Reforestation disrupts water cycle, study finds

Posted on May 24, 2022 Reforestation or tree planting, particularly to sequester carbon, could have unforeseen consequences on the areas’ water cycle. These strategies should therefore be used with caution. The idea of ​​planting trees is on the rise. It has now become the core of ecological compensation strategies in companies, but also an essential … Read more

“Té mawon” by Michael Roch, an Afrofuturistic and emancipatory novel

Science fiction author and screenwriter Michael Roch recently published Te mawon. This Afrofuturistic novel focuses on outcasts searching for their ancestral lands buried somewhere beneath a techno-futuristic city. Meet. Your novel belongs to science fiction, more precisely to Afrofuturism. What is Afrofuturism? Afrofuturism is a multi-artistic movement belonging to science fiction. It relates not only … Read more

451 volunteers are taking part in a major participatory scientific experiment in Burgundy and Franche-Comté

The blob fascinates. It is neither an animal, nor a vegetable, nor a mushroom. It has no brain, and yet this single-celled organism is capable of some form of learning. In Burgundy and Franche-Comté, 451 volunteers are taking part in an exceptional participatory scientific experiment. The aim of this study, entitled “Behind the Blob, the … Read more

Global warming has made a heatwave ’30 times more likely’ in India

To what extent is global warming to blame for the early heatwave that has hit India and Pakistan since early March? It has significantly increased the likelihood of such an event occurring, underscores a World Weather Attribution (WWA) study released Monday, May 23. According to this international network of scientists who study the links between … Read more

Canada’s grain farmers are striving for carbon neutrality

Grain producers in Canada and Quebec are committed to reducing their environmental footprint. Producers across the country have set themselves the ambitious goal of reducing their net carbon emissions into the atmosphere to zero by 2050. Marie-Élise Samson is Assistant Professor of Soil and Environment in the Department of Soils and Agrifood Engineering, Faculty of … Read more

Dolphins heal their skin by rubbing against certain corals and sponges

⇧ [VIDÉO] You may also like this partner content (after viewing) Just as we use medicines to treat our skin problems, animals find them in nature. For example, bottlenose dolphins have been observed in natural settings in the Indo-Pacific rubbing against selected corals and sponges in Egypt’s northern Red Sea. Researchers have shown that these … Read more

Understand the interactions between social dynamics and ecological dynamics

Change doesn’t always happen in slow, visible, consistent steps. Sometimes it happens with unexpected suddenness. In this way, an idea previously shared by a minority reaches a critical mass and is adopted by a wider audience, ultimately leading to a decisive change. This threshold, known as the tipping point, has been used in physics, mathematics … Read more

opinion | Nupes program: “Mr. Aghion, it’s time to change software”

Last Thursday, in the columns of Les Echos, Philippe Aghion, professor at the College de France, threw all the symbolic weight of his academic authority against the Nupes program. He mobilized his economic know-how to create a diagnosis that “allows democracy to work” and “citizens to argue for themselves”. Its story is simple and powerful: … Read more

Political trust requires recognition of merit

The 2022 presidential election has exposed a chasm separating France from France’s trust and distrust. In fact, all the studies we have been able to carry out for years show that the split between the so-called “populist” political movements on the right or on the left and the political parties or movements supporting the institutions … Read more