Home Tags Baltic Sea

Tag: Baltic Sea

Warmer water temperatures increasing algae growth

The warm summer temperatures heating the coastal Baltic Sea have helped blue-green algae bloom earlier than usual. While the algae levels on most beaches are...

Lessons learned 25 years after Estonia ferry disaster

This weekend marks the 25th anniversary of one of Europe's worst maritime disasters, when the M/S Estonia ferry sailing from Tallinn to Stockholm sank...

Kayak activists block giant cruise ship at Hernesaari port

A flotilla of environmental activists in kayaks have blocked the departure of a giant cruise ship from the Port of Helsinki's Hernessari harbour. The Extinction...

Baltic Sea NGOs oppose ‘unscientific’ EU fishing quotas

The Baltic Sea Fisheries Forum BALTFISH is taking a stand against the European Commission's proposals for fishing quotas in the region. Meeting in Helsinki this...

Waves, wind and warm weather help break up Baltic Sea fuel...

A fuel spill off the coast of Helsinki is breaking up, as favourable weather conditions help rescue crews with their work. The spill was discovered...

Baltic gas pipeline work completed to connect Finland and Estonia

Work to lay a gas pipeline under the Baltic Sea to connect Finland and Estonia has been completed ahead of schedule this week. The Balticconnector project...

Air force scrambles to intercept Russian fighters over Baltic Sea

If you looked to the skies this week you might have caught a glimpse of Finnish jets scrambling to intercept Russian Air Force fighters...

Debris Sea: Tackling Finland’s Plastic Waste Problem

More than 8 million tonnes of plastics ends up in the world's oceans every year. According to the United Nations, more than 80% of all...

Dead Sea: Baltic Cleanup Efforts Pay Off Slowly

Ongoing efforts to clean up the Baltic Sea are at last having some tangible success, according to scientists studying the so-called 'dead zones' in...

Russia’s Military Build-Up: Zapad Decoded

Russia is set to hold the Zapad 2017 military exercises at the end of next week, and it's believed to be the largest of...