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The environment committee of Italy‘s upper chamber is reviewing a bill to safeguard Venice and its lagoon. It aims to give the city’s council powers over the city and surrounding waters. In the aftermath of theCosta Concordia disaster, Unesco appealed to the Italian government to stop large cruise ships entering the San Marco basin and Giudeccia canal. But though the authorities agreed in principle nothing has changed.