5 things Trump did while you weren't looking: Week 2 - Politico

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 20:56

Politico

5 things Trump did while you weren't looking: Week 2
Politico
At the end of April, Russian natural gas giant Gazprom signed a financing deal for its Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which would carry gas from Russia's Ust-Luga area west of St. Petersburg across the Baltic Sea directly to Germany, where it would be ...

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US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network - Truth-Out

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 17:21

Truth-Out

US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network
Truth-Out
The biosphere program was launched in the 1970s to establish internationally designated protected areas.

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No access: The world's art treasures and natural wonders disappearing from view - NEWS.com.au

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:36

NEWS.com.au

No access: The world's art treasures and natural wonders disappearing from view
NEWS.com.au
Especially large tour groups, such as passengers on the enormous cruise ships which dock at Russia's old capital on the Baltic Sea, have forced the Hermitage to limit access to only a portion of the museum. And at Brú na Bóinne, the prehistoric passage ...

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No access: The world's art treasures and natural wonders disappearing from view - Gold Coast Bulletin

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:34

No access: The world's art treasures and natural wonders disappearing from view
Gold Coast Bulletin
Kept in a climate-controlled environment, the refectory can be visited by a maximum of 25 people every 15 minutes whose very breath raises the interior to room temperature. A coloured print of what Leonardo da Vinci's great 1495 fresco The ...

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Nord Stream 2 Launches Biodiversity Study in the Kurgalsky Peninsula - Oil and Gas Industry Latest News

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:31

Nord Stream 2 Launches Biodiversity Study in the Kurgalsky Peninsula
Oil and Gas Industry Latest News
Nord Stream 2, the developer of a new natural gas pipeline through the Baltic Sea, has started a biodiversity study in the Kurgalsky peninsula. It will be performed by CJSC EcoProjekt, a Saint Petersburg-based environmental consultancy. ... data that ...

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Progress on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Pipelines International - Pipelines International

Fri, 06/16/2017 - 10:03

Progress on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline - Pipelines International
Pipelines International
Work has begun on the 1200 km Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which is being constructed to meet the European Union's demand for natural gas supply. Closely ...

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At BALTOPS, It's Back to Prepping for High-End Warfare - Defense One

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 22:59

Defense One

At BALTOPS, It's Back to Prepping for High-End Warfare
Defense One
This is BALTOPS, the largest annual naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, a region made tense by a Russia seemingly bent on reordering European security and challenging American leadership on the continent. The BALTOPS exercise has been around for decades ...

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US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network - EcoWatch

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 18:28

EcoWatch

US Quietly Removes 17 Sites From UN Biosphere Reserve Network
EcoWatch
Moen Biosphere Reserve (Denmark)—This reserve consists of a series of islands and islets in the southern Baltic Sea, over approximately 45,118 ha. Its landscapes include ... Bringing them together should allow better management of the environment ...

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New standby vessel for Sakhalin-2 named Stepan Makarov (photo) - PortNews IAA

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 16:18

PortNews IAA

New standby vessel for Sakhalin-2 named Stepan Makarov (photo)
PortNews IAA
Stepan Makarov will have Saint Petersburg as her home port and is registered under the Russian flag. The main tasks of the vessel are to ensure the safety of the personnel on the offshore oil and gas production platforms of Sakhalin Energy in the Sea ...

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Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic - National Geographic Australia

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 06:07

National Geographic Australia

Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic
National Geographic Australia
A similar issue has struck a region near Russia's Ural Mountains, which has seen a 23-fold increase in tick-borne encephalitis in 20 years. Temperature changes have lengthened the tick ... Nowhere had those outbreaks been more dramatic than in the ...

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UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While US Removes 17 - National Geographic

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 00:40

National Geographic

UN Announces 23 New Nature Reserves While US Removes 17
National Geographic
Moen Biosphere Reserve (Denmark)—This reserve consists of a series of islands and islets in the southern Baltic Sea, over approximately 45,118 ha. Its landscapes include ... and administrative frontier. Bringing them together should allow better ...

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At BALTOPS, It's Back to Prepping for High-End Warfare - Defense One

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 19:22

At BALTOPS, It's Back to Prepping for High-End Warfare
Defense One
This is BALTOPS, the largest annual naval exercise in the Baltic Sea, a region made tense by a Russia seemingly bent on reordering European security and challenging American leadership on the continent. The BALTOPS exercise has been around for decades ...

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Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic - National Geographic

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 16:23

National Geographic

Climate Change Pushing Tropical Diseases Toward Arctic
National Geographic
"We are seeing lots of new hospitable areas opening up for these bacteria," says Craig Baker-Austin, a Vibrio expert who runs the United Kingdom's Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences laboratory in southern England. "Climate ...

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The pipeline feeding billions to Putin ... evading sanctions on the way - The Guardian

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 09:00

The Guardian

The pipeline feeding billions to Putin ... evading sanctions on the way
The Guardian
It involves piping gas directly from Russia to Germany through the Baltic sea, and it is unaffected by sanctions. Its progress means that ... I recently participated in a public hearing on Nord Stream 2 at the Estonian environment ministry.Company ...

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German Computer Aided Marine Contingency Planning System Developed with TatukGIS SDK - GISuser.com (press release)

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 06:59

GISuser.com (press release)

German Computer Aided Marine Contingency Planning System Developed with TatukGIS SDK
GISuser.com (press release)
To address this risk, the Ministries for Environment of all five German coastal states, in cooperation with German federal government, engaged in a project to provide sustainable contingency planning system for pollution incidents along the German ...

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German Computer Aided Marine Contingency Planning System Developed with TatukGIS SDK - DirectionsMag.com

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 03:03

DirectionsMag.com

German Computer Aided Marine Contingency Planning System Developed with TatukGIS SDK
DirectionsMag.com
To address this risk, the Ministries for Environment of all five German coastal states, in cooperation with German federal government, engaged in a project to provide sustainable contingency planning system for pollution incidents along the German ...

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North America - Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 22:49

Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine

North America
Offshore Oil and Gas Magazine
The consortium behind the planned Nord Stream 2 project in the Baltic Sea has started the environmental impact assessment procedure for the twin 1,220-km (758-mi) long gas pipelines. The partners favor the Narva Bay route through the Russian section.

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Sovcomflot boss Sergey Frank targets growing LNG demand - PortNews IAA

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 16:19

Sovcomflot boss Sergey Frank targets growing LNG demand
PortNews IAA
In April, it finalised its LNG-supply deal with Shell Western LNG to supply fuel to the Hyundai Mipo-built tankers at Gate Terminal, Rotterdam and in the Baltic Sea. “The deal completes two years of intensive work by Shell and Sovcomflot, covering ...

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'All-star lineup' of US strategic bombers make historic deployment to ... - Stars and Stripes

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:31

Stars and Stripes

'All-star lineup' of US strategic bombers make historic deployment to ...
Stars and Stripes
A B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit and B-52 Stratofortress are parked on the ramp at RAF Fairford, U.K., June 12, 2017. This marks the first time in history that all three of ...

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Sovcomflot boss Sergey Frank targets growing LNG demand - LNG World Shipping

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 02:07

Sovcomflot boss Sergey Frank targets growing LNG demand
LNG World Shipping
In May, Russian economy Alexei Ulyukayev said the government might raise US$357 million from selling 25 per cent of Sovcomflot. And in March, Sovcomflot completed sea trials and mooring trials on its 172,600m³ ice-class newbuilding, Christophe de ...

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