-Heatwave in Salento

Civil protection volunteers delivering water and fresh produce to elderly people on August 13, 2021 in Lecce, Italy. A heat wave carried by the anticyclone named “Lucifer” hit Italy, and in particular the south of the country, where a record-breaking temperature of 48.8 degrees was registered in Sicily.

-The ghosts of the landscape (trailer)

Its olive trees ravaged by the Xylella pandemic and its fields parched by drought, Salento is literally a tinderbox. Small fires break out all the time, and where once you would have seen crowds of people working frantically to save their family’s trees, today you see absolutely nothing, as trunks that stood for centuries burn and crumble into ashes, and nobody cares.

-Necro-forestry in Salento

View this post on Instagram A post shared by János Chialá (@janosino) The owner of this field signed a contract with a firm, which also operates the largest olive oil mill in the area, to have all of his trees eradicated, ground into chipped wood and shipped to a biomass power plant in Calabria, some 500 km away, a sorry ending for these majestic trees that used to be the pride of the region.

-Gli effetti dei pesticidi sulla salute

Intervento sugli effetti dei pesticidi sulla salute dell’oncologo Carmine Cerullo della LILT, la Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori, sezione provinciale di Lecce. 17 novembre 2018, Corigliano d’Otranto, Salento. Incontro pubblico a Masseria Sant’Angelo: “La cura dell’ulivo è la salute dell’uomo”.