Aura - Ochrona Środowiska (AURA Environmental Protection) 2022/09

  • Will we find out who poisoned the Odra River and what?
    The headlines of magazines and the first news in numerous media at the end of July announced the tragedy - tons of dead fish in the Oder, cloudy and stinking water flows down the river, the ecological disaster has reached the center of Wrocław, anglers talk about an ecological armageddon . Do not bathe, fish or eat any fish. The August press also did not reassure themselves with information about the Oder - State institutions acted in a chaotic and late manner, a million zlotys for the person who will identify the poisoner. Odra, which was an oasis of life and turned into a cemetery. We will try to explain how this happened, but will we succeed? There is too much ambiguity about this, as if someone were deliberately confusing the whole story so that the truth would never see the light of day.
  • Climatic and ecological disasters in Poland
    The ecological disaster, the contamination of the Odra River, will have tragic consequences for the ecosystem. However, this is not the only such catastrophe that has hit Polish nature in recent years. Those that have happened in the last four decades have caused losses of EUR 16 billion. They also contributed to the tragic death of 2,121 people.
  • Restoration of rivers - a task for now
    Rivers are subject to enormous human pressure, and it should come as no surprise that there has been a large-scale environmental disaster in the Odra River. A radical change in the approach to managing natural resources, including rivers, is assumed by the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030. restoring their natural functions and ensuring free movement for at least 25,000 by 2030 km of rivers. The plans pushed by the Polish government to transform large Polish rivers into transport routes are unjustified both from a natural and economic point of view. In response to the disaster, one of the urgent measures required is the preparation and implementation of the Odra Valley restoration program. It should be noted that there has been an appeal in Poland to grant legal personality to the Odra River.
  • Hydrological status quo
    The origins of water on Earth date back 4.6 billion years. Research has shown that water could not have been formed during the formation of the Earth. Our planet was probably so hot then that all the water would have evaporated. Modern research suggests that most of the water on Earth comes from an extraterrestrial source, possibly from asteroids and comets that hit the Earth and were rich in water. Along with the evaporating water, an atmosphere appeared, and with it, life could arise on Earth.
  • Water pollution
    Water in nature is a common substance characterized by unusual properties that manifest themselves in countless ways. Its physical and chemical properties allow for the cyclical transition through three states of matter, which makes them important not only in the human economy, but also in many biochemical processes taking place in the natural environment. However, there is something that causes that despite the amount of water deposited on Earth, which has not changed for billions of years, the actual amount that could be used decreases from year to year. This is due to the deteriorating condition of the natural environment and, consequently, the deterioration of the water quality, which, due to the introduced pollutants, cannot be fully used by humans.
  • Roses decorate, relax, express feelings
    Once again, the International Competition in Warsaw has been resolved Rose Trrials organized by the Botanical Garden of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Powsin together with the Polish Rose Breeders Association. Crystal Rose was won by Ile de Fleurs , the winner of the entire competition and the winner of the Amber Rose with a result of 87 percent. points was Scarlet Bonica .
  • The Rose
    The rose type (Rosa) is trivially one of the most famous and valuable, both in nature and in the broadly understood human environment. The very term "rose" is ambiguous and refers to countless and even surprising directions, constituting one of the most important elements of the heritage of our culture and civilization. An ornamental, fruit plant, important in the pharmaceutical, cosmetic and perfumery industries.
  • Meditations at the swampy table
    Love, love, but with an empty belly you cannot win. Bukowisko had already passed with grunts. The chill of autumn fogs the swamp more and more. The September frivolity of the moose has ended, and now, especially the males, they need to recover after the heat period, and prepare for the coming winter. There is no better way to do this than to eat well. Swamps of the Lower Basin are properly prepared for the elk.
  • It is high time for Polish hydrogen
    We have been hearing for a long time that hydrogen is the fuel of the future. Because of the war in Ukraine, the future is now. Hydrogen and renewable fuels have an important role to play in gaining independence from imported raw materials from Russia. For a European economy that uses fossil fuels, including gas, building a hydrogen economy can be a way out of the raw materials crisis.
  • Polish Hydrogen
    Valleys Hydrogen Valleys are regions where projects involving the use of hydrogen in various areas of the economy will be implemented. The project of the Polish Hydrogen Strategy assumed the creation of six Hydrogen Valleys. Each of them has their own plans and intentions on how to use this fuel of the future for the benefit of all.
  • Only renewable hydrogen reduces emissions
    Scientific and economic communities agree that hydrogen can provide us with a climate neutral future as a clean energy carrier. If the energy transformation is to serve decarbonisation goals, its production must not be accompanied by greenhouse gas emissions. Hydrogen currently produced using methane steam reforming does not fulfill this role. It is associated with the emission of huge amounts of CO2 into the atmosphere.
  • Hydrogen - a fuel for urban transport
    Hydrogen has earned the name of an excellent fuel due to its electrochemical properties and, most importantly, no CO2 emissions from combustion. No wonder that its advantages are of interest to Polish bus fleet operators who are looking for ecological solutions for their cities. The precursor of the hydrogen transformation of public transport in Poland is Przedsiębiorstwo Komunikacji Miejskiej in Jaworzno, which conducted pilot tests of a Solaris hydrogen-powered bus from Air Products.
  • Polish efforts to obtain the marketability of emission permits
    In the 1990s, environmental protection in Poland was close to the statutory sanctioning of marketable emission permits. The government-initiated initiative was then promoted by the energy sector. The main obstacle, however, was political instability, which resulted in frequent changes in the administration. In the 21st century, marketable emission permits - although only in relation to carbon dioxide - were introduced by an EU directive. But national support for the use of this instrument is now much weaker than it was in the 1990s.
  • Plants will clean the soil
    Pumpkins, willows and poplars are just some of the plant species that are used to clean the soil of organic pollutants. What characteristics of species are desirable, how to speed up the process of soil remediation and how not to harm plants and people?
  • Cranberry and its health-promoting properties
    It is now believed that the diet largely determines human health, as it affects the occurrence and development of most civilization diseases, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer or cardiovascular diseases. Bioactive substances, which are found in large amounts in fruits and vegetables, can prevent or significantly inhibit the development of diseases, and also favorably stimulate the general condition of the human body. Among the fruits, cranberry attracts special attention due to its health-promoting properties. This fruit is characterized by a high content of phenyl compounds with antioxidant properties. For this reason, it is recommended in the prevention of civilization diseases, such as: atherosclerosis, hypertension or cancer.
  • Cellular agriculture will solve the problems of food production
    There are more research centers and start- ups working on the development of cell-grown food. It is estimated that in a dozen or so years, this technology will be an important method of obtaining animal protein, ensuring benefits for the environment and animal welfare.

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