Jump to content

Butterflies and moths have difficulty adjusting to a rapidly changing climate (syke.fi)

The European peacock butterfly (Aglais io), which overwinters as an adult, has advanced its flight time in spring. Photo: Mikko Kuussaari.

News, June 10, 2021 Finnish Environment Institute SYKE
Climate change exerts great pressure for change on species and biodiversity. A recent study conducted by the University of Helsinki and the Finnish Environment Institute indicates that the few moth and butterfly species (Lepidoptera) capable of adjusting to a changing climate by advancing their flight period and moving further north have fared the best in Finland. In contrast, roughly 40% of Lepidoptera species have not been able to respond in either way, seeing their populations decline.

Latest news of the Finnish Environment Institute

Siitepölyä rantavedessä, Vaskivesi, Virrat

The cyanobacterial situation is calm, with sporadic observations in lakes and sea areas

2021-06-10
In lakes, cyanobacterial observations are slightly up compared to last week, but abundant cyanobacterial blooms have not been observed. In the Finnish sea areas, some cyanobacterial observations have been made in the Archipelago Sea as well as on the coasts of the Gulf of Finland and the southern parts of the Bothnian Sea. Pollen that misleadingly resembles cyanobacteria occurs in places, both in lakes and in sea areas.”
More news

New website

MarineFinland.fi - The treasure trove of Finnish marine data

Everything you wanted to know about the Baltic Sea is now in one place. MarineFinland.fi gathers sea data and knowledge from nine Finnish organizations and institutes.

construction emissions database co2data.fi

Construction emissions database CO2data.fi provides impartial data on the climate impacts of construction products used in Finland, such as carbon footprint and handprint, material efficiency and recyclability.

Publications

 

Executing circular economy strategies in practice in Finland. Results and experiences from Circwaste project (helda.fi)
Circwaste – Towards Circular Economy is one of the biggest development projects accelerating the transition to a circular economy. During the period 2016–2020, the project has produced monitoring data on the development of circular economy and the sustainability of waste management, highlighted the circular economy concept, promoted stakeholder collaboration, supported strategic national processes, strengthened know-how and mainstreamed and concretised circular economy thinking. This interim report presents all the relevant results so far.