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Nutrient load into the Baltic Sea continues to be too high, and global warming also increases the risk of blue-green algae blooms

In recent days, the Gulf of Finland and parts of the Archipelago Sea have seen exceptionally broad blooming of blue-green algae. According to the weather forecast, the exceptionally warm weather will ...

2018-07-18
Algal bloom monitoring July 12, 2018: Blue-green algal blooms increased in the Gulf of Finland and in the Archipelago Sea, blooms also in abundance in lakes

The number of blue-green algal blooms has increased considerably, especially in south-western and southern sea areas. There are also plenty of blue-green algal blooms in lakes. If predicted heat and c...

2018-07-12
More versatile use sought for the Aranda after refitting

The extensive refitting of research vessel Aranda will be completed this summer. The Aranda has been refitted into a modern marine research vessel and the objective is to expand Aranda’s national and ...

2018-06-13
The risk of significant blue-green algae blooms in summer 2018 is lower than earlier years in Finnish marine areas

The risk of widespread blue-green algae blooms in Finnish sea areas is less than during the last two years, because the algae have less nutrients available in comparison to previous years. However, si...

2018-06-07
A future the planet can accommodate requires policy change in Finland as well

The United Nations Agenda 2030 puts binding goals on countries for the promotion of sustainable well-being. However, research indicates that Finland cannot achieve these goals because our ecological s...

2018-05-30
Microlitter – a challenge for wastewater treatment plants

M.Sc. Julia Talvitie’s doctoral dissertation indicates that wastewater treatment plants function well for microlitter removal, but the environmental burden caused by microlitter could still be reduced...

2018-05-15
The Baltic Sea as a Time Machine

In the international journal Science Advances, an international team of researchers led by the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel promotes the Baltic Sea as a time machine for coastal are...

2018-05-10
Climate models predict changes to flows and biota of northern rivers

The habitats of species in Finland's rivers will move northward as climate change causes temperatures to rise. In addition, seasonal fluctuation in the flow of rivers will become more irregular than i...

2018-03-20
The number of oil discharges observed at sea has further decreased

Fewer illegal oil discharges in sea areas were reported to the Finnish authorities in 2017 than in the previous year. There were 44 oil discharges in 2017, compared to 48 in 2016.

2018-03-07
Burning of floating and stranded oil have been successfully tested in Greenland

Burning of floating and stranded oil was successfully tested last summer in Greenland by Aarhus University, Greenland Oil Spill Response A/S, Lamor Corporation Ab and DESMI A/S. The experiments includ...

2018-03-06
International Arctic oil spill response exercise and seminar will be arranged in Oulu 7-8 March

International Arctic oil recovery exercise will be held 7 March at the Bay of Bothnia off the coast of Oulu City in Northern Finland. All interested are welcome to follow the exercise in real time vid...

2018-03-01
Two new nature conservation areas to Russia near the Finnish border

At the end of the Year of the Environment 2017 Russia decided to establish a new National Park in the Lake Ladoga archipelago and a new Nature Park on the islands of the Eastern Gulf of Finland and th...

2018-01-15
Local authorities offered possibility to take part in extensive joint procurement of electric and natural gas-powered cars

Local authorities have the possibility to join Finland's largest joint procurement of cars powered by electricity and natural gas. The goal of the joint procurement by the Finnish Environment Institut...

2017-12-19
Helsinki builds steps towards the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

A high-level international panel of scientific experts will convene in Helsinki on 12 and 13 December. It will prepare assessments based on research data and draw up recommendations to achieve the goa...

2017-12-08
Ten municipalities to become forerunners of the circular economy

Ten Finnish municipalities − Ii, Jyväskylä, Kuopio, Lahti, Lappeenranta, Porvoo, Riihimäki, Rovaniemi, Turku and Vantaa − have committed themselves to promoting the circular economy in an ambitious an...

2017-11-20
Global cooler at risk – reducing black carbon emissions should be a priority

Over the coming weeks, climate change mitigation and the implementation of the Paris Agreement will be discussed in Bonn. In support of climate change mitigation, the Finnish Environment Institute (SY...

2017-11-06
Efficient nutrient recycling calls for a policy reform

According to a recent Finnish study, efficient utilisation of nutrients requires a policy reform. Normative guidance should better support the processing of organic side streams, such as manure, into ...

2017-10-20
Swan Ecolabel to promote circular economy

The Nordic Swan Ecolabel could be further developed with the aim of promoting a circular economy by setting criteria for recycled products and environmentally friendly sharing economy services. Requir...

2017-09-21
Realising the health benefits of nature through urban planning

The health and well-being impacts of contacts with nature are increasingly being discussed in relation to environmental policies in Finland and around Europe. Access to nature is important even in den...

2017-08-24
Marine research vessel Aranda will be completely refurbished – modification of this special vessel poses a challenge to Finnish shipbuilding expertise

The almost 30-year-old Aranda will undergo a renovation at Rauma Marine Constructions’ (RMC) shipyard in Rauma. The repairs will involve a seven-metre extension to the vessel, which will become more e...

2017-08-17

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