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Environment
Currently, air pollution is a large problem for Italy, with adverse health side effects.1 In the past few decades, carbon monoxide emissions have increased, particularly in urban areas.2 There have been higher incidences of bronchitis and respiratory conditions compared to previous years when the levels of particulate matter in the air were lower.3 The surface water sources, such as lakes and rivers, have been contaminated by agricultural and industrial contaminants.4 The increase of acid rain has also degraded water quality.5 The island city of Venice is uniquely vulnerable to flooding, pollution, erosion, and sinkage.6 However, Italy has shown remarkable commitment towards climate mitigation methods and has undertaken measures to ensure that the responses are nationally cohesive.7

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1 http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Europe/Italy-ENVIRONMENT.html
2-6 Ibid
7https://www.cdp.net/CDPResults/CDP-Italy-100-Climate-Change-Report-2013.pdf
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Italy News

The Sun 
THE Italy vs Albania match had to be suspended for a period of time after fans threw flares and smoke bombs onto the pitch. With the 2006 World Cup winners leading 1-0 thanks to a Daniele De Rossi penalty, the game was brought to a halt in the second ... See more..
BBC Sport 
Italy's 2-0 win over Albania was held up for eight minutes after visiting fans repeatedly threw flares and smoke bombs on to the pitch. Italy - in goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon's 1,000th career game - were leading through Daniele de Rossi's penalty when ... See more..
Washington Post 
GIJON, Spain — Spain and Italy both scored early on their way to comfortable home victories that extended their lead in Group G of European qualifying for the 2018 World Cup. Spain defeated Israel 4-1 in Gijon, while Italy beat Albania 2-0 in Palermo ... See more..
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Telegraph.co.uk 
Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly in a string of pristine sandy strands south of the historic towns of Avetrana and Manduria, the latter famous for its Primitivo wine. For white sand, translucent water and informal ... See more..
Financial Times 
Sergio Mattarella, Italy's president, received a standing ovation in parliament this week with his rousing defence of EU integration ahead of the 60th anniversary party for the founding Treaties of Rome, invoking the country's staunchly pro-European ... See more..
The Guardian 
Two hours of football in Berlin's Olympiastadion were not enough to separate Italy and France in the 2006 World Cup final. In the resultant penalty shoot-out, Italian defender Fabio Grosso stepped up to take his kick with the dreams of a nation in his ... See more..
News24 
Tripoli-A Tripoli court has suspended a deal between Libya and Italy to limit irregular migration to Europe, the unity government's justice ministry said. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni and his Libyan counterpart Fayez al-Sarraj signed the deal ... See more..
Bloomberg 
The U.K. will have to pay a bill of about 50 billion pounds ($62 billion) when it leaves the European Union, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned as Britain prepares to trigger the start of Brexit negotiations. While there is no desire to ... See more..
The Economist 
THE European Union may be a Franco-German construction, but when the project needs a dose of grandiosity it invariably turns to Italy. This weekend the leaders of 27 EU countries (all bar Britain) will convene in Rome's glorious Palazzo dei ... See more..
Eurosport.co.uk 
Italy have yet another free-kick which they send into Albania's box but it's cleared. 57'. Indeed, the game is back underway. The players are back on the pitch and we look like we're about to go again. It's the Albanian fans who have been lighting the ... See more..
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Geography

Southern Europe, a peninsula extending into the central Mediterranean Sea, northeast of Tunisia
Area

Total 301,340 sq km
Land 294,140 sq km
Water 7,200 sq km

***NOTE*** includes Sardinia and Sicily
Climate

predominantly Mediterranean; Alpine in far north; hot, dry in south ;
Natural Resources

coal, mercury, zinc, potash, marble, barite, asbestos, pumice, fluorspar, feldspar, pyrite (sulfur), natural gas and crude oil reserves, fish, arable land ;
Natural Hazards

regional risks include landslides, mudflows, avalanches, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, flooding; land subsidence in Venice

volcanism: significant volcanic activity; Etna (elev. 3,330 m), which is in eruption as of 2010, is Europe's most active volcano; flank eruptions pose a threat to nearby Sicilian villages; Etna, along with the famous Vesuvius, which remains a threat to the millions of nearby residents in the Bay of Naples area, have both been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Stromboli, on its namesake island, has also been continuously active with moderate volcanic activity; other historically active volcanoes include Campi Flegrei, Ischia, Larderello, Pantelleria, Vulcano, and Vulsini significant volcanic activity; Etna (elev. 3,330 m), which is in eruption as of 2010, is Europe's most active volcano; flank eruptions pose a threat to nearby Sicilian villages; Etna, along with the famous Vesuvius, which remains a threat to the millions of nearby residents in the Bay of Naples area, have both been deemed "Decade Volcanoes" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to their explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Stromboli, on its namesake island, has also been continuously active with moderate volcanic activity; other historically active volcanoes ...See More include Campi Flegrei, Ischia, Larderello, Pantelleria, Vulcano, and Vulsini Show Less ;
Current Environmental Issues

air pollution from industrial emissions such as sulfur dioxide; coastal and inland rivers polluted from industrial and agricultural effluents; acid rain damaging lakes; inadequate industrial waste treatment and disposal facilities ;

Demographics

Nationality
Italian
Population
61,482,297 (July 2013 est.)
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Finances

Italy has a diversified industrial economy, which is divided into a developed industrial north, dominated by private companies, and a less-developed, highly subsidized, agricultural south, where unemployment is high. The Italian economy is driven in large part by the manufacture of high-quality consumer goods produced by small and medium-sized enterprises, many of them family-owned. Italy also has a sizable underground economy, which by some estimates accounts for as much as 17% of GDP. These activities are most common within the agriculture, construction, and service sectors. Italy is the third-largest economy in the euro-zone, but its exceptionally high public debt and ...See More structural impediments to growth have rendered it vulnerable to scrutiny by financial markets. Public debt has increased steadily since 2007, topping 126% of GDP in 2012, and investor concerns about the broader euro-zone crisis at times have caused borrowing costs on sovereign government debt to rise to euro-era records. During the second half of 2011 the government passed three austerity packages to reduce its budget deficit and help bring down borrowing costs. These measures included a hike in the value-added tax, pension reforms, and cuts to public administration. The government also faces pressure from investors and European partners to sustain its recent efforts to address Italy's long-standing structural impediments to growth, such as labor market inefficiencies and widespread tax evasion. In 2012 economic growth and labor market conditions deteriorated, with growth at -2.3% and unemployment rising to nearly 11%, with youth unemployment around 35%. The government has undertaken several reform initiatives designed to increase long-term economic growth. Italy's GDP is now 7% below its 2007 pre-crisis level. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$1.863 trillion (2012 est.); $1.908 trillion (2011 est.); $1.901 trillion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

16.9% of GDP (2012 est.); 16.5% of GDP (2011 est.); 16.4% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

fruits, vegetables, grapes, potatoes, sugar beets, soybeans, grain, olives; beef, dairy products; fish
Industries

tourism, machinery, iron and steel, chemicals, food processing, textiles, motor vehicles, clothing, footwear, ceramics