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Climate change induced flooding increases pollution in the Baltic Sea

Climate change induces flooding in the cities around the Baltic Sea and that also affects Estonia; scientists at the Tallinn University of Technology are now looking for ways to solve this problem. This article is published in collaboration with Research in Estonia. Climate change brings along intense rainfalls, which induces flooding in the cities …

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The black storks in Estonia are suffering from loneliness, study finds

A whopping number of the black stork nests in Estonia are inhabited by single birds who cannot breed due to lack of partner, a research led by the Estonian University of Life Sciences finds. In Estonia, the rare black storks are living on the northernmost edge of their distribution range. …

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Estonia is participating in the Baltic Sea pollution study

Estonia together with eleven other European countries are due to study where and how microplastics are getting into the sea, how common it is and in which way it is affecting the marine environment. In Estonia, the first studies on estimating the amounts of microplastics found in the upper layers …

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The best Estonian nature and wildlife photos of 2018

Estonian World brings you the best Estonian nature and wildlife photos of the 2018 “Nature Photography of the Year” contest. The annual “Nature Photography of the Year” competition, organised by the magazine “Eesti Loodus” (Estonian Nature), took place for the 19th time in 2018. Everyone who is interested in photography …

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WATCH: Is climate change a threat to Estonia?

The Estonishing Evenings event series, supported by Estonian World, continues in Tallinn, this time taking a closer look on what impact does climate change have on Estonia.* Organised in partnership with Estonian World and the Telliskivi Creative City, the Estonishing Evenings series runs English-speaking events that host different speakers expressing their viewpoints …

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Tallinn plans to convert its bus fleet to fully electric by 2035

The provider of public transport in the Estonian capital, Tallinna Linnatranspordi AS, has set a goal that by 2035, all buses that serve passengers on the streets of Tallinn will be powered by electricity. To this end, the transport company and Eesti Energia, an Estonian energy provider, have entred into …

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Estonian eco-textile offers a substitute to toxic imitation leather

The Estonian startup, Gelatex Technologies, has developed an eco-textile from gelatine that is similar to leather, but it’s a nature-friendly substitute to animal skin and imitation leather. About two kilograms of toxic chemicals are needed to produce one square metre of imitation leather, which often find their way into the …

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A global climate hackathon in Tallinn to focus on mobility

The Estonian capital, Tallinn, is joining more than 100 cities around the world to host a 24-hour hackathon, Climathon, that is dedicated to solving climate challenges. Climathon is a global movement that gathers experts, students, startups, think tanks, innovators and developers around the world to find innovative solutions for environmental …

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Estonian-founded global clean-up movement wins UNESCO-Japan prize

The Estonian-founded global clean-up initiative, the Let’s Do It Foundation, is one of the three winners of the 2018 edition of the UNESCO-Japan Prize. The Let’s Do It Foundation won the prize for its international projects, the “World Cleanup Day” and “Keep it Clean.” The UNESCO-Japan Prize is funded by …

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