Posts tagged as water

Tallinn water supply to be put ahead of profits after acquisition

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Tallinn will increase investment in Tallinna Vesi, which provides the capital with its water, drainage and sewerage needs, after purchasing a majority stake in the company last week, Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart (Center) said. Water tariffs will remain constant in the near future, he added, noting that supply would be put ahead of profits. tallin As reported by ERR News , Tallinn is acquiring a 52.35 percent stake in…

Baltic Sea water levels rising fast

Friday, December 27, 2019

Satellite measurements show that absolute sea level in the Baltic Sea is rising by an average of 3 to 5 millimeters a year, while in other parts of Europe, sea and ocean levels are rising by an average of 1 to 4 millimeters per year. As the lands around the northern Baltic Sea in Finland and Sweden continue to rise due to the post-glacial rebound, the relative sea level along…

Cyanobacteria detected at Pärnu beach, swimming not advised

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Pärnu City Government is recommending that beach-goers do not swim on the city’s beaches after cyanobacteria algae was found in a water sample taken on Monday. Cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, is a bacteria that flourishes in warm nutrient-rich water during periods of warm and quiet weather. The effects from the toxic substances produced by the cyanobacteria can vary, ranging from skin rashes and irritated ears and eyes, particularly…

Germany’s Merkel says she’s OK after shaking at ceremony

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking Tuesday as she greeted the new Ukrainian leader in the hot sun in Berlin, saying later that she clearly hadn’t drunk enough water. Merkel’s whole body visibly shook and she pursed her lips as she tried to contain the situation as she stood with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the 28-degree Celsius (82-degree Fahrenheit) heat while a military band played…

“Living chain” saves drowning women and children

Thursday, February 28, 2019

A walk on Sunday afternoon in Klaipėda‘s Melnragė I near the pier could have ended in tragedy for four people, klaipeda.diena.lt reports. The lives of two women with children were nearly claimed by the sea when they sought to take photos on an ice drift and fell into the ice-cold waters. Witnesses rushed to their aid, joining hands to form a living chain, helping the women and children out of…