A third of the world’s trees are threatened with extinction

Ecosystems have been going through one of the biggest extinctions in millions of years and, in this biodiversity crisis, trees are not spared, study finds published Wednesday 1er September by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International association (BGCI). In total, more than 500 scientists, specializing in ecology, biology and conservation, worked on this report. For five […]

Covid-19: Martinique plunged into mourning

Chewyl and Christelle, funeral assistants and mistresses of ceremonies, deposit a body at the funeral space of La Joyau, in Fort-de-France, on September 2, 2021. FANNY FONTAN FOR “THE WORLD” Normally, this first Thursday in September should have been synonymous with the start of the school year in Martinique, just like in the rest of […]

Infektion 2.0, the Russian-inspired Chinese operation supposed to make people forget the origin of the Covid-19

Press conference in parallel with the joint study between the World Health Organization and China in a hotel in Wuhan, Hubei province (China), February 9, 2021. ALY SONG / REUTERS The Covid-19, a formidable propaganda accelerator. For Beijing, the global health fight initiated since 2020 is an opportunity to perfect disinformation tools directly inspired by […]

“Perfect moments”: modern family

Two episodes is too often too little to get an idea of ​​a TV series. Especially when it has twenty-four. Even if The perfect moments bears the signature of novelist Marc Robitaille (A summer without a point or a sure hit), which charmed moviegoers over twenty years ago thanks to François Bouvier’s film Winter stories, […]

Culture in the forgotten Montérégie

Since the start of the federal election campaign, very little has been said about culture, other than that we must support its relaunch. All parties recognize that this sector has been severely affected by the pandemic, and will continue to be so because of the constraints related to the vaccine passport and the difficulties in […]

The business of all Quebecers

All Quebecers are affected by the 3e link. Our taxes in Quebec and Ottawa will bear the costs. Very approximate costs of 10 billion which will very likely swell, as is almost always the case in this kind of project. Unfortunately, the opportunism of the mayor of Lévis and a few neighboring elected officials joined […]

Afghanistan: an international and local failure

Afghanistan is added to the list of countries where military intervention led by Western powers has generated a new cycle of violence and social instability, which has had the effect of blocking the political transitions supposed to organize these different country in the form of a rule of law. If the use of force led […]

UMQ president fears low turnout in municipal elections

The rate of participation in the next municipal elections could suffer from the pandemic and the holding before the federal elections, apprehends the president of the Union of municipalities of Quebec (UMQ), Daniel Côté. He also urges senior levels of government to give more money to municipalities to tackle head-on the “shortage” of labor and […]

The great Josephine

The news came out at the end of August, between the swim and the lounge chair, the sunsets and the barbecue. ” I have two loves … My country and Paris. »The one who immortalized these few words will soon enter the Pantheon, alongside Voltaire, Rousseau, Jean Moulin and a few others. Icon of French […]

Pop class bubbles, a risky choice

Designer-writer and committed citizen, the author is president of the governing board of an elementary school. She also taught literature at college and collaborates with the journal Quebec letters. The abandonment of bubble classes at school risks aggravating the epidemiological situation. Besides, why were they put aside, especially in elementary school? So that young people […]

For the rich, the trees?

The humidx was no longer sticking to my skin on Monday when I arrived at Jarry Park, where I had an appointment at the end of the afternoon. But as you walked along the concrete avenue bordering the IGA stadium, the sun was still setting. The crossing to reach the western portion of the park […]

A two-speed re-entry

This summer, I wondered what I’m going to do when I grow up. I have never been a cloud landscape painter, a gravestone photographer, or a breeder of human puppies. You will see videos of ” puppy play “; it’s a hobby – how to put it? – distracting, a headache unlike any other. I […]

Nature wines on the rise

Organic, natural and biodynamic wines are popular with consumers. But knowing that the latter exist and are gaining in popularity de facto condemns what the “rearguard” had to offer, these so-called “classic” or “conventional” wines that must be relegated to the oblivion on the pretext that it’s-no-longer-the-taste-of-true-wine-today? The duty went to meet some industry players […]

Chenin Blanc 2020, South Africa

So much delicacy summed up here, whether on the aromatic level or on this famous “mouth drop” which seems to carry the most exquisite fruitiness of apple and honey in weightlessness. A “not so dry” Chenin so subtle that it caresses perfectly, due to a happy texture enriched by its fine lees. (5) Explanation of […]