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Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:09 PM

Nature taking back Venice


https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/20/nature-is-taking-back-venice-wildlife-returns-to-tourist-free-city

'Nature is taking back Venice': wildlife returns to tourist-free city

With the cruise ships gone and the souvenir stalls closed, the coronavirus lockdown has transformed La Serenissima’s waterways

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Reply Nature taking back Venice (Original post)
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 20 OP
LakeArenal Mar 20 #1
marble falls Mar 20 #2
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 20 #4
marble falls Mar 20 #5
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 20 #6
Talitha Mar 20 #3
Laura PourMeADrink Mar 20 #7
Talitha Mar 21 #8
Karadeniz Mar 21 #9
TNNurse Mar 21 #10
Dem2theMax Mar 21 #11

Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:11 PM

1. Humans are a dirty lot.

The water clears. That’s cool.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:28 PM

2. Who knew the waters were clear in the canals? I sure didn't.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 06:03 PM

4. Usually black and murky

The clarity of the water has improved dramatically. Swans and cormorants have returned to dive for fish they can now see. At the Piazzale Roma vaporetto stop, ducks have even made a nest. “Someone has put up a sign saying, ‘Don’t tread on the duck eggs,’’” Beggiato said. “All totally unimaginable a while ago.”

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #4)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:20 PM

5. Every action has a reaction. I remember how clear the skies got after flying was banned ...

a month.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 07:30 PM

6. Wouldn't it be great, if right now, when everyone has

(too much) time to reflect, we had a Democrat president! To lead us out of this mess and protect the environment.

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 05:28 PM

3. Mother Nature always wins...

It's sad to know why this is happening, but in a way it's refreshing to see.

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Response to Talitha (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 20, 2020, 11:26 PM

7. Yes! Like the Venice swans

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 09:33 AM

8. So much prettier than boats!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 02:27 PM

9. Fantastic!

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Response to Laura PourMeADrink (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 03:38 PM

10. The photos from the space station have shown much cleaner air

over China and Italy.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 06:05 PM

11. The only safe place. The space station! nt.

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