Mercury deposits discovered in Greenland

Mercury deposits discovered in Greenland

American scientists have discovered deposits of mercury in Greenland. The toxic metal did not get there as a result of any accident, its source is the glaciers themselves. We are used to thinking that the concentration of mercury released into the environment is the work of man, that is, an anthropogenic cause. But mercury released from natural sources – glaciers […]

In Tallinn, the highway was blocked for the whole April in the interests of frogs

In Tallinn, the highway was blocked for the whole April in the interests of frogs

Tallinn’s busiest highway will soon reopen to cars for the night period. Throughout April, traffic was prohibited on it in the dark so that toads and frogs did not die on it, which in April has a period of resettlement from wintering places to summer habitats. According to the experts of the Estonian National Foundation, the migration of amphibians falls […]

Solar energy can turn seawater into drinking water

Solar energy can turn seawater into drinking water

Scientists from China have developed an inexpensive, efficient and uncomplicated solar-powered desalination plant. The structure is a block that floats above sea water and absorbs the energy of the sun. In the future, the resulting heat is used by the device for desalination of water due to evaporation. Desalination will help solve the global problem of a shortage of drinking […]

Global warming may leave the world without tea

Global warming may leave the world without tea

Climate change has threatened tea plantations in Kenya, India, China and Sri Lanka. Heat waves, droughts, and storms, according to scientists, can adversely affect their productivity. According to the unhappy forecasts of researchers, by 20-50 the world may lose a quarter of the territories where tea was traditionally grown. Until that time, however, tea lovers will encounter something else, namely, […]