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In the Gulf of Finland good oxygen situation with low level of phosphorus but increase in nitrogen

The Gulf of Finland remained ice-free for a relatively long period in early winter, which resulted in a good oxygen situation in the Gulf. Of the eutrophication-causing nutrients, the distribut...

2013-02-19
Number of oil spills reduced by 50 per cent in six years

Press release by SYKE and the Finnish Border Guard In 2012, the Finnish authorities detected 54 oil spills in the Baltic Sea, 47 of which were observed in the Finnish sea area, six in Est...

2013-02-05
The future of Nordic ecosystem services depends on political action

Kuva: Riku Lumiaro Nature has an important place in Nordic society...

2013-02-01
Towards better recovery of waste resources

Press release by SYKE, VTT, Aalto University and Lappeenranta University of Technology ...

2013-01-15
Preparation of the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 is underway - Former Prime Minister Matti Vanhanen to assemble Gulf of Finland Year 2014 Network for the theme year

For the first time, Finland, Russia and Estonia are joining forces to carry out a comprehensive survey...

2013-01-14
Protected areas are vital to birds as the climate changes

The Eurasian Penduline Tit will  become more common in Finland as  ...

2013-01-09
PhD thesis: Dispersal of benthic invertebrates can help safeguard diversity

Sebastian Valanko Photo: Alf Norkko “Continuous dispersal o...

2012-12-10
Harmful substances from Talvivaara have accumulated in the nearest lakes

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has analysed the latest samples taken from nearby waters. In rivers close to Talvivaara, concentrations of harmful substances have lowered considerably, but ...

2012-11-28
Concentrations of harmful metals have lowered in Talvivaara waters, but in places remain harmful to aquatic organisms

During the past week, concentrations of hazardous substances in the River Lumijoki, and the Salmisenpuro streamlet in the immediate vicinity of Talvivaara, have become considerably lower, but s...

2012-11-19
International experts assess the status of northern protected areas

Photo: Jevgeni Izjurov The unique nature in the northern parts of ...

2012-11-15
Metal levels in River Lumijoki at Talvivaara poisonous to organisms

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE  has analysed in its laboratory the latest samples from the waters around Talvivaara, obtained on Sunday.  These observations confirm SYKE’s ear...

2012-11-13
Doctoral dissertation: The causes of environmental problems are often disregarded by the media

Photo: Noora Lehtimäki “Debate on the most critical problem facing...

2012-11-12
Doctoral dissertation: A test method for the measurement of soil microbial diversity

The doctoral dissertation of Milja Vepsäläinen , M.Sc. (micr...

2012-11-06
Extremely valuable Maksimjärvensalo wilderness area still remaining in the Republic of Karelia

Photo by Olli Manninen Maksimjärvensalo, situated south of the Kos...

2012-10-11
Doctoral dissertation: Public procurers could use environmental criteria much more effectively

Katriina Alhola (M.Sc. in Economics, M.Sc. in Agriculture a...

2012-10-02
Ilmasto-opas.fi: Information on climate change now at one address

Finnish Meteorological Institute, Finnish Environment Institute and Aalto University inform Ilmasto-opas.fi, a new website bringing together climate information under one address, was ope...

2012-09-26
No significant changes in the condition of the Baltic Sea

Aranda and Muikku, the research vessels of the Finnish Environment Institute, have returned from their August expeditions. On these tours, they studied the eutrophication of the Gulf of Finland...

2012-09-17
SYKE participating in research on the effects of chemical munitions dumped in the Baltic Sea

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is involved in an in...

2012-09-11
Baltic Sea countries' joint oil response exercise outside Helsinki went well

Press release by SYKE and HELCOM Oil spill response vessel Louhi. Image: SYKE...

2012-09-04
Climate change conference brings top names in adaptation research to Helsinki

Press release by SYKE and Finnish Meteorological Institute More frequent floods, warmer winters and summer droughts are current example...

2012-08-29

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