Slovenia has a rich underground world with caves large and small dotting the country. They have attracted cavers, visitors and researchers from near and afar for centuries, but also people who used them as a handy way to dump their waste. As a result, 20-30% of Slovenian caves are now thought to be polluted and cleaning them is a major challenge.
Professor Bojan Mohar from the Ljubljana Faculty of Mathematics has become the first Slovenian researcher to win the prestigious ERC Synergy Grant. He will be part of an international team researching the dynamics of karst watercourses and the occurrence of phenomena in extreme situations such as floods and droughts.
Novak Djokovic on the Australian Open Grand Slam tennis tournament at Melbourne Park.Photo: EPA-EFE/DAVE HUNT AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT
Two professors at the University of Montenegro, Jozef Grego and Vladimir Pesic, told the media that the snail species, now called Travunijana djokovici, was first identified in 2019 at a spring near the capital Podgorica.
A passenger bus fell into a huge hole in the Chinese city of Xinhai, the capital of Qinghai province, according to the French Central Television.
At least 6 people have died. and The incident also wounded 16 people who are in a stable condition now.
A road section in front of a hospital on the busy Nandajie Street in the city of Xining, collapsed,
Scientists from China and France have discovered a rare doline in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the local publicity department said.
The 420-meter deep doline, or sink hole, was among a number discovered by scientists during an eight-day expedition that began on February 26 in Donglan County. The dolines found in Guangxi are normally around 250 meters deep.