In autumn and spring, at least 130 species of birds migrate over the territory of Lebanon, including storks, pelicans and birds of prey. It is a paradise for observers, says Dr. Ireneusz Kaługa from the EcoLogical Group. In his opinion, the development of nature tourism in the region may support bird protection.
Materials as lightweight and resistant as plastic, yet fully biodegradable and... created from waste? Scientists from the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS are working on an ecological, waste-free and economical method of obtaining organic monomers.
Textbooks need an update? Diamond, graphene, graphite, fullerenes (and nanotubes) are no longer the only known forms of carbon! Carbon was observed in another form: cyclocarbon, an atomic size carbon ring. A Polish researcher has contributed to the discovery described in "Science".
There are people in whom the sounds of munching, slacking and biting evoke strong, difficult to control emotions: anger, disgust, anxiety. "It is a bad idea to completely cut off these sounds" - advises psychologist Marta Siepsiak, who studies the phenomenon of misophonia.
Spread across millions of hectares, Siberian peat bogs have been strenuously storing carbon for thousands of years, absorbing CO2 from the air. But because of global warming, instead of accumulating carbon dioxide, these areas begin to quickly release greenhouse gases - not just because of fires.