You might not have known this rather cool fact, but Dubai has planted over 140,000 trees in the last two years at a rate of around 6,000 trees a month.
According to Dubai Municipality director-general, Dawood Al Hajiri, 140,000 trees were planted in the emirate in the past couple of years.
“We work to achieve agricultural sustainability … as part of an approved strategy to increase green spaces in Dubai,” he said.
And the video below shows how Dubai has incorporated AI into the process at the Al Warsan Nursery.
We’ll be honest, we’d love to have a trip around their huge greenhouses to check out what they’ve been growing! If only so we could stand under the sprinkler system.
Nuclear ants escape
Meanwhile, over in Poland, 2020 is the year that keeps on delivering the bad news as one million cannibal ants trapped in a nuclear bunker have escaped.
The ants were first discovered in 2013 in a Soviet nuclear bunker where they once kept nuclear weapons. The ants had no access to the outside world and had fallen through a ventilation pipe.
And with no access to the outside world, they had no choice but to eat the dead. Yummy, dead radioactive ants.
Incredibly, the colony only grew from these humble cannibalistic beginnings, with scientists suggesting ‘there were hundreds of thousands if not one million ants living in the bunker.’