Miss Somalia, beauty queen in the service of the climate cause

Miss Somalia, beauty queen in the service of the climate cause

When he was growing up, Khadija Omar understood that this needed to change. “I became interested in beauty. But I have never really had a representation of people like me,” she says. “Why should I not be the representation I need for others? “. As soon as she finished high school, she participated in beauty … Read more

Why do armadillos move north?

ROANOKE, VIRGINIA – When Nancy Moncrief began her job as a curator of mammalogy at the Virginia Museum of Natural History in Martinsville in 1989, she figured the number of species under her care would not change over the course of her career. And for twenty years, his hypothesis seemed to be confirmed. But that … Read more

The biological factors leading to evolution are more abundant than previously thought in wild animals

A wader goes into the water of the “Vieux-Salins” in Hyères, in the southeast of France, on August 31, 2021. ©Nicolas TUCAT / AFP Customization According to a study by an international research team, in the face of a rapidly changing world due to climate change, animals are able to evolve and adapt two to … Read more

Renewable energy, a threat to biodiversity?

However, some companies are applying for permission to build outside these areas. “The reasons for requests outside solar zones are different,” said Heidi Hartmann, an energy policy expert working with Lee Walston in Argonne. Among the reasons for applying for a permit outside an area, she mentions the proximity of transmission lines or roads. In … Read more

196 states are expected in Abidjan to fight against desertification

Published on: 05/08/2022 – 22:59 The goal of COP15, which opens Monday, May 9, in the Ivorian capital, is to find ways to combat desert advance, deforestation, depletion of arable land or soil pollution. The conference begins with a summit of heads of state directly involved in the phenomenon. This 15th Conference of the Parties … Read more

Climate change will lead to increased spread of viruses to humans, which could cause new pandemics

A major study recently published in the journal Nature (Carlson, Albery et al., “Climate change increases the risk of virus transmission across species“) concludes that ongoing climate change will greatly increase the risk of transmission to humans of viruses already present in animal populations, as has already happened with SARS-CoV-2 and others such as HIV … Read more

Why will the next pandemic be associated with global warming?

You will also be interested [EN VIDÉO] Wild animals in the face of global warming Even very small changes in the climate can greatly affect the biodiversity of an area and even lead to the extinction of animals. That’s why CLS, which specializes in wildlife protection, strives to monitor vulnerable species such as the king … Read more

Sahara fossil rivers warn us of the effects of global warming

You will also be interested [EN VIDÉO] Interview with Jean Jouzel: What will be the consequences of global warming on our society? In an interview, Jean Jouzel, a famous paleoclimatologist, tells us about the consequences of global warming on our lifestyle. 10,000 years ago, the Egyptian people living in the Nile Valley began a sudden … Read more

How to save the “skin” of the desert?

BETWEEN LOSSES AND PROFITS Biological crusts may have evolved to withstand drought, but not humans. The wall built on the border between the United States and Mexico runs along the southern border of the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Border patrol vehicles kick up an almost permanent cloud of dust as they travel back and … Read more