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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After months of activism the EU has withdrawn the amendment which would have stopped plant-based dairy from using descriptions like 'creamy'.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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July 15, 2021
Is Facebook on the road to sustainability redemption?

There are a lot of possible reasons not to love Facebook, but these days environmental sustainability might not be on of them.

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July 9, 2021
Research shows how reforesting Europe would increase rainfall

Planting trees can have a real effect on climate both locally and globally, including a big effect on rainfall levels.

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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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July 5, 2021
How palm oil became the world’s most used but most hated fat source

We use more palm oil than any other vegetable oil, yet it is the world's 'most hated crop', how did that happen?

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June 30, 2021
A chat about energy islands with the Danish climate minister

Denmark has a history of wind power, and now they are building artificial islands to create more capacity than ever before.

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June 28, 2021
Cities that connect society with nature are the new priority

Speakers at a Research and Innovation Day event present proposals for new urban design projects reconnecting with people and nature.

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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 22, 2021
Using bacteria to recycle precious metals from EV batteries

As the world demand for batteries grows, we need to use better ways to recover the precious metals used to make them.

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June 20, 2021
The price of food waste is too big for our wallets and the planet

Ieva Budraitė, the Chairwoman of the Lithuanian Green Party, explains why we need to take action to stop food waste.

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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 15, 2021
'Sustainable' Norway plans to keep on drilling for oil

Norway aims to be carbon neutral by 2050 but still sees production of oil and gas 'in a long term persepctive'.

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June 15, 2021
What is the bioeconomy and how could it help fight climate change?

What five young experts and activists say the bioeconomy means to them, and what needs to happen for it to become a reality.

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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 8, 2021
Why we cannot meet sustainable development goals with a sick ocean

The oceans are our greatest shared resource, and sustainable development can never really happen if they are not healthy.

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June 8, 2021
Painting buildings with super white paint can cool them by nearly 5ºC

White surfaces have a cooling effect on the planet, and painting buildings with whiter-than-white paint cools them dramatically.

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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 5, 2021
Breaking Boundaries with David Attenborough and Johan Rockström

The new documentary explores how human activity has pushed Earth beyond the boundaries that have kept it stable for 10,000 years.

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June 5, 2021
Five reasons the climate movement must do more to mobilise older people

The renewed fight against climate change has to mobilise not only the young but also the often overlooked elderly demographic.

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June 4, 2021
World Environment Day 2021 and the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

This June 4-5, the World Environment Day event also marks the launch of the UN Decade On Ecosystem Restoration.

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June 3, 2021
How tree bark and compost can turn into plane wings and trash bags

Trees, crops and organic waste can be transformed into plastics used to make everything from rubbish bags to plane wings.

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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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