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- Young people are fighting for a better climate
In recent months, each of us feels the effects of the CO-VID-19 pandemic caused by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to varying degrees. The virus spread all over the world has caused, among others social and economic losses. Focused on the fight against the crown-virus, we should not, however, forget about other problems the world is facing, such as the progressing climate crisis. It is worth noting the actions of young people representing the Youth Climate Strike (MSK) - an international movement of pupils and students who have been protesting against the passivity of politicians against global warming for two years ...
- Is this just a drought problem?
The April issue of Aura published an article by Mr. Cezary J. Tajer "How (not) to counteract the effects of drought?" One should be glad that the group of people who think critically about what is happening with water in Poland is growing. More and more young people feel the need for changes in water management. It is worse to know how to do it. Because I have dealt with water management issues for many years, I have some thoughts [1, 2, 3, 4] and I will try to use them in this article. How it is? Almost everyone knows that the Framework Directive 2000/60 / EU has been operating since 2000. That we would have "good ecological status of waters" by 2015. That the condition of the waters instead of improving - worsens - even less. There is a reason. By decision of the Council of Ministers of December 2018, the department of government administration "Water management" was assigned to the Minister of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation. A situation arose in which a trace branch of transport has since determined the living conditions of a nation of almost 40 million. To illustrate the harmfulness of this decision, I will use history1. In the 1930s, the Waterways Bureau of the Ministry of Communication was the leading leader in water management. People employed in it had a sense of mission. Remembering how Poland enriched the trade in goods transported by the Vistula, they thought that it was possible to catch up arrears resulting from the partitions and by developing freight shipping the foundation of the country's prosperity would be built. The plans developed in this office predicted that after full expansion, in 1970 waterways would transport 19,100,000. Tonnes of goods, which was to constitute 25% of rail transport. It turned out completely wrong. According to the Central Statistical Office, transport in 1970 amounted to: water - 8.8 million tons, rail - 370 million tons, cars - 862 million tons, pipelines - 15.4 million tons. Water transport as well as horse transport have been completely marginalized.
- Determinants of private forestry in Poland - today and tomorrow
The Forest Research Institute (IBL) in Sękocin Old near Warsaw has been implementing a project entitled Private forests - opportunities, problems, solutions since 2019. He received the recommendation of the Minister of the Environment and co-financing of the National Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management. The aim of the project is to promote the need for organizational, legal and financial changes related to forest management on private land. The article describes the current state of private forests in Poland, with particular emphasis on afforestation and association of forest owners
- Emission of pollutants from a coal-fired power installation
The article presents the analysis of pollutants emitted into the air from a hard coal-fired power installation, on the example of the Tychy CHP Plant, currently Manufacturing Plant Tychy. The data contained in the annual environmental reports containing the quantities of pollutants emitted were developed and illustrated. Emitted pollutants were compared with emissions from previous years. The percentage share of emitted pollutants of Tychy CHP Plant in the nationwide emission was calculated. It was found that EC Tychy is not a significant emitter.