An international team of scientists has discovered how rainforests may have looked 1.5 million years ago - and how they may look in the future - through analysis of perfectly preserved plant and animal fossils from Zhangpu, China.
Koala, wombat, frog, camel, and even crabs. And in Poland a cow representing farm animals and a deer representing wild fauna. Researchers analysed signs placed by roads to warn against collisions with animals. Can we expect an 'evolution' of traffic signs, or is it enough to stick with information like 'hedgehogs' or 'amphibians' added under the 'Other danger' sign?
Migrating animals know no borders, but on the routes of their journeys they often face various obstacles: roads, railway lines, pipelines, channels and powerful fences. Researchers are working on a global ungulate migration map to protect migration routes and associated populations on the scale of entire countries and continents.
Preparations are underway for the space mission FLEX that will track the condition of the plant cover on Earth and assess the condition of crops and the natural environment. Tight and vibration-resistant containers for transporting scientific instruments necessary for the mission are being developed by specialists from SENER Polska.