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Quantifying gas exchange of various tree species / SMEAR II, Hyytiälä Forestry Station, University of Helsinki (Finland) Photo: Juho Aalto
01.10.2019

eLTER RI takes the next big step

The European Commission approves funding for the preparation of the European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructure

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01.10.2019

SYKE Policy Brief: Quantitative goals need to be set for reducing use of raw materials

A circular economy makes it possible to significantly reduce the consumption of raw materials. The advancement of a circular economy requires ambitious quantitative goals for the reduction of the use of raw materials, according to the SYKE Policy...

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01.10.2019

Independent Group of Scientists: The state of global sustainable development is serious, solutions exist

The Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the UN has assessed the state of global sustainable development as worrying. Although positive developments can be found in the world, certain issues may prevent further progress. The Independent Group...

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06.09.2019

Recent monitoring results: Areas suffering from oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Finland have increased from last summer

In the Gulf of Finland, the areas suffering from oxygen depletion have expanded from last summer. The anoxic areas and areas with very low oxygen in the Baltic Proper are approximately similar in size than in the autumn of 2018, when the Swedish...

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Quantifying gas exchange of various tree species / SMEAR II, Hyytiälä Forestry Station, University of Helsinki (Finland) Photo: Juho Aalto
01.10.2019

eLTER RI takes the next big step

The European Commission approves funding for the preparation of the European Long-Term Ecosystem Research Infrastructure

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02.09.2019

SYKE Policy Brief: Much work remains to be done on behalf of sustainability in mining

According to the new Policy Brief publication by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), environmental points of view must be considered in all phases of a mine's life cycle, from ore prospecting, all the way to the closing of the mine, and...

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02.09.2019

Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated

A new assessment of the ecological status of surface waters in Finland shows that 87% of the surface area of our lakes and 68% of our rivers are in good or very good condition. Eutrophication is still the most significant problem. There have been no...

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01.10.2019

EU fleet maintains high profits mainly thanks to sustainable fishing methods

The 2019 annual economic report on the EU fishing fleet shows that the high levels of economic performance in 2016 have continued into 2017.

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01.10.2019

Heatwaves test the limits of energy and water systems in Europe

Heatwaves are affecting the supply of water, which is essential for cooling power plants and for the production of fuels and hydropower.

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