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Equinoccio de Primavera / Spring Equinox

Spring Equinox

Life follows a constant and uninterrupted cycle, both in the heavens and on earth. Solstices and equinoxes follow each other, giving rise to the different seasons of the year. The equinoxes, like other celebrations within the Wheel of the Year, hold significance as astronomical, galactic and cosmic events, but they also have an astrological, psychological, physical, metaphysical, energetic and spiritual influence on human beings and all forms of life on Earth.

8.000 millones de habitantes

8 billion population

November 15, 2022, according to UN projections, today is the day when there will be 8 billion people on Earth. By 2030, 8.5 billion people will inhabit the planet; by 2050, 9.7 billion; and by the 2080s, 10.4 billion. However, population growth is not as rapid as before.

hormigas podrían ayudarnos a predecir terremotos / ants could help us predict earthquakes

Natural Sensors: Ants and Climate Change

For centuries, it’s been believed that ants can foretell rain. But how deep does this understanding go, and how much of it holds true? Heriberto Vélez Garza, a Physics student, has dedicated his time to probing this phenomenon. He’s unearthed that these insects possess remarkable capabilities that could prove pivotal in climate prediction.

Los costos del calentamiento global / The Costs of Global Warming

Natural Disasters: South America on High Alert

Latin America, with its rich biodiversity and expansive ecosystems, stands on the frontline of climate change. The aftermath of this global phenomenon is clear, from droughts in Argentina to flooding in other nations. Yet, there’s hope on the horizon, as summits and negotiations aim to forge a path toward a more sustainable and resilient future.

Volcán Galeras / Galeras Volcano

Galeras Volcano: A Chronicle of Eruptions and Monitoring

With its commanding presence, the Galeras Volcano has acted as both guardian and challenge for the city of Pasto. As one of Colombia’s most active volcanoes, its chronicle intertwines with the tales of those living in its shade. From tranquil spans of dormancy to explosive eruptions that have defined eras, the bond between Galeras and Pasto is a compelling saga of nature and humanity.

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