Decisions of the Polish authorities regarding large-scale logging in the Białowieża Forest violate EU law, the European Court of Justice ruled in Luxembourg, pointing out that these decisions could not be justified by the unprecedented bark beetle outbreak.
Ecohydrologists from the University of Lodz received the prestigious EU award "The Best LIFE projects" for the project of water reservoir reclamation in Arturówek, Łódź. It is among the best projects completed in 2016-2017, and competes for the "Best of the best award".
Meteorological measurements on Śnieżka (1602 m above sea level), the highest peak of the Karkonosze Mountains, have been conducted without interruption for nearly 140 years. Today, eight people work at the High Mountain Meteorological Observatory of the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, and the measurements carried out on Śnieżka are part of the global meteorological observation system.
Even if we start caring for the environment now and farmers start using less fertilizers, from which biogenic substances get into the soil and then into the waters, the Polish rivers and the Baltic Sea will still be polluted for several more decades - says environmental physicist Dr. Przemysław Wachniew from AGH-UST.
EU Member States should be able to express their willingness to grow GM crops and not, as the current regulations require, report that they do not want to produce GM plants authorized by the EU. An expert group proposes a change of regulations in the journal Nature Biotechnology.