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Old ammunition in the Baltic Sea

Our seas are polluted by considerable quantities of conventional and chemical munitions. More than 1.6 million tons are stored at the bottom of the North and Baltic Seas. After more than 70 years, old munitions on the seabed are still a danger to humans and the environment, as they release toxic substances such as TNT, mercury and lead as pollutants....

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Ban on single-use plastic in Croatia

Since 2017, there has been an official ban on the sale of products such as plastic stirrers, earplugs, straws, cutlery and plates in Croatia. The law also bans containers for food and drinks made of so-called expanded polystyrene (EPS), including their stoppers and lids, and products made of oxo-degradable plastic, as kroatien-nachrichten.de reports. Expanded polystyrene describes a foam material commonly...

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Test drive eBoot eD 32 c-ultra from eD-Tec in Croatia

eD-Tec (Electric Driven Technology) is the name of a young start-up that develops electric drives for motorboats. A year ago, the company tested the first boat equipped with such a system. Now the Munich-based inventors are launching their second product: a new 9.5 metre-long high-performance rigid inflatable boat called the eD 32 c-ultra, which will be available with cruising and...

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Firefighting aircraft in action on the Adriatic coast of Croatia.

In many regions of Europe, it is currently exceptionally hot and dry. At the same time, the risk of forest fires is increasing in these areas; many fires have already broken out. Often, firefighting aircraft are the only "fire departments" that can extinguish fires over impassable terrain - from the air. How do firefighting planes (fireboats) work, and what do...

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