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October 15, 2021
A carbon removal industry is coming – but there are problems

Sucking all of the excess carbon out of the air seems like a simple and wonderful solution, but it's not that easy at all.

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October 14, 2021
International E-Waste Day - The huge amounts we throw away

In 2021 we will throw away e-waste weighing more than the Great Wall of China, according to the WEEE Forum.

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October 12, 2021
To save forests, researchers are connecting trees to Twitter

Sensor equipped trees can gather huge amounts of data, and they are taking to Twitter to share it with the world.

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October 11, 2021
ED Interview: Konstantin from Žaliuomenė

We talked to Konstantin about the zero-waste ecological café and shop in Vilnius, and why being sustainable is important.

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October 10, 2021
Reasons to have some ocean optimism

We write a lot about the problems with our oceans, but there are also reasons to have a little hope for the future.

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October 8, 2021
The Nobel prize goes to.. the climate scientists sadly proved right

The climate modellers who have been proved right again and again, are worthy winners of the 2021 Nobel prize for physics.

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October 7, 2021
Tallinn has big hydrogen bus plans for the next few years

Tallinn has big plans for hydrogen powered buses in the city, as part of the commitment to make public transport emission free by 2035.

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October 3, 2021
Riga's hydrogen trolleybuses 'not living up to expectations'

Riga was one of the first cities in Europe to use hydrogen powered public transport, but how well is it going?

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October 1, 2021
Our 'earthshine' is getting dimmer - This is why it matters

Our earthshine is getting dimmer, and the bad news is that it is a potentially a very bad thing for climate change.

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September 30, 2021
23 species moved from the Endangered to Extinct list

Twenty three more species are declared extinct with man-made climate change and habitat destruction are largely to blame.

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September 29, 2021
Cutting edge tech identifies high-emitting vehicles in our cities

4% of vehicles are responsible for 41% of the emissions contributing to urban air pollution, this European technology helps find them.

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September 28, 2021
TalTech's plans to be climate neutral by 2035

Speaking at the university's 103rd anniversary celebrations, rector Tiit Land made a speech on the commitment that TalTech is making to be 'seriously green'.

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September 27, 2021
Estonians opposed to EU climate policy if it brings high electricity prices

A flash survey shows almost two-thirds of Estonians do not support meeting climate goals if that means a large increase in electricity prices.

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September 21, 2021
Romanian forests, Europe's biodiversity heartland, are at risk

Romanian forests are disappearing at an alarming rate due to illegal logging which corrupt state institutions have been unable to curb.

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September 20, 2021
Rapid climate change is influencing evolution

As the climate changes, so do warm-blooded animals. Warmer temperatures are causing numerous species to try and stay cooler through various evolutionary adaptations.

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September 20, 2021
How can the Arctic Council adapt to climate change?

It's survived 25 years of bumpy relations between Russia and 'The West', but will it manage to adapt to climate change?

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September 17, 2021
It's Global Week to #ACT4SDGs 2021

The Global Week to Act for Sustainable Development Goals runs from 17-28 September, find out what it is and how to take part.

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September 14, 2021
The state of soil: Problems and solutions under our feet

We don't pay enough attention to what is happening under our feet. Prof. Claire Chenu, a soil expert, explains why it matters.

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September 13, 2021
Amazon deforestation slows for the second month in a row

Even though deforestation is continuing at a terrifying rate, the rate of clearance has gone down for the last two months.

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September 12, 2021
Tallinn wins European Green Capital 2023

At the fifth attempt Tallinn has beaten 15 competing cities, to be awarded the title of European Green Capital for 2023.

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September 9, 2021
Drop 90% of coal and 60% of oil and gas to limit warming to 1.5°C

We need to make huge fossil fuel cuts to keep below a 1.5°C temperature increase and avoid the worst of climate change.

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August 31, 2021
The footprint of aircon is huge - Europe could slash it with chilled water

Air conditioning uses huge amounts of power, but there are options to reduce the footprint, like district heating with chilled water.

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August 24, 2021
Port of Tallinn unveils plan to be Baltic Sea green infrastructure hub

Port of Tallinn is putting hydrogen at the centre of a newly unveiled and ambitious green infrastructure plan.

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August 20, 2021
New study shows repairing the ozone layer is also reducing CO₂

We don't read much environmental good news, but the effects of the Montreal Protocol have been a rare success story.

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August 17, 2021
Apocalypse films might give us false security on climate change

We are surrounded by disaster movies that come with heroes and happy endings, but maybe they are lulling us into false hope.

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August 12, 2021
Baltic seagrass beds are hotspots for accumulated microplastics

A recent study shows higher than previously recorded levels of microplastics in coastal seagrass beds in the Baltic Sea.

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August 10, 2021
The race to build more electric cars should not rely on seabed mining

As the electric car industry demands more rare minerals for battery production, this is why we shouldn't mine them from the seabed.

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August 8, 2021
Electric cars are really only a half way solution

Estonian author Mikhel Mutt argues that we don't need to just change the fuel in our cars, but ourselves.

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August 7, 2021
The link between electric car sales and GDP per capita

Research shows a direct link between GDP per capita and electric car uptake, and the Baltics are not doing well.

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August 3, 2021
The sustainable medals of Tokyo 2020

Each medal hung ceremoniously around the neck of a victorious athlete is made from recycled precious metals from unwanted electronic devices.

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August 1, 2021
E-highways - Are overhead cables the best way to decarbonise lorries?

Decarbonising road freight is a lot more challenging than private cars, could overhead cables be the way to reduce emissions.

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July 31, 2021
EU rejection of Amendment 171 - A win for plant-based dairy

After months of activism the EU has withdrawn the amendment which would have stopped plant-based dairy from using descriptions like 'creamy'.

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July 27, 2021
Estonia facing €100,000 per day fines for logging in protected forests

Estonia, like Poland, is facing potential big fines if it does not stop the practice of logging in protected forest areas.

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July 26, 2021
Monks Wood Wilderness - What really happens when we let land rewild

Should we reforest or rewild, and just how does rewilding work anyway? Monks Wood shows a unique 60 year old example

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July 22, 2021
Should we worry about the climate effects of the space tourism industry?

As the race to get tourists into space gets hotter, is anyone actually paying attention to the potential climate effects of the industry.

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July 19, 2021
Estonian circuit court lifts injunction on new shale oil plant

Most people have a pretty clear opinion about shale oil extraction, but the Estonian courts seem a little undecided.

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