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Peatland vegetation diseases can be detected with AI and satellite systems

AI algorithms combined with satellite Earth observation systems effectively detect diseases of peatland vegetation, according to research conducted by scientists from the Remote Sensing Centre of the Institute of Geodesy and Cartography.

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    Humans have ‘indisputably’ caused global warming by emitting greenhouse gases, says scientists

    Reports published in recent years leave no doubt about human responsibility for contemporary global warming. 'It is indisputable that humans have caused global warming by emitting greenhouse gases,’ say members of the Climate Crisis Advisory Team at the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

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    Concrete, microplastics and implants will be all that remains of humanity, says geologist

    Concrete and microplastics will remain in layers corresponding to our geological period. Fillings, metal and plastic implants and plastic clothes will also survive, Professor Jan Zalasiewicz, a geologist and proponent of the establishment of the geological epoch called Anthropocene, told PAP.

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    Water temperature in river on Spitsbergen is rising faster than expected

    The water temperature in the Arctic Fuglebekken River in Svalbard increased by 6 degrees Celsius between 2005 and 2022. Scientists from the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, who studied this variability, emphasize that they did not expect such large increases.

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    Land of Extinct Volcanoes joins UNESCO Global Geoparks

    The Land of Extinct Volcanoes located in the Western Sudetes was added to the UNESCO list of Global Geoparks last week. It is the third Polish geopark in the UNESCO Global Geoparks network.

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    Condition of surface waters in Poland is rather bad, just like in the West, says ecohydrologist

    Despite the huge progress that has been made over several decades, the situation of Polish surface waters is rather bad, although it is no different from Western Europe in this respect. A lot can be changed with simple methods, says Dr. Paweł Jarosiewicz, an ecohydrologist from the University of Lodz.

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    New numerical model sheds light on volcanism on Earth, Moon and Mars

    Scientists from the Space Research Center at the Polish Academy of Sciences have developed a new numerical model of magma intrusion into the crust of the Earth and other planetary bodies. It will help better understand the mechanics of volcanoes, including the past volcanic activity on the Moon and Mars.

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    Warm February is the result of global climate change

    Warm February is not an ordinary anomaly; it fits into the picture of global warming. This must be taken seriously, Professor Bogdan Chojnicki from the University of Life Sciences in Poznań told PAP. In his opinion, this is a picture of system-wide climate change.

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    New archaeological finds in Cave Raj

    The bones of a cave lion, a mammoth and reindeer antlers have been discovered by archaeologists working in Cave Raj (Świętokrzyskie). The aim of the research project is the analysis and detailed reconstruction of climatic and environmental changes that occurred in prehistory in southern Poland.

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    Ice loss measured thanks to 'orbit memory'

    Scientists are now able to check how the ice mass is changing in Greenland and Antarctica, where measuring instruments cannot be installed. The new method involves determining changes in the Earth's shape based on observations of anomalies in the movement of artificial satellites and 'orbit memory'.

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The lack of antibodies against the nucleocapsid protein of the SARS-CoV-2 virus doubled the risk of the so-called long COVID, an inter-university team of Polish scientists found. This discovery, which requires further confirmation, could potentially open new avenues for the prevention and treatment of this disorder.