AURA Ochrona Środowiska 2017/12


  • Technological curiosities from the world
    A better catalyst - researchers at the University of Surrey have developed a new catalyst that effectively eliminates carbon dioxide and methane. Nickel-based catalyst reinforced with tin and cerium oxide, effectively converts greenhouse gases into synthesis gas...
  • European otter, unusual inhabitant of Polish fauna
    The european otter, like most weasels, is characterized by an elongated body. The tail is the rudder for the animal while swimming, it is heavily muscled, at its base it is flattened, its end is cylindrical. The environment of life - an ideal place to live for otters are all clean watercourses with a diversified coastline and access to the right amount of food. Rivers, ponds, ditches or streams are the most frequent places of occurrence of this species. In winter, the animal leaves completely freezing reservoirs....
  • Epitaph for rhinoceroses
    The rhinoceros are beautiful, majestic animals that arouse sympathy. They are herbivores, eating dozens of kilos of leaves, twigs, fruit and grass daily. They spend half of their life on this activity. They are perfectly recognizable due to the extremely thick, wrinkled skin and prominent horn. Science today provides more and more evidence for the rich emotional life of animals. Rhinos are also very emotional, they can be tender and gentle, they fall in love, they can look after each other.....
  • Ecological chronicle
    The UN climate summit - took place from 6 to 17 November in Bonn. Delegates from nearly 200 countries participated...
  • Judgment of the Court of 19 October 2017 on the reduction of the Natura 2000 area in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, (C-281/16)
    By decision of 4 July 2013, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, pursuant to Article 10a of the Environmental Protection Act of 1998, designated the Haringvliet area as a special protection area, excluding the Leenheeren polder from its area. Polder, including agricultural land, was previously included in the site of Community importance, although there were no types of protected habitats or species. The Netherlands Administrative Court annulled the decision because the polder had not previously been included in the special protection area.....