Latest Veneto Stories

2009-07-17 18:55:09

Soaring temperatures in Veneto, Italy, sent farmers scrambling to find innovative ways to cool their cows, the farm organization Coldiretti said Friday. With temperatures reaching 86 degrees Fahrenheit, farmers are installing fans and cold showers to keep the cows cool and producing milk, the news service ANSA reported. Cows accustomed to summer temperatures between 72 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit are eating less, drinking more and producing 15 percent less milk than the nearly eight gallons...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

Spatial data infrastructure (SDI) technology to streamline geospatial data sharing across region while supporting industry standards HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The region of Veneto, Italy will use Intergraph(R) technology to create a centralized spatial data infrastructure (SDI) database to improve access to spatial data across the region and to conform to standards such as INSPIRE (Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe). (Logo:...

2006-08-30 03:40:00

By Silvia Aloisi VENICE -- Venice may not be sinking yet, but it is certainly emptying -- that is, if you don't count the 18 million tourists who flock to the canal city every year. The number of residents in the historic center of Venice has nearly halved over the past 40 years, from 121,000 at the time of the great flood of 1966 to just over 62,000 now, according to the latest data from the city council. At this rate, Venice could turn into a sort of Disneyland -- teeming with...

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  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.