Judīte Čunka

Judīte Čunka

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Latvia joins CERN computing network
Latvia joins CERN computing network
Latvia has joined the European Centre for Nuclear Research (CERN) global computing network. It brings together 170 computing centers in more than 40 countries and provides computing facilities for analyzing and storing experimental data, Latvian Television reported on June 6.
May 9 passes without major incidents in Latvia(update)
May 9 passes without major incidents in Latvia(update)
In Latvia, May 9 passed without any major infringements. The State Police recorded 65 offenses. Several criminal proceedings were opened. A total of 19 persons were detained, including a May 9 celebrant in Jelgava who fired a gas weapon at a cemetery, Latvian Television reported.
How much coffee and alcohol do Latvians drink? Ask the wastewaters
How much coffee and alcohol do Latvians drink? Ask the wastewaters
Sewage is an essential source of information to track the spread of viruses and spot threats to public health. Sewage can also expose public habits and get answers to questions people don't want to talk about, such as alcohol and drug use, and other consumption habits, Latvian Television reported on April 6.
Thirteen bird nests ready for viewers this season
Thirteen bird nests ready for viewers this season
The Latvian Fund for Nature (LDF) has finished its spring work restoring and setting up livestream equipment near bird nests after winter. A record number of nests will be streamed this season - 13, Latvian Television reported on April 2.
Housing availability increased for the Bubo bubo
Housing availability increased for the Bubo bubo
A very rare and spectacular bird that needs peace and quiet. Such is the eagle owl (Bubo bubo) on the list of critically endangered species. Nesting season is present, and eagle owls can now choose between a nest built by themselves or offered by ornithologists, Latvian Television reported March 25.
Baltic Sea gets saltwater inflow
Baltic Sea gets saltwater inflow
A rare natural process has begun in the Baltic Sea – a large influx of saltwater from the North Sea. The Baltic Sea is closed, like a large lake, and strong inflows of saltwater are rare. It last happened 10 years ago. They are good for the marine environment because the salt water also brings with it oxygen, which is lacking in the Baltic Sea, Latvian Television report.
Travelers advised against bringing foreign plants into Latvia
Travelers advised against bringing foreign plants into Latvia
On foreign trips, let us enjoy exotic plants, take pictures of them, but not take them home, a new European Food Safety Authority campaign calls. This is because with green souvenir -- a beautiful plant -- you can bring different diseases and pests from abroad, Latvian Television reports Sunday, October 8.
Russian drone comes to Latvian War museum
Russian drone comes to Latvian War museum
The Latvian War Museum has received a testimony of the Russian war in Ukraine – a Russian army's unmanned aircraft “Orlan-10”, which was neutralized by Ukrainian defenders. This drone is the first exhibit that describes the era of drone wars in Latvian museums, Latvian Television reported on August 8.
Latvian volunteer convoy goes to warzone villages
Latvian volunteer convoy goes to warzone villages
Latvian volunteers, businesses and individuals keep contributing to Ukraine's fight against the aggressor country Russia. Volunteers have just visited the liberated villages with food for more than 2,000 people, Latvian Television reported on July 4.
Find the tallest rose bush in Rīga
Find the tallest rose bush in Rīga
In Rīga's Purvciems district, some drivers nearly crash into the next car and pedestrians stop in their tracks to take a picture: they are surprised by a large and gorgeous rose bush, Latvian Television reported on June 27.
Black stork back on cam for the season
Black stork back on cam for the season
One of the Latvian Fund for Nature's live cameras shows the nest of a black stork. Last week, a male bird returned to the nest and is waiting for a partner, Latvian Television reported on April 26.
Mushroom of the year finally picked
Mushroom of the year finally picked
It has finally arrived: the fun fungus, the wonderful webcap, the mighty mycological moment: the mushroom of the year 2023 has been announced by the Latvian Mycological Society.
Latvia's military mushroom commandos come under heavy fire
Latvia's military mushroom commandos come under heavy fire
The Latvian mania for mushroom-gathering is well documented in many forms, likely including medical literature, but hardcore fungus hunters are risking a hefty fine, as well as a slight chance of being blown to smithereens, by foraging in military zones, LTV reports.
Latvia to experiment with paving roads with old tires
Latvia to experiment with paving roads with old tires
The old tires could go back to where they have been used, on the roads. Scientists at Riga Technical University (RTU) are looking for a solution to pave Latvia's roads with granules of old tires, Latvian Television reported March 21.
'Bior' Covid-19 test samples will be prepared by robot
'Bior' Covid-19 test samples will be prepared by robot
Scientific institute 'Bior', which is one of the Covid-19 testing labs in Latvia, will now be able to prepare test samples in larger volumes and more quickly, Latvian Television reported February 7.
Latvian scientists study coronavirus in cats
Latvian scientists study coronavirus in cats
Latvia University of Life Sciences and Technologies (LLU) scientists have been studying COVID-19 prevalence in cats, Latvian Television reported December 12.