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Finland aims to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by applying gypsum to fields
Press release | Published: 2019-09-16

The Finnish Ministry of the Environment is enhancing the protection of the Baltic Sea by launching a research project on the gypsum treatment of fields. The object of the project is to promote the use......

Sea > Finland aims to improve water quality in the Baltic Sea by applying gypsum to fields
Landscape and Water as Landscape Day themes
Press release | Published: 2019-09-13

Living in the land of a thousand lakes, water plays an important role in the everyday lives of Finns. How is water represented in our everyday landscapes? Is it quietly flowing along in tiny streams a......

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Independent Group of Scientists: The state of global sustainable development is serious, solutions exist
Press release | Published: 2019-09-11

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 m......

Consumption and production > Independent Group of Scientists: The state of global sustainable development is serious, solutions exist
Recent monitoring results: Areas suffering from oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Finland have increased from last summer
Press release | Published: 2019-09-06

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

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Sea > Monitoring the state of the Baltic Sea > Recent monitoring results: Areas suffering from oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Finland have increased from last summer
Sea > Recent monitoring results: Areas suffering from oxygen depletion in the Gulf of Finland have increased from last summer
Etusivu_julkaisuja_en
Content page | Published: 2019-09-02

SYKE Policy Brief: Making mining sustainable 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......

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Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
Press release | Published: 2019-08-30

Negotiations for a new global biodiversity framework and associated targets began on 27-30 August in Nairobi, Kenya. The framework will include long and short-term measures to promote biodiversity....

Nature > Negotiations begin on new targets for halting biodiversity loss – revised objectives under preparation for 2030, 2040 and 2050
etusivu_iso_kuvanosto_en
Content page | Published: 2019-08-29

Research Professor Eeva Furman. © SYKE / Kai Widell Group of Scientists: The state of global sustainable development is serious, solutions exist Press release 2019-09-11, Fin......

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Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2019: Cyanobacteria were mostly mixed in the water in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes the cyanobacteria situation varied a lot
Press release | Published: 2019-08-29

During the past summer, large amounts of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) were seen particularly in the northern part of the Baltic Sea’s main basin, at the entrance to the Gulf of Finland and south o......

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Maps and statistics > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2019: Cyanobacteria were mostly mixed in the water in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes the cyanobacteria situation varied a lot
Sea > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2019: Cyanobacteria were mostly mixed in the water in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes the cyanobacteria situation varied a lot
Waters > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2019: Cyanobacteria were mostly mixed in the water in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes the cyanobacteria situation varied a lot
Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Press release | Published: 2019-08-28

The Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) ended today on 28 August, after taking significant steps towards protecting......

Nature > Tighter rules on international trade in endangered species – stronger protection for elephants and endangered marine species
Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated
Press release | Published: 2019-08-27

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......

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Sea > Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated
Waters > Assessment of the status of Finland’s waters: Status of lakes and rivers about the same as before, coastal waters have deteriorated
State of the surface waters
Content page | Published: 2013-12-23

New information coming! ...

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Algal Bloom Monitoring August 22, 2019: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes
Press release | Published: 2019-08-22

Since last week, the amount of cyanobacterial blooms has decreased both in the Finnish sea areas and lakes....

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Waters > Algal Bloom Monitoring August 22, 2019: Cyanobacterial blooms have decreased in the Finnish sea areas and lakes
Hymenoptera threatened by overgrowth
Press release | Published: 2019-08-21

Species in our country's largest order of insects are increasingly under threat. In an assessment of threatened species made public in the spring, about 16 % of our species of Hymenoptera were assesse......

Nature > Hymenoptera threatened by overgrowth
Report: Shift to climate-friendly diet requires a systemic change
Press release | Published: 2019-08-21

The climate impacts of diet can be reduced by 30 to 40 per cent by changing our diets and taking care of the carbon reserve in arable land. According to the final report of the FoodMinimum project, sh......

Consumption and production > Report: Shift to climate-friendly diet requires a systemic change
Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes
Press release | Published: 2019-08-15

Cool and unstable weather has restrained cyanobacteria occurrence both in the Finnish Sea areas and in lakes. In the sea areas cyanobacteria can still be found in the deeper water layers, and also som......

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Maps and statistics > Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes
Sea > Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes
Waters > Algal Bloom Monitoring, August 15 2019: Cyanobacteria situation calm both in the Finnish sea areas and in lakes
Finland cormorant population decreased slightly
Press release | Published: 2019-08-13

Approximately 25,700 cormorant nests were counted in Finnish sea areas in the summer of 2019. This represents a decrease of 4%, or 1,000 nests, in comparison to the previous year. With the cormorant n......

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Air pollution control
Content page | Published: 2013-08-22

Clean air is essential for the wellbeing of people and other living organisms. Air pollution control policies are aimed at safeguarding a healthy and pleasant living environment and maintaining viabl...

Climate and air > Air pollution control
Groundwater in Finland
Content page | Published: 2016-01-12

Photo: Mirjam Orvomaa Groundwater is found everywhere – however in Finland groundwater formations are mainly situated in eskers, moraine formations and end moraine formations. The aquifer...

Waters > Protection of waters > Groundwater protection > Groundwater in Finland
Algal bloom monitoring August 8, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence still continues in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically this time of summer
Press release | Published: 2019-08-08

Observations reveal a large surface cyanobacteria bloom in the Baltic Proper that extends north close to Finnish coastal areas. Blooms have also been reported in the southern part of the Bothnian Sea.......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 8, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence still continues in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically this time of summer
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 8, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence still continues in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically this time of summer
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 8, 2019: Cyanobacteria occurrence still continues in the Finnish sea areas, in lakes less cyanobacteria observed than typically this time of summer
Algal bloom monitoring August 1, 2019: Cool and windy weather has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria in Finnish sea areas and lakes
Press release | Published: 2019-08-01

The cooler and windier weather this week has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria and kept them mixed in water. Cyanobacterial blooms have declined in the Baltic Sea as well as in lakes since l......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 1, 2019: Cool and windy weather has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria in Finnish sea areas and lakes
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 1, 2019: Cool and windy weather has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria in Finnish sea areas and lakes
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 1, 2019: Cool and windy weather has slowed down the growth of the cyanobacteria in Finnish sea areas and lakes

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