By Michael T. Klare / TomDispatch North Korea, the South China Sea, the Baltic Sea region, and the Middle East are primed to explode early in the Trump presidency.
After the Soviet Union sacrificed millions of lives to help defeat Nazi Germany, it received a token of gratitude from its allies: a chunk of territory surrounding the Prussian city of Konigsberg on the Baltic Sea. Now called Kaliningrad, the isolated and highly militarized Russian enclave of nearly 1 million people is provoking renewed fears […]
Neste and Polferries, a Polish company with a fleet of ferries operating on the Baltic Sea, have agreed on the delivery of low-sulfur marine fuel for the Nynäshamn-Gdansk route in 2017. "Polferries is an important new customer for us. This cooperation…
Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. has announced the launch of a new service center in Rostock, Germany that will serve all German Baltic Sea ports and Southern Scandinavian ports. The operations at Rostock will be managed by the existing team at OBAST Bunkering & Trading GmbH (OBAST)…
Russian military aircraft near the Baltic Sea were intercepted by NATO jets 110 times in 2016. The number of intercepts was lower than the 160 recorded in 2015 and the 140 in 2014, Lithuania’s Ministry of Defense said in a statement to Baltic news agency BNS. Show More Summary
John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Amy Klobuchar traveled from the Baltic to the Black Sea confronting Putinand Trump. But will it matter?
Russia's natural gas giant developing new ways to avoid Ukraine as transit route into Europe.
Åtvidaberg is in southeast Sweden, about 30 miles from the Baltic Sea. It’s a small industrial town, once dominated by copper mining and manufacturing. Today the town is best known for three things: great fishing, fanatical football,...Show More Summary
EcoChange researcher Joanna Paczkowska has focused on the base of the food web, to figure out what climate change will do to the ecosystem along a north-south gradient in the Baltic Sea. She proves that carbon compounds originating from land have a great impact on the structure and function of the important phytoplankton communities. Show More Summary
Seven years ago, a team of divers uncovered a set of ancient fishing traps off of the coast of Sweden. Radiocarbon dating confirmed the traps were built during the Mesolithic, or middle Stone Age period roughly 9,000 years ago. That discovery set in motion a full-scale excavation...
MBDA Germany has edged closer to fielding a new deployable laser weapon system (LWS) following a series of day/night all-weather trials.Conducted at the Bundeswehr's military training ground at Putlos on the Baltic Sea from 4-14 October,...Show More Summary
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland has detected H5 bird flu in wild birds in Aland islands, Baltic Sea, Finnish Food Safety Authority said on Thursday.
EnSolve Biosystems said it has completed sea trials of its EnScrub SOx Scrubber Water Treatment System onboard a vessel operating in the Baltic Region. The EnScrub system was installed in April 2016 and the DNV certification testing that was…
Swedish energy firm Vattenfall will soon begin building the largest offshore wind farm in Scandinavia – the 600 MW Danish Kriegers Flak in the Baltic Sea. When it's complete, the project will produce the cheapest offshore wind powerShow More Summary
Swedish power company Vattenfall has announced it has won the rights to build the largest wind farm in the Nordics, the Danish Kriegers Flak, a 600 MW offshore wind farm in the Baltic Sea. Vattenfall Wins Rights To Build Largest Nordic...Show More Summary
For thousands of years, the sand dunes in northwestern Poland have been moving. At an average rate of 10 meters (32 feet) per year, the dunes at S?owinski National Park are blown by the volatile winds coming off the Baltic Sea that push...Show More Summary
About a quarter of anthropogenic CO2 emissions are currently taken up by the oceans, decreasing seawater pH. We performed a mesocosm experiment in the Baltic Sea in order to investigate the consequences of increasing CO2 levels on pelagic carbon fluxes. A gradient of different CO2 scenarios, ranging from ambient (????370?µatm) to high (????1200?µatm), were set […]
Nord Stream 2, the new gas pipeline that Gazprom is planning to build from Russia through the Baltic Sea to Germany, has been criticised for reducing Europe’s diversification of energy sources and energy security. But according to Energy Post’s editor in chief Karel Beckman, the EU should welcome the pipeline, despite deteriorating relations with Russia.
The Berlin Wall fell some 27 years ago. Now the situation around the Baltic Sea seems to turn to the worse again. As a reply Lithuania – a NATO member since 2004 – just updated their civil defense booklet, with clear information to citizens what they should do in if there’s an invasion. Show More Summary
The world’s first LNG-powered icebreaker entered service Tuesday commencing a contract with the Finnish Transport Agency providing icebreaking, vessel assistance, and oil spill response services in the Baltic Sea. The Polaris was delivered...Show More Summary