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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 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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July 6, 2021
Vilnius 'Septyniolika' challenge raises awareness of UN SDGs

If you are in Vilnius this summer with some free time, then why not take part in the 'Septyniolika' sustainability challenge.

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June 26, 2021
Three Estonian cities make the top ten in EU air quality index

Estonia does well in the new city air quality index from the European Environment Agency, Lithuania and Latvia slightly less so.

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June 23, 2021
Health warnings issued for swimming at three popular Estonian beaches

Terviseamet has issued a caution people bathing at three different beaches due to high levels of water pollution at Pärnu and Tallinn.

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June 22, 2021
Riga reduces public transport but offers free parking for Jāņi celebrations

Should Riga be celebrating this festival about nature and the great outdoors by promoting cars or by promoting public transport?

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June 18, 2021
World first autonomous hydrogen shuttle launches in Estonia

The world's first autonomous hydrogen powered vehicle to be granted road legal status was publicly launched in Tartu on July 5th.

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June 17, 2021
The environmental impacts of the Soviet industrial legacy

Thirty years after the end of the Soviet Union, a strong legacy still affects the relationship between society and the environment.

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June 12, 2021
Estonia becomes the first Baltic State to ban fur farming

Last week, the Riigikogu voted to ban fur farming, making Estonia the first of the Baltic states to do so.

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June 6, 2021
It's River Cleanup weekend across Lithuania and around the world

June 6th is World River Cleanup, with volunteers removing trash from more than 700 stretches of waterway around the world.

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June 2, 2021
How the Baltics are doing in the Climate Change Performance Index

We all have pre-conceived ideas about which countries are most climate friendly, but there are some suprises in the rankings.

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May 25, 2021
How are the Baltic States doing at improving rail sustainability?

Train travel is already the most sustainable option, but how are the Baltic States are doing at improving it with electrification?

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May 22, 2021
Klaipėda talks sustainable transport at the Port City Environmental Forum

The big talking points from the Sustainable Trasnport seminar at the Port City Environmental Forum in Klaipeda.

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May 12, 2021
ED Interview: Débora from Obelisk Farm

We talked to Débora about what makes hemp so amazing, sustainability, education and awareness, and about Obelisk - their family farm.

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May 12, 2021
Tallinn has no 'radical' plans to become more car-free

Tallinn's mayor says they can't make radical decisions or take away too much space from cars for cyclists, but maybe they should.

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May 7, 2021
ED Interview: Šarūnė from River Cleanup Lithuania

River Cleanup Day is at the start of June, we asked Šarūnė to tell us a bit about the initiative and how to take part.

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May 6, 2021
This weekend Let's Do It heads to the public spaces of Lithuania

7th-8th May is the time to take to the parks and forests of Lithuania with garbage bags and good intentions.

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May 2, 2021
ED Interview: Roberta from Coo Coo

We talked to Roberta about why she believes we should renovate and upcycle, and the sustainable methods she uses.

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April 28, 2021
ED Interview: Migle from Between LAB

Last year we chatted to Migle from Between LAB about the environmental and human differences between fast and slow fashion.

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April 25, 2021
How much CO2 do the Baltic States actually emit?

As countries around the world pledge CO2 emission cuts, we take a look at how much each of the Baltic States produces.

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April 13, 2021
Estonian team Solaride are ready for the 2023 World Solar Challenge

The Estonian Solaride team will take part in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge in 2023, racing 3000km across the Australian outback.

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April 10, 2021
ED Interview: Karolis from Pasodink Medį

We talked to Karolis from Lithuanian tree planting project Pasodink Medį about what they are doing and why it is important.

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April 6, 2021
Tallinn in the running for European Green Capital 2023

The Estonian capital is among 16 cities across 12 countries competing to be crowned as European Green Capital for 2023.

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April 2, 2021
Latvia gave protected status to almost 1000 'great trees' in 2020

Last year, the Latvian Nature Conservation Agency registered almost a thousand new Dižkoki, bringing the total to over 11,500.

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April 1, 2021
Tallinn University celebrates Green Month with online events

This year Tallinn University has decided to make April 'Green Month' with a wide series of online events organised by the Student Union.

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March 31, 2021
Survey asks why people in Lithuania sort their waste

A survey commissioned by Gamtos ateitis finds that three out of four people who sort their trash cite environmental reasons for doing so.

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March 20, 2021
Linde opens green powered Air Separation Plant in Kėdainiai

Industrial gas giant Linde opens a new efficient air separation plant in Kėdainiai, and announces plans for the worlds biggest hydrogen electrolyser.

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March 15, 2021
New building developments in Estonia must include electric charging infrastructure

Estonia was the first country with a nationwide fast charging network. This week they take another step forwards with new legislation.

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March 10, 2021
Shot of a Capercaillie in the Estonian forest wins FIO competition

Estonian photographer Remo Savisaar's beautiful shot of the Western Capercaillie wins the FIO international birdwatching photography competition.

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March 8, 2021
TalTech and Skeleton agree to turn Estonia into 'energy storage hub'

Tallinn University of Technology and Skeleton Technologies have created a research and development agreement on future energy storage.

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March 3, 2021
Lithuania proposes new power blockade methodology

Lithuania expects agreement from Estonia and Latvia by late June on it's proposed amended methodology for power trade with Russia.

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February 22, 2021
Baltic states climate targets for 2030 and beyond

We made a list of all of the climate targets actually set out in law and policy by the Baltic countries.

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February 20, 2021
Pasodink medį - Tree planting project in Lithuania

There are many tree planting projects worldwide. This one is unique in aiming to create new and untouchable forests in Lithuania.

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February 15, 2021
Enefit Green reports 11% renewable energy increase

Enefit's reported increase of 11% of renewable energy production in 2020 is nice but doesn't solve Estonia's power mix issues.

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February 14, 2021
Lithuania leads the EU in plastic packaging recycling

The latest available statistics show Lithuania with the highest plastic packaging recycling rate, but Estonia and Latvia below the EU average.

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February 9, 2021
Vilnius University moves to 100% green power

Vilnius University has become one of the first large organisations in Lithuania to purchase electricity from 100% renewable sources

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