The analysis of the content of 10 different organic compounds belonging to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) in soils taken from protected areas (landscape parks in the Małopolska region) revealed that in a quarter of the tested samples the permissible levels were exceeded, causing a risk of particular importance for the protection of the soil surface.
Working on a lunar meteorite is a real scientific treat, says Professor Monika A. Kusiak, a geochemist and mineralogist from the Department of Polar and Marine Research of the Institute of Geophysics of the Polish Academy of Sciences. She is studying a meteorite found in Antarctica with a team of scientists from NASA and Korea.
Equatorial tropical waves contributed to the formation of cyclone Seroja, which hit Indonesia in 2021. A cyclone in this area, close to land, is a rare phenomenon; it may be related to climate change, says Beata Latos, the first author of the publication in Nature Communications.
We must start getting used to the fact that real winters will be less frequent in Polish lowlands; perhaps they will still occur in the east of the country', says Professor Joanna Wibig from the Department of Meteorology and Climatology of the Faculty of Geographical Sciences of the University of Łódź.