By storing carbon from carbon dioxide, peat bogs help in the fight against global warming. But it will not last forever. In over one hundred years - when it gets too hot - peat bogs on Earth will release more carbon than they absorb, new research shows.
The whole class of genes related to the protection against pathogens is transferred between species more easily than other, randomly selected genes, Polish scientists show in their latest research. On the example of newts, they studied crossbreeding between individuals of different species.
Extreme weather phenomena, drought, growing populations of plant pests, longer blooms of cyanobacteria and more frequent fish kills - these are the possible effects of climate change and heat in Poland. According to some scientists, this year`s heat wave in the world will make 2018 an extremely hot year.
Since reptiles are evolutionarily earlier than birds, there was an egg between the last reptile and the first bird. But there will always be people who are convinced that a rooster was first - says Prof. Jan Jankowski. Poultry expert from the UWM in Olsztyn talks about egg-laying poultry hatcheries, the differences between broilers and egg layers, and whether the chickens farmed for meat lay eggs.