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Poland consulting foreign labs over Oder River fish die-off

Aug. 16, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland is turning to laboratories abroad in a bid to solve the mystery of a massive fish die-off in the Oder River, authorities said Tuesday, while the government pledged to toughen laws against environmental polluters. Experts in Poland and Germany, which...

New Polish textbook provokes anger with passage on fertility

Aug. 16, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new high school textbook produced under the auspices of Poland's conservative government has provoked criticism for what some government critics see as an attempt to indoctrinate young people. Criticism of the contemporary history book, titled “History...

Oil barriers to rein in spread of dead fish from Oder River

Aug. 15, 2022 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German officials expressed mounting anger Monday at the slow flow of information from Poland as experts raced to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish in a shared border river and put up barriers used to contain oil spills in a bid to rein in the spread of fish carcasses. ...

With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday

Aug. 15, 2022 10:48 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic show of support for NATO members on the eastern front as Russia wages war nearby in Ukraine. ...

German minister decries ecological catastrophe in Oder River

Aug. 14, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Germany's environment minister said the mass die-off of fish in the Oder River is an ecological catastrophe and it isn't clear yet how long it will take the river to recover. Steffi Lemke spoke Sunday at a news conference alongside her Polish counterpart, Anna...

What killed tons of fish in European river? Mystery deepens

Aug. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Laboratory tests following a mass die-off of fish in the Oder River detected high levels of salinity but no mercury poisoning its waters, Poland’s environment minister said Saturday as the mystery continued as to what killed tons of fish in Central Europe. ...

Poland: 'Huge' amounts of chemical waste dumped into river

Aug. 12, 2022 11:52 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's prime minister said Friday that “huge amounts of chemical waste” were probably dumped intentionally into the Oder River, which runs along the border with Germany, causing environmental damage so severe it will take the river years to recover. Tons...

Polish pilgrims injured in Croatia bus crash to return home

Aug. 08, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish authorities were working Monday to repatriate injured passengers aboard a bus that crashed on the weekend in Croatia, killing 12 people as it ferried Polish pilgrims to a popular Catholic shrine. The bus with 44 passengers aboard veered off a motorway...

Bus crash on highway in Croatia kills at least 12 people

Aug. 06, 2022 05:35 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Poland-registered bus carrying pilgrims to a shrine in Bosnia skidded from a highway in northern Croatia early Saturday, killing at least 12 people and injuring several others, police and officials said. Croatian police said on Twitter that “in the...

Poland sees rise of African migrants coming through Russia

Aug. 04, 2022 12:51 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish officials on Thursday reported a change in migration patterns across the country’s border with Belarus, with Africans who first traveled to Russia making up most of those seeking to enter Poland illegally by that route instead of people from the Mideast. ...