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Entering the Bear’s Lair: Russia's A2/AD Bubble in the Baltic Sea

Bret Perry Anti-Access/Area Denial, Eastern Europe 10 seconds later, this final missile struck the Truxton’s bow at supersonic speeds, delivering a crippling blow to the American warship.   On the cold, cloudy afternoon of March 18th,...Show More Summary

Warming and acidification effects on planktonic heterotrophic pico- and nanoflagellates in a mesocosm experiment

We studied the response of the heterotrophic flagellate (HF) community to the combined impact of warming and ocean acidification in a mesocosm experiment with a plankton community from the western Baltic Sea. We performed a quantitative analysis of the response at the level of total biomass and size classes and a semi-quantitative one at the […]

Friendly dolphin befriends children in the Baltic Sea

A dolphin described as "friendly" and "lonely" appears to be engaging swimmers in the Baltic Sea close to Kiel, Germany. The dolphin's behavior has led many to think it wants to play with children swimming in the sea. While it's notShow More Summary

Thatch-roofed Dune House mimics the windswept dunes and grasslands of Latvia

The house was built close to the Baltic Sea, where the owner can enjoy kitesurfing and have an easy access to the beach. Informed by the surrounding landscape, the design of the house accentuates traditional building techniques and locally available building materials. Show More Summary

'Lonely' dolphin befriends local children in Baltic Sea

A dolphin has turned up at Kiel harbour and has become very friendly with the local children, taking them for rides on its fins.

Russia to Halt Oil Products Export via Foreign Baltic Ports

Russia plans to fully halt exports of oil products from other than Russian ports on the Baltic Sea by 2018, the head of oil pipeline monopoly Nikolai Tokarev told President Vladimir Putin on Monday.

Four Baltic Sea Ports Pact for Onshore Power Supply

Four Baltic Sea ports, namely Estonia’s port of Tallinn, Swedish ports of Stockholm and Finland’s ports of Helsinki and Turku, signed a Memorandum of Understanding

Isolated Russian outpost withers under confrontation with West

KALININGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - The Baltic Sea outpost of Kaliningrad was once touted as Russia's future Hong Kong: separated from the mainland, with a special status that would allow it to thrive through trade.

Riga in the 1950s – Everyday Life in the Capital of Latvia though Dominiks Gedzjuns' Lens

Riga is not only the capital and the largest city of Latvia, but also the largest city of the Baltic states. The city lies on the Gulf of Riga, at the mouth of the Daugava, above sea level, on a flat and sandy plain. It is a member of...Show More Summary

Integrating countries and cities around Baltic Sea

Many times in history our sea was the arena of big wars. Today it is viewed as home and a uniting factor to many nations. With national politics as changing and unstable as it is today, cities, including cities of the Baltic Sea region,...Show More Summary

Somewhere for the weekend: Usedom Music Festival

Usedom Music Festival ©Geert Maciejewski Usedom is an island in the Baltic Sea; situated close to the Eastern - most border of Germany, since 1945 the island has been split between Germany and Poland. And since 1994 the island has hosted the Usedom Music Festival. Show More Summary

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Bloomberg: Merkel Faces Home-State Defeat Over Immigration. German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble’s election rally in the Baltic Sea town of Rostock was all going according to script until the discussion turned to refugees. After...Show More Summary

US Forces Participate in Military Drills With Baltic, Black Sea Partners

US Marine Corps in Europe said in a press release that US forces took part in the Agile Spirit 16 collective defense drills alongside units from Georgia, Ukraine, Latvia, Romania and Bulgaria.

Simulated leakage of high pCO2 water negatively impacts bivalve dominated infaunal communities from the Western Baltic Sea

Carbon capture and storage is promoted as a mitigation method counteracting the increase of atmospheric CO2 levels. However, at this stage, environmental consequences of potential CO2 leakage from sub-seabed storage sites are still largely unknown. Show More Summary

Baltic Cruise with Viking Ocean – Episode 525

Hear about a Baltic Cruise on Viking Ocean as the Amateur Traveler talks to Mary Jo Manzanares from travelingwithmj.com about their recent Viking Homelands cruise on the Viking Sea. Chris, Mary Jo […] The post Baltic Cruise with Viking...Show More Summary

Massive Substation ‘Andalucía’ Sets Sail For 350 MW German Offshore Wind Farm

One of the world’s largest offshore substations departed from Cadiz in Southern Spain this past weekend, setting sail for the 350 MW Wikinger offshore windfarm in the German zone of the Baltic Sea. The ‘Andalucía’ substation was built...Show More Summary

Pike's Gut in Hanko, Finland

Just off the southernmost tip of the Finnish mainland sit Tullholmen and Kobben Islands. Huddling close to one another where the Gulf of Finland meets the Baltic Sea, the islands are separated by a narrow strait that is home to a unique...Show More Summary

USMC to Begin Mass Repairs on CH-53E Fleet | Israeli AF Training Helicopter Acquisition Prgm in Final Stages | AMDU Begins Mine Mapping Mission in Baltic Sea

Americas The USMC has announced the beginning of a mass repair effort of its CH-53E fleet following the fatal crash of one in 2014. In total, 147 of the aging heavy lift helicopters will undergo the reset over a three-year period. Each helicopter will undergo a 110 process where it will be stripped down, rebuilt, […]

Absence of Adversaries Challenges NATO's Financial Existence

There is still no response from NATO to Russia’s initiative on enhancing the security of military jet flights over the Baltic Sea; Russian political analyst Dmitry Zhuravlev suggests that its silence only proves that it is not interested in improving relations with Russia, and on the contrary that it needs adversaries to justify its existence.

Double whammy for important Baltic seaweed

Rising seawater temperatures and increased nutrient concentrations could lead to a decline of the bladder wrack Fucus vesiculosus in the Baltic Sea in the future, according to experiments conducted by marine scientists. Because Fucus...Show More Summary

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