Where do heavy metals in the Norwegian fiord Hornsund in Spitsbergen come from? Scientists from the Institute of Oceanology of the Polish Academy of Sciences investigate their source in collaboration with the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Earth Sciences and the Centre for Polar Studies of the University of Silesia in Katowice.
To counteract drought in Poland, we should protect and restore wetlands on the largest possible scale. 'Give wetlands back their space. They are natural water storages in the environment', says Ilona Biedroń from the Wetland Protection Centre and doctoral candidate at the Institute of Technology and Life Sciences - National Research Institute in Falenty.
It is hard to imagine a despair greater than that of a parent who realises that they have forgotten to take a child from a hot car during a heat wave. In such cases, it is usually a moment of inattention, distraction, a phone ringing at the wrong time, a slight change in everyday routine... As a reason, at a critical moment the parent begins to think about matters other than the most important one: the child's life. After all, no one would like to find out for themselves what is happening in the head of a parent racing back to the car and fearing that the worst possible nightmare has come true.