Salinity from the Gotland basin to the Gulf of Finland in August 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Salinity from the Gotland basin to the Gulf of Finland in August 2014, 2015 and 2016. © SYKE

Major Baltic inflows have improved the condition of the Baltic Proper

Press release 9/2/2016 Finnish Environment Institute
The effects of the major Baltic inflows that have arrived in 2014, 2015 and 2016 can be seen in the improved oxygen situation of the basins to the east and south of Gotland. The anoxic area of the seabed in the Baltic Sea has become considerably smaller compared to the summer of 2014, but the inflows have nevertheless not been able to completely oxygenate the hydrogen sulphide-rich water in the depths of the Baltic Proper. The impact of the old waters from the Gotland basin that the inflow has pushed ahead in front of it is visible in the mouth of the Gulf of Finland. Read more

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An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries

Press release, September 2, 2016, The Finnish Environment Institute
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published an assessment of the Gulf of Finland, compiling the research results of over a hundred Finnish, Russian and Estonian researchers. The over 300-page publication includes recent information on issues such as eutrophication, hazardous substances, invasive species, noise, maritime traffic, and plastic waste. More

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IUCN Brings Together Top Expertise in Nature Conservation to Hawaii

2016-09-01
The sixth IUCN World Conservation Congress opens today in Hawaii. The largest nature conservation gathering in the world, the IUCN WCC will gather over 8000 delegates: specialists and decision makers from about 160 countries, the private sector, NGOs and the UN.

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An extraordinarily extensive review of the Gulf of Finland’s status by three countries

2016-09-02
The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has published an assessment of the Gulf of Finland, compiling the research results of over a hundred Finnish, Russian and Estonian researchers. The over 300-page publication includes recent information on issues such as eutrophication, hazardous substances, invasive species, noise, maritime traffic, and plastic waste.
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Forest carbon sinks must be included in bioeconomy sustainability assessments

Forest carbon sinks reduce the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide content. The utilisation of wood and forests inevitably affects carbon sinks, which is an issue that must be considered when seeking cost-effective means for mitigating climate change. Increasing carbon sinks is important for achieving the goals of the Paris climate agreement. Read more