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Finland’s cormorant population at previous summer’s level

Press release, August 3, 2017, Finnish Environment Institute
A total of approximately 25,750 cormorant nests were counted in the summer of 2017. This means that the cormorant population in Finland’s marine areas only grew by one per cent, or a little over 200 nests. It is likely that the cormorant population is about to reach its natural peak in Finland. Read more

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Earth Overshoot Day is today – food contributes significantly to the environmental burden

Today, Wednesday, 2 August humanity has used up the renewable natural resources the Earth generates this year. Food production and the greenhouse gas emissions caused by transport and living are the major causes of the overshoot.
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New method of sea bottom remediation to be studied in Töölö Bay

The sea bottom near cities is often damaged by harmful substances introduced through human activity. The same environments also often suffer from eutrophication. A research project is being carried out in Töölö Bay to ascertain how a method previously used in upgrading soils could affect contaminated sea sediments and the eutrophication of the bay.

The state of the environment in Finland 2017

The state of the environment in Finland 2017 - the second information package is looking at the circular economy.


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Sustainable mobility solutions are created locally


Longterm urban planning and innovative infill enable construction more dense cities in which walking, cycling and public transport exist as solutions. By experimenting with mobility solutions, municipalities have already discovered innovative ways to promote sustainable choices. Read more