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About Stefano Manfredini

Biotechnologist with a master's degree in molecular biology, after a few years at university, he decided to quit acadamia to look for another job. He then moved to project management, first in the health sector, then in the design sector. Collaborates with Minerva since its foundation, taking care of the coordination of the editorial staff and other tedious matters such as rebuking the editors on the use of punctuation and the copyright of the images. The themes he deals with when he engages in writing are usually environmental, climate or science news.

Fast fashion: how much is fashion what is cheap??

2022-06-23T11:00:30+02:0023 June 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

What is meant by fast fashion Fast fashion is a business that offers (the perception of) fashionable clothes for low prices, contributing to a skyrocketing increase in the textile industry. In this case, the word "fast" is not just used to describe the consumption of a single garment, but also the speed with which merchants are able to transport fashion from runways to shop windows. Globally they are bought 80 billions of clothes a day, mainly produced in China and Bangladesh and purchased mainly in America. What causes fast fashion This industry provides jobs for at least 40 million people [...]

Recycling Paper

2022-06-10T11:40:23+02:009 June 2022|Categories: Technology|Tags: , , , , |

Did you know that, after Germany, we are the European champions of paper recycling? Paper recycling in Italy is an institution and an excellence of ecology and circular economy (that is, it reuses waste to generate new product). Let's see how to play our part in this virtuous cycle of environmental sustainability. As with all materials, those who use paper and cardboard can make ecologically sustainable choices in two moments: when they buy and when they discard them. Let's start from the former, in which the best choice is to favor paper obtained as much as possible through recycling e, in the portion in which [...]

Have you ever wondered if the tuna in your sushi is sustainable?

2022-05-22T13:16:54+02:0022 May 2022|Categories: Environment|Tags: , , , , , , |

Dear reader attracted by the irresistible memory of sushi, this article will not just talk about tuna, but it's still about you. The focus is in fact the environmental sustainability of what comes from the sea to our tables, what the British call "seafood": from swordfish to squid. The growing demand for seafood products globally, due to both the increase in the population and a change in eating habits, it represents a threat to the survival of many marine species and can have repercussions on the entire ecosystem. However, for those like me who can't resist a plate of mussels every now and then, come [...]

Are organic products better for the environment?

2022-05-05T09:20:34+02:005 May 2022|Categories: Nature|Tags: , , , |

The increase in awareness of the environment has contributed to the spread of organic products in the last decade, that is, those products grown with organic farming methods that ensure a sustainable choice in the food sector. What is organic? In simple terms: organic practices prohibit the cultivation of genetically modified organisms, both for direct consumption and as animal feed, and the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides, or made industrially through chemical reactions. This is an important point: there are fertilizers and pesticides allowed in organic farming, but these are not produced by chemical synthesis ... while remaining full-fledged chemicals. [...]

Just look up! An X-ray view to discover new stars: Riccardo Giacconi

2022-02-03T21:35:12+01:006 January 2022|Categories: Curiosity|Tags: , , , |

The incredible activity of space telescopes has recently returned to the news after the recent launch of the James Webb Space Telescope, which has the onerous goal of being a worthy successor to the now aging Hubble telescope. But there have been many others of space telescopes, and if they have contributed so strongly to scientific research we also owe it to Riccardo Giacconi. Riccardo Giacconi was born in Genoa on 6 of October 1931 and graduated in physics at the State University of Milan studying in the field of cosmic rays. He then moved to the United States, where he collaborates first with Princeton University and subsequently with [...]

The Amazon is burning?

2021-06-28T22:06:15+02:0028 August 2019|Categories: Earth and Sky|Tags: , , , |

by Stefano M. The images and information of the devastation taking place in the Amazon rainforest by various arson are going around the web. Let's try to deepen the question! the Amazon is the largest rainforest on our planet, extends over an area of 5,5 million square km between Brazil (of which it occupies over 40% of the surface), and other neighboring countries. This forest, like others of the rain type, it is an incredible biodiversity hotspot and is home to a huge number of species, thanks to the particular climatic conditions. It is estimated that they live in it 2,5 [...]

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