Posts tagged as beaches

Five Lithuanian beaches granted international quality certification

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Five Lithuanian beaches on the Baltic coast have been granted the Blue Flag, an international quality mark. These are the central beaches of Nida and Juodkrantė on the Curonian Spit, the Birutė Park Beach in Palanga, a resort on the Baltic coast, and two beaches in the seaport of Klaipėda: Smiltynė I and Melnragė II, the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania has said. The Copenhagen-based International Blue Flag Jury…

Pieces of paraffin wax-like substance on Lithuanian beaches

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Pieces of a substance similar to paraffin wax that were found washed up on Lithuania’s beaches last week apparently came from Russia’s Baltic Sea exclave of Kaliningrad, the Environmental Protection Department said on Monday. “The Environmental Protection Agency was asked to perform a backward modeling of pollution dispersion, which revealed that the substance could have come to Lithuania’s territory from Russia,” Ieva Krikstaponyte, the department’s spokeswoman, told BNS. The agency’s…