Aura - Ochrona Środowiska (AURA Environmental Protection) 2019/01

  • The Katowice Package has been accepted
  • Are we going in the right direction? After the climate summit in Katowice
  • Water erosion - the cause of the outflow of biogenic compounds from agricultural sources to surface liquids
  • Analysis of actual evapotranspiration measurements of steppes and woody plantations in the semi-desert zone
  • Light pollution on the campus of the Cracow University of Technology
  • Renewable energy sources Hydrogen energy (2)
  • From the jurisprudence of the EU Court of Justice Judgment of the Court of 7 November 2018 regarding cattle grazing and land fertilization near the Natura 2000 site in the Netherlands-Lands
    Operative part of Article 6 (1) 3 of Council Directive 92/43 / EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora (hereinafter the Habitats Directive - H) should be interpreted as meaning that cattle grazing and soil fertilization activities in the vicinity Natura 2000 sites can be qualified as an "undertaking" within the meaning of this provision, even if such activities, to the extent that they do not constitute physical intervention in the natural environment, do not constitute a "venture" within the meaning of art. 1 point 2 lit. a) Directive 2011/92 / EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 December 2011 on the assessment of the effects of certain public and private projects on the environment (hereinafter the EIA Directive). Facts and the subject matter of the dispute The cases being the subject of proceedings concern the systems of granting permits for agricultural activity, causing nitrogen deposition in protected areas on [...]
  • Economics of the environment - Ecological policy of the state 2030
    In 2019, the new environmental policy of the state is to be adopted. Her project, which was made available to the public, is characterized by numerous deficiencies. First and foremost, it points too little to specific goals that should be achieved. In addition, it does not show a convincing way to achieve them using instruments that are already available or that should be implemented. For this reason, the draft gives way to earlier documents of this type.
  • Think about nature again - What do climate change mean for elephants?
    African and Asian elephants are threatened with extinction. These largest terrestrial animals are exposed to many dangers. Their space is rapidly decreasing. They are still dying at the hands of poachers. Despite the efforts of NGOs and the local community, there is still another factor that can lead to the extinction of elephants - climate change.
  • I want to howl! - Olgierd Wieczorek
  • Paragraph and Environment - Prevent hunting
    Question: Is it possible to apply to a civil court against persons obstructing, and especially preventing the pursuit of hunting with an action to repair damage resulting from not obtaining the financial benefits usually brought by hunting? Participants of the postgraduate study "Hunting and protection of animals" at the University of Life Sciences in Poznań. Answer: Theoretically, this is not excluded, practically realizing such a claim would be extremely difficult. The presented legal issue should be looked at from the angle of the Act of 13 October 1995 - Hunting Law (Journal of Laws of 2017, item 1295, as amended) and the Act of April 23, 1964 - Civil Code (Dz. U. of 2018, item. 1025 with amendments, hereinafter referred to as "kc"). Above all, one should answer the question of who could apply with such a lawsuit. Certainly not a hunter, but an entity that has a property gain in hunting, and such an entity is a leaseholder or manager of a hunting circuit, and this is because in accordance with art. 15 para. 1 Rights [...]
  • Technological peculiarities from the world
    Cheap catalyst for obtaining hydrogen The future of energy depends on the way of acquiring and storing energy from partially unpredictable sources, such as sunlight or wind. The new catalyst, developed at the University of Toronto, can support many of the clean energy technologies involved in the production of hydrogen from water. The idea is to be able to reverse this process in electrochemical cells and store it in the form of water, and if necessary recover from it again. Currently, most of the hydrogen comes from fossil fuels. Researchers in Toronto sought a new catalyst that could replace the most efficient currently used, based on platinum. They are expensive and work in an acidic environment. The new catalyst is a combination of copper, nickel and chromium, which are widely available and much cheaper than platinum. However, its most interesting feature is that it works in a neutral pH environment, which opens up a wide field for its applications. Among other things, it enables the extraction of hydrogen from sea water without the need for expensive [...]
  • Ecological Chronicle - December 2018 - (eco)
  • Energy Atlas review. Facts and data on renewable energy in Europe

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