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70-Year-Old Burkina Faso Man Converts Drought-Hit Desert Into Forest

A 70-year-old Burkina Faso man, Yacouba Sawadogo, did the impossible by converting a decade-old desert into forest. The septuagenarian farmer dug 'zai pits' to plant and trap required water using stones. Hit by a severe drought in 1970s and 80s, the land in question became waterless, forcing many people out of the village; but Sawadogo stayed. Interestingly, applauding his efforts, the UNEP stated that the conservation step increased crop… read-more

Sun, 28 Mar 2021 - 03:08 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Burkina faso, environment, drought, Sahara desert

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Meteorite In Sahara Desert Is 4.6 Bn Years Old, Formed Before Earth: Experts

The scientists have claimed that mysterious meteorite 'Erg Chech 002', which landed in Sahara desert in 2020, is around 4.6 billion years old. Found in Algeria by a research team led by France's Jean Alix Barrat, the large matter is said to be older than the solar system. While the researchers believed it to be formed at 1220 degrees Celsius, the meteorite comprising green and yellow coloured crystal was supposedly present during the Earth's… read-more

Sat, 13 Mar 2021 - 11:05 AM / by Ronit John

Tags: Meteor, Algeria, Sahara desert, Solar system, Science

Courtesy: Times Now