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Artificial Snow to Safeguard Saimaa Ringed Seal Nesting Gets Biodiversity Award 2013-2014

Press release by the Ministry of the Environment and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUNC)
The Biodiversity Award for 2013-2014 goes to the voluntary work to safeguard the nesting of Saimaa Ringed Seal by covering the nests with artificial snow. Nature education for children gets an honorary award. Image: Mervi Kunnasranta Read more


Baltic Sea online information will be rearranged

Vedenalaista maailmaaCommunications related to the Baltic Sea will be renewed at the beginning of 2015. The content of the Baltic Sea Portal that is maintained in cooperation between the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the Ministry of the Environment and the Finnish Meteorological Institute will be integrated into the other online content of the parties. The current Baltic Sea Portal will be closed at the end of 2014. Image: Ilkka Lastumäki

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Preliminary agreement on directive proposal concerning farming of GM crops

The EU Member States have approved the preliminary agreement that the European Parliament and the Commission came to last week on a directive proposal concerning the farming of GM crops. The long-prepared proposal deals with the right of Member States to prohibit the farming of genetically modified crops.
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IPCC: Climate change heading towards irreversible consequences; action needed from all sectors of society

According to Finnish experts, Finland meets lot of the requirements for adapting to and mitigating climate change in both cities and the countryside as well as in various sectors.

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National adaptation policy processes in European countries

EEA_climate_adaptation_publication_125pxAdapting to climate change has reached the political agenda in most European countries, according to the most comprehensive analysis of adaptation in Europe published to date. Read more


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Gulf of Finland Year 2014 is a common project of Estonian, Russian and Finnish experts. The goal is to produce new information on the status of the Gulf of Finland. Throughout the Gulf of Finland Year 2014 there are over one hundred events for researchers, educators, decision makers and the general public.

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Gulf of Finland Year presents historical data -> Envelope 2/2014



The state of the environment in Finland 2013

The State of the Environment in Finland 2013 is a compact review of the state of the environment in Finland in 2013. It brings together the most important indicators which can be used to assess the state of the Finnish environment, to reveal trends and to evaluate the effectiveness of actions taken. Read more