Salton sea

One of the world’s largest inland seas and lowest spots on earth at -227 below sea level, Salton Sea was re-created in 1905 when high spring flooding on the Colorado River crashed the canal gates leading into the developing Imperial Valley. Salton Sea State Recreation Area covers 14 miles of the northeastern shore and has long been a popular site … Lees verder

The Netherlands in 2 minutes

The Dutch rivers, the polders …. the cities in a few minutes See what the #Netherlands look like in 100 seconds. Turn your sound on for our new film. What do you think of what you see?#NetherlandsIn100Seconds #MoreTreesPlease #SpaceForNature pic.twitter.com/CBl8FWPs53 — Daniel Raven-Ellison (@DanRavenEllison) October 23, 2019 … Lees verder

Re-inhabitation of Small Town America

A lot of small villages in the USA didn’t grow for more than 50 years. They became forgotten Small Towns, Shitvilles…..However they are now discovered by people from the large cities. Waterville, Mississippi is a nice example. Less than a decade ago, Water Valley, Mississippi was a forgotten small town: there were 18 empty storefronts lining it’s four-block Main Street … Lees verder

The Ocean Cleanup

There are five “hotspots” in the oceans where all kinds of plastics have collected. All unbreakable stuff that floats on the sea and wind currents and that has accumulated in a number of places. Of those five places, “The Great Pacific Garbage Patch” is the largest. Here about 1/3 of all ocean plastic floats. A young Dutch student from the … Lees verder

Blue Nile dam

Egypt and Ethiopia at odds over Blue Nile dam The long-running dispute centres on the filling and operation of what will be Africa’s largest hydroelectric dam. The Dispute in a graphic by Graphicnews : Source : Graphicnews >>> … Lees verder

Arctic Sea Ice

Last summer, a photo of fast-melting sea ice on Greenland went viral. Danish scientists were overwhelmed by the heat this summer and had to make their planned trip on sea ice with a solid layer of water. Melting sea ice is not in itself fearful. The melting season is always from June to August and is an annual phenomenon. In … Lees verder

The Okjökull glacier

Scientists have discovered that the Okjokull glacier has disappeared in Iceland. It is melted and therefore no longer exists. For hundreds of years, the Ok volcano crater in the Langjökull region of Iceland was covered with a glacier. Around 1900 the Okjökull (jökull is Icelandic for “glacier”) was still about 38 km2 in size and the ice sheet was 50 … Lees verder

Mont Blanc glacier

Mont Blanc glacier on brink of collapse Part of a glacier on a mountain in the Mont Blanc range is at risk of collapse, prompting Italian authorities to close roads and evacuate mountain huts. About 250,000 cubic metres of ice are in danger of breaking away from the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses peak, officials said. Source : Graphic … Lees verder

Solar solutions in Africa

In several Africa countries it is difficult to provide electricity or phonelines. That is why you see in these countries that the idea of ​​landline telephones has been skipped (as we have had for almost 100 years) and that most people have gone from nothing to a mobile phone. For example, a special path has now been taken with regard … Lees verder

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 … Lees verder