The melting of Swiss glaciers has been extreme over the past year, scientists point out

2017 - 10 - 31
The melting of Swiss glaciers has been extreme over the past year, scientists point out

Swiss glaciers have extremely shrunk over the past year, with the loss of ice between the beginning of October last year and the end of September this year among the greatest in the past 100 years, according to the Swiss Academy of Natural Sciences.

Two dozen monitored glaciers in the Alps confederation lost a total of three per cent of their volume, i.e., about 1.5 billion cubic metres. Scientists noted that melted water from the …

The melting of Swiss glaciers has been extreme over the past year, scientists point out
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The Mediterranean Sea is threatened by an invasive species of jellyfish on the Italian shores

2017 - 09 - 20
The Mediterranean Sea is threatened by an invasive species of jellyfish on the Italian shores

Mediterranean waters, increasingly warmer due to climate change and the expansion of the Suez Canal in 2015 both paved the way for the expansion of invasive jellyfish to Italian shores. The species known as Rhopilema nomadica under its scientific name is regarded as a great threat by the European Commission. Tourists in the south of Italy are afraid to swim in the sea because of these creatures.

As a result of global warming, the Italian …

The Mediterranean Sea is threatened by an invasive species of jellyfish on the Italian shores
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Thyme and ant gardens return to the wild horse reserve

2017 - 08 - 31
Thyme and ant gardens return to the wild horse reserve

This year, important species of herbs have appeared in a large herbivore reserve located in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague, which were either missing or very rare in the previous years. Biologists are particularly excited over thyme, grass pink, field cow-wheat and the strikingly yellow-flowering Irish fleabanes.

The main reason for establishing large herbivore grazing in the former training area was to restore diverse meadows featuring high numbers of plant species …

Thyme and ant gardens return to the wild horse reserve
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The breeding of jackals has been proven in a reserve with ranging European bison and wild horses as the northernmost occurrence of this phenomenon in Europe

2017 - 07 - 17
The breeding of jackals has been proven in a reserve with ranging European bison and wild horses as the northernmost occurrence of this phenomenon in Europe

Central Europe has a new permanent resident. The reproduction of the golden jackal has been documented in a large ungulate reserve located in the former military training area of Milovice near Prague as the northernmost occurrence of this activity in Europe and for the very first time in the Czech Republic.

An image of a lactating female was captured very recently by a camera trap. Shortly afterwards, Vojtech Lukas, a photographer who has been documenting …

The breeding of jackals has been proven in a reserve with ranging European bison and wild horses as the northernmost occurrence of this phenomenon in Europe
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Another elk dies in a traffic accident in south Bohemia. The second case this year

2017 - 06 - 21
Another elk dies in a traffic accident in south Bohemia. The second case this year

Scientists and conservationists are sounding an alarm bell. Another elk died in a traffic accident on the roads in the southern part of the Czech Republic. The animal lost its life on a road towards the Austrian border. The vehicle hit the creature as it crossed the road, on Sunday between midnight and 1 a.m. Scientists who monitor the last remaining stock of elk in the Czech Republic published the information today.

“We contacted the …

Another elk dies in a traffic accident in south Bohemia. The second case this year
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