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Maissi, Kuva: ZALF/ Wilfried Mirschel
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Wheat and maize will be most affected by drought and less so by heat under climate change

News, November 15, 2018, SYKE
An international research team, including researchers from SYKE and ZALF in Germany, has recently published  an article in "Nature Communications". The team looked at yields of grain maize and winter wheat in European agriculture to investigate, for the first time over a large scale, the relative share of heat versus drought in explaining yield losses for present-day and future climate. More


Jáchym Judl: Tackling sustainability challenges of smartphone industry requires wide cooperation
Smartphones are packed with so much technology that they can literally be the only communication, entertainment and work tool one might need to own. Being incredibly useful, as well as addictive, they have become indispensable to many. In fact, globally there are close to 2.5 billion smartphone users today and in 2017 alone over 1.5 billion smartphones were sold globally. More



SYKE is moving

The headquarters of the Finnish Environment Institute is moving on 19th November 2018 from the Töölö borough of Helsinki to the University of Helsinki’s Viikki campus (Latokartanonkaari 11). SYKE’s new base at Viikki is a truly modern working environment, where care and attention has been paid to environmentally sustainable solutions. More

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Nature-based solutions introduced by local autrorities in Europe


SYKE and its research partners have built a toolkit for evaluating and utilising nature-based solutions.The tools have already been used in urban planning and assessing the health benefits of nature in several cities.


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A future the planet can accommodate
Respecting the limits of the earth is prerequisite for the well-being of humanity. Read more

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