Categorie archief: International news

apr 10 2016

African countries are building a “Great Green Wall “

Eleven African countries are moving ahead with an ambitious pan-African effort in the Sahel-Saharan region of the continent to protect arable land from the encroaching Sahara desert—by planting trees.
 

 

The countries—Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Sudan, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Mali, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, and Senegal—came together in 2007 to execute the $2 billion dollar project to arrest the creeping desertification in the region.
The 15 kilometers (9 miles) wide and 7,775 kilometers (4,831 miles) long tree wall will stretch all the way from Senegal in west Africa to Djibouti in the east.

 

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feb 04 2016

Yellowstone Volcano

Over the past few weeks, the media has made some outlandish claims
about the chances of a massive Yellowstone eruption.



Volcano scientist Erik Klemetti has its own view on the situation.

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