollution: City Council requests urgent intervention

Over the last couple of days some Venetian waters have been turning green due to an invasion of algae, as can be seen in the picture below: Algae has affected the area near the Liberty Bridge, Venice’s internal canals (including parts of the Grand Canal) and islands, especially near the beach area of the Lido. … Continue reading

America’s Cup comes to Venice, environmental “miserablism” starts

The first America’s Cup event will be held in Venice between 12 and 20 May, 2012, with a repetition planned for 2013. This is an exciting event that will bring visitors and revenue to the city, but environmental campaigners have already started protesting about extra tourists and environmental impact. These claims run contrary to Venice’s … Continue reading

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