China: a primary forest discovered in a ravine nearly 200 meters deep

China: a primary forest discovered in a ravine nearly 200 meters deep

An “above-ground” primary forest was recently discovered in a 192-meter-deep sinkhole by a team of scientists in southern China’s autonomous region of Guangxi Zhuang earlier this month. A team of speleologists rappelled down to take a closer look at this nature, untouched by any human activity. By gaining access to the vegetation, the team was … Read more

Contact with nature, also in the city, reduces loneliness

Contact with nature, also in the city, reduces loneliness

Hinatea Chatal December 25, 2021 5 min The feeling of loneliness decreases by 28% in contact with nature, at the sight of trees or the sky according to a recent study. It is officially proven: contact with nature reduces the feeling of loneliness, including for city dwellers who can enjoy parks, according to a team … Read more

Very expensive invasive alien species

Very expensive invasive alien species

Published on: 22/05/2022 – 01:07 Invasive alien species are plants and animals that have become harmful to the ecosystems in which they have established themselves. Harmful to biodiversity, health and the economy. Their costs have been quantified: $ 1.3 trillion in 50 years. They are most often blind passengers. The Asian chamois arrived in France … Read more

Top 10 animals super useful for the ecosystem when we were not thinking

Top 10 animals super useful for the ecosystem when we were not thinking

Unlike animals that are literally useless, there are some that really do good for our blue planet. Spoiler alert: Humans (the dumbest of all living beings) are not in this top. Amazing, right? 1. Rats They crowd the streets of Paris, making us scream and disgust us. Strong. (Except Rémi from Ratatouille.) Still, rats are … Read more

A 4 meter long beam discovered in the depths of the Mekong

A 4 meter long beam discovered in the depths of the Mekong

At the place of capture, many villagers were gathered around the rock. Held in a few inches of water, it was temporarily placed on a tarp outside the creek so that it could be measured and weighed. Using several 100 kg weights, researchers confirmed that she weighed 180 kg and was 3.93 meters tall. Despite … Read more

Educate yourself for nature instead of “reconnecting” with it

Educate yourself for nature instead of “reconnecting” with it

Dimitri de Boissieu is a trained ecologist and teaches nature and the environment. He is the author of Bolivia, the ecological illusion, published by Écosociété editions (2019). Origins of research in ecopsychology in the 1990s, the concept “ connection to nature » has recently been picked up and popularized by those involved in education, biodiversity … Read more

Green growth protects the industrial model, not nature

Green growth protects the industrial model, not nature

On September 14, 2020, in front of an audience of digital business leaders, Emmanuel Macron uttered this dense, mature and nuanced statement about opponents of 5G: “ I hear many voices rise to explain to us that we should address the complexity of contemporary problems by returning to the oil lamp ! I do not … Read more

The secret behind the plants in the Atacama Desert in Chile

The secret behind the plants in the Atacama Desert in Chile

Published on: 15/05/2022 – 14:43 A promising scientific study was published a few weeks before COP 15 in Abidjan on the fight against desertification. A French-Chilean team has isolated the molecules responsible for drought resistance in about twenty plants from the Atacama Desert, the driest region in the world. The landscapes are Mars, hit by … Read more

Hunt or preserve? The battle around the badger

Hunt or preserve?  The battle around the badger

This report is part of our series The Naturalist’s Hike: a Hike to Discover a Unique Species or Environment in the Company of an Enthusiast. National Forest of Rambouillet (Yvelines), report On this sunny afternoon with temperatures well above normal for the season, Aymeric Benoit, 35, browses in his “ oasis » with his dog, … Read more

The fantastic role of fear in animals

The fantastic role of fear in animals

It is white, the head slightly ocher. Black feathers lengthen its wings and tail. Its wingspan exceeds 1.60 meters. Cape Fool (Morus capensis), an emblematic bird off the coast of South Africa, is, however, on the red list of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The last census, in 2018, counted only … Read more