Mysterious Hole Found in China Reveals Ancient Forest
A team of Chinese scientists have discovered a deep sinkhole containing an ancient forest. Cave team leader Zhang Yuanhai said the pit was “306 meters long, 150 meters wide and 192 meters deep, with a volume exceeding 5 million cubic meters”, he told China’s Xinhua news agency. Unidentified species may be hiding there, reports site geo.fr. A team of geologists managed to descend into the bowels of the abyss. According to Zhang Yuanhai, a senior engineer at the Karst Geological Institute, the depths of the sinkhole “look like another world”. “I would not be surprised to learn that there are species found in these caves that have not been reported or explained by science until now,” Chen Lixin told the news agency leading the expedition team into the cave.
India and Pakistan: fatal temperatures for humans have been reached in recent days
The symbolic 50-degree line has been reached in recent days in Jacobabad, in Pakistan’s southern Sindh province, The Weather Channel said on its website. This is the first time this year these observations have been made in the Northern Hemisphere. For two months, an unusual heatwave has hit India and Pakistan, according to climate change according to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization. The heat and humidity now exceed the survival threshold for people outside.
Drought risk in France threatens crops
The risk of a drought has not spared France, even if the consequences of a lack of rain are not as dramatic as in Africa. The number of departments concerned with at least one prefectural decree restricting certain water uses is steadily increasing. This weekend, 16 departments were on alert, on high alert or in crisis and another four were on alert. The initial high heat observed over several days occurred when two-thirds of France was already experiencing dry or very dry soil due to lack of rain during the winter. And according to the latest weather forecast, things won’t get better soon…
For reading : Drought risk in France threatens crops
Drought and desertification, another forgotten crisis
The Horn of Africa suffers its worst drought in 40 years, amid the COP15 conference against desertification in Abidjan (Ivory Coast). NGOs and international organizations fear that the world will turn away because of the war in Ukraine.
For reading : Drought and desertification, another forgotten crisis
Mont-Ventux Regional Natural Park inaugurated
France’s 56th Regional Natural Park (PNR), and 9and In Paca, the Mont-Ventoux Regional Natural Park was finally inaugurated this Sunday, May 15. “I am very, very happy to be present at this inauguration, because it is the way of the cross. It exists after 10 years of hardship…”, explained to Morning Vauclus Renaud Muselier, president of the Southern region. “We have to convince people. This park is really about protecting our environment, organizing its development together, without making it a sanctuary and therefore protecting it. »
For reading : “The Ventoux PNR will be twinned with Mount Olympus”, according to Renaud Muselier, president of the Southern region
By 2022, the number of infrastructure in renewable energy must hit a new record
Photovoltaic panels, wind turbines… According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), new installations should offer 320 gigawatts of electricity capacity by the end of the year after the previous record in 2021 was set at 295 GW. This is equivalent to Germany’s current demand, or Europe’s electricity production from gas, according to liberation.fr, which stipulates that solar photovoltaic should represent 60% of this growth. Onshore wind power, which fell by 32% in 2021 after a great 2020, will gradually regain its rhythm.
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