More and more bats spend winter in European caves, although 40 years ago their population was decreasing, in part due to heavy metals present in the environment. Scientists from Poznań presented the summary of 70 years of greater mouse-eared bat and lesser horseshoe bat monitoring conducted in the Ojców National Park and the surrounding area - in the following caves: Łokietka, Ciemna, Nietoperzowa, Racławicka and Wierzchowska Górna.
Recently, researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, in collaboration with TROPOS, Leipzig and NIC, Slovenia focused on revealing the fate of these volatile biogenic compounds in the atmosphere, investigating their lifetime and the processes they undergo.
Polish cities remain among the most polluted cities in the world. To change this, we should increase the use of renewable energy sources, including geothermal energy, which is currently barely used in Poland, says Dr. Anna Sowiżdżał, a professor at the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH-UST.