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Estonia Cuts Carbon Emissions by Planting Bogs

In Estonia, dried-out peat bogs emit a great deal of carbon. The government desires to reverse that.

 

TUDU, ESTONIA – What looks like a typical Northern European forest of scrubby Scotch pine, blueberry bushes, and ferns, about 15 miles inland from the Baltic Sea, turns out on closer inspection to be a peat bog—one that’s been drained and mined. A 10-foot-deep drainage ditch, now covered in foliage, still fills every time it rains. Furrows reveal where heavy equipment cut the peat into rectangular blocks, about the size of toaster ovens, which were dried and later burned in homes throughout the former Soviet Union.

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Why Tallinn? Interview with Calum Cameron, CEO at meduza.ai

The capital of Estonia, Tallinn, is becoming a popular location for global founders.

Calum has been living in Estonia for 10 years after three tours of duty in London from the early 90s and a couple of years in Luxembourg in between. With a background in delivering and supporting web platforms and applications for the financial and energy industries in Australia and the UK, he got the entrepreneurial bug scaling operations for a couple of startups and went on to manage Europe’s leading B2B accelerator, the Startup Wise Guys. Calum is now building his own cybersecurity company. (more…)

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The Land Of Organic Forests

Lonely Planet, the largest travel guidebook publisher in the world, has ranked Estonia as the number one best value destination for 2016. The guide recommends going into the forest as a worthwhile experience. Estonia has a lot of forests. 40% of them are certified organic!

Whereas the tiny country of Bhutan, nestling in the Himalayas, aims to become the happiest country in the world, equally tiny Estonia, on the shores of the Baltic Sea, is going for the title of most organic country. Indeed, there is potential – plenty of fresh air, forests, land and sea. We have tranquillity and space, untouched nature and a variety of clean, raw materials close at hand.

On the other hand, we are a smart IT-country with our e-state, e-Residency and startup culture. These two sides – natural and innovative – could prove to be a match made in heaven. (more…)

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The future is here: Self-driving minibuses in the streets of Tallinn by 2017

Estonia will be holding the presidency of the EU for its first time during the second half of 2017. As such, it’s expected that the number of foreign officials visiting Estonia will increase exponentially. This is a unique opportunity to present the tech-savvy nature of Estonians.

With approximately 20 high-level events due to take place, as well as up to 12 unofficial meetings of various ministers from all over Europe, it is important to show the world what Estonia has to offer, what the country can do and how Europe could benefit from our actions.

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25 incredible things you didn’t know about Estonia

1. It’s mostly female

The country has distinctly more women than men. For every 100 females in Estonia, there are 84 men – only the Northern Mariana Islands, a US territory in the Pacific, with a population of around 50,000, has a smaller percentage of males. Estonian women live 10 years longer, on average, which goes some way to explaining it. Incidentally, the UAE is the country with the highest male-to-female ratio, a remarkable 2.19:1.

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Why some places attract more buyers and sell faster than others?

Majority of people are looking for a new home and not just a house or a flat while surfing through hundreds of real estate ads. They are imagining cooking in the kitchen, hosting a party in the backyard, relaxing in the living room after a long day at work and so on. So how to make a simple room feel extra inviting?

Although we all have different tastes in decor there are some simple suggestions that can make even an ordinary apartment into someone`s dream home.   (more…)

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The history of tourism in Tallinn during the Soviet Union

This is how tourists and visitors were guided and informed during their visit to Soviet Estonia! The nostalgic Tallinn.

Learn or just enjoy this exciting and historical material through pictures and texts. They bring you back to Tallinn as it once looked (or, even more interesting, how the guides wanted Tallinn to look!).

The materials come from from authentic tourist guides produced and released between 1935 and 1991.

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Places To Visit In Estonia And Travel Tips

Estonia is an authentic experience: what to know before visiting this country

Estonia is a country with a rich history, diverse culture and many experiences waiting for the travellers.  Throughout the history Estonia has adopted different traits from the neighbouring countries, thus forming a unique destination in the Baltic area.  This country has topped several travelling lists by the quality of experience, thus here are some local tips and advice to help you discover Estonia from a different angle.

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