Antibiotic resistance genes stored on glaciers (Geny oporności na antybiotyki przechowywane na lodowcach)
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Antibiotic resistance genes stored on glaciers (Geny oporności na antybiotyki przechowywane na lodowcach)

The rapid growth and permanent spreading of resistance to antibiotics among bacteria is an unquestioned global problem and according to the World Health Organization, one of the most serious threats of the 21st century. Currently, drug-resistant diseases cause at least 700,000 deaths globally per year and it is estimated that this number will increase to … Continue reading

Unexpected source of contaminants (radionuclides) on a glacier in Caucasus (Niespodziewane źródło zanieczyszczeń (radionuklidów) na lodowcu w Kaukazie)
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Unexpected source of contaminants (radionuclides) on a glacier in Caucasus (Niespodziewane źródło zanieczyszczeń (radionuklidów) na lodowcu w Kaukazie)

All of us have encountered, either on TV or on the Internet,  news concerning climate changing and glacier melting. There is no doubt as to the main consequences of glacier melting: changes in the functioning of marine and terrestrial ecosystems. For humans it results in coastal cities disappearing under water or floods in these places … Continue reading

Helicopters as a source of recent black carbon in pristine Antarctic lakes (Helikoptery jako źródło współczesnego czarnego węgla w dziewiczych jeziorach antarktycznych)
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Helicopters as a source of recent black carbon in pristine Antarctic lakes (Helikoptery jako źródło współczesnego czarnego węgla w dziewiczych jeziorach antarktycznych)

In the recorded history, Antarctica is noted as the last region on Earth to be discovered and colonized by humans. More than 170 million years ago, Antarctica was part of  Gondwana – a supercontinent. Antarctica separated from Gondwana ca. 170 million years ago, and as we know it today was formed around 25 million years ago. Due to … Continue reading