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International Internet Magazine. Baltic States news & analytics Sunday, 24.09.2017, 00:55

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Large-scale landscaping project starts in Lithuania's Curonian Spit

Large-scale landscaping project starts in Lithuania's Curonian Spit

21.09.2017

A large-scale landscaping project is getting underway in the Lithuanian part of the Curonian Spit this fall with plans to open up and form new spaces and remove woody vegetation from dunes on an area of almost 700 hectares over three years, the daily Lietuvos Zinios reported on September 21st, cites LETA/BNS.

Keyword tags: Ecology, EU – Baltic States, Funds, Good for Business, Investments, Lithuania, Tourism



Stench reported in Vecmilgravis caused by reloading works at PARS Terminals in Riga

Stench reported in Vecmilgravis caused by reloading works at PARS Terminals in Riga

21.09.2017

The stench that was reported in Vecmilgavis, a neighborhood near the Freeport of Riga, was caused by reloading works in the territory of PARS Terminals stevedore company, Maruta Buklevica, a spokeswoman for the State Environmental Service, told LETA.

Environmental activists take legal action against EUR 1 bln pulp mill plan in Estonia

Environmental activists take legal action against EUR 1 bln pulp mill plan in Estonia

20.09.2017

The civic environmental organization Eesti Metsa Abiks (For the Estonian Forest) on Monday filed a letter rogatory and notice of appeal to the Tallinn administrative court, in which the environmental activists call for the annulment of the administrative acts and state's special plan concerning the construction of the one billion euro pulp mill of Est-For Invest OU, informs LETA/BNS.


Fuel-cell buses: solution for city air pollution

Fuel-cell buses: solution for city air pollution

19.09.2017

In the last 15 years, both fuel cell buses have improved greatly and hydrogen fuel efficiency has increased threefold. Fuel-cell buses are an attractive solution for public transport: they can travel long and minimise transportation’s environmental and health impacts. Trials are expected to start in Riga too.

EUR 12.9 mln fine slapped on Latvian company for excess stock of used tires

EUR 12.9 mln fine slapped on Latvian company for excess stock of used tires

11.09.2017

The Latvian State Environmental Service (VVD) has slapped a EUR 12.9 million fine on Riepu Bloki company that had been storing in Riga huge amounts of used tires well above the permitted limit, reports LETA.


06.09.2017

Nord Stream 2 won’t have significant impact on Kurgalsky Reserve

Nord Stream 2 AG, the developer of a new pipeline to supply Russian gas to the key EU market through the Baltic Sea, and the Kingisepp District Administration have held a public hearing of the draft environmental impact assessment report (EIA) for the project in Russia that was published on 4 August 2017.

30.08.2017

Ministry: electricity production on Jagala River can't be continued

Production of electric energy on Jagala River can not be continued as it is necessary to restore a river with cataracts either next to or in the place of the existing reservoir to ensure access for fish to spawning grounds, Marku Lamp, deputy secretary general of the Ministry of Environment, says, cites LETA/BNS.

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