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Chemicals and hazardous substances
Content page | Published: 2014-05-09

The surveillance reduces risks In Finland, the use and transportation of chemicals and hazardous substances is efficiently controled. Finland, however, yet has a long way to go to attain the tar...

Maps and statistics > The state of the environment indicators > Chemicals and hazardous substances
Cormorant population grew to 24,000 breeding pairs
Press release | Published: 2015-08-14

© Heikki Kotiranta A total of approximately 24,000 cormorant nests were counted in Finland in summer 2015, an increase of 19% from the previous year. 75% of the numerical growth was focuse......

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Nature > Cormorant population grew to 24,000 breeding pairs
Algal bloom monitoring August 13, 2015: Abundant amounts of Cyanobacteria in the Finnish sea areas, in the lakes the blooms also increased
Press release | Published: 2015-08-13

There are still abundant amounts of Cyanobacteria in the Finnish sea areas. Large surface algal mats have been observed in the western Gulf of Finland and the whole Baltic Proper. In the eastern Gulf ......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 13, 2015: Abundant amounts of Cyanobacteria in the Finnish sea areas, in the lakes the blooms also increased
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 13, 2015: Abundant amounts of Cyanobacteria in the Finnish sea areas, in the lakes the blooms also increased
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 13, 2015: Abundant amounts of Cyanobacteria in the Finnish sea areas, in the lakes the blooms also increased
Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Press release | Published: 2015-08-10

© Vesa Kuusava Environmental impacts of land use have been widely assessed in recent years. In particular, carbon footprints of food and bioenergy production have been studied. Envir......

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Climate and air > Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Consumption and production > Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Living environment and planning > Environmental impacts of land use have been underestimated
Algal bloom monitoring August 6, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria in the sea areas is high, while it has decreased in the lakes
Press release | Published: 2015-08-06

Cyanobacterial surface blooms have been observed in the southern Archipelago Sea and the western Gulf of Finland. In lakes, cyanobacterial blooms have still been reported less than usually during this......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring August 6, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria in the sea areas is high, while it has decreased in the lakes
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring August 6, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria in the sea areas is high, while it has decreased in the lakes
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring August 6, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria in the sea areas is high, while it has decreased in the lakes
Algal bloom monitoring July 30, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in lake and sea areas
Press release | Published: 2015-07-30

In the lakes, amount of cyanobacteria has increased. Still, cyanobacteria have been reported less from lakes than usually in late July. Cyanobacterial surface bloom has been observed in the Bothnian S......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring July 30, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in lake and sea areas
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring July 30, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in lake and sea areas
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring July 30, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased in lake and sea areas
Algal bloom monitoring July 23, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has not increased
Press release | Published: 2015-07-23

In the lakes, cyanobacteria are still reported less than usually in late July. In the Finnish sea areas only some cyanobacteria have been observed. In the open sea areas of the northern Baltic proper,......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring July 23, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has not increased
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring July 23, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has not increased
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring July 23, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has not increased
Algal bloom monitoring July 16, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased
Press release | Published: 2015-07-16

Cyanobacteria have been observed in the open sea areas south from Åland and northern Baltic proper. In lakes, amount of cyanobacteria has increased, even though cyanobacteria are still reported less t......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring July 16, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring July 16, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring July 16, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria has increased
Defining the scale of oil spills
Content page | Published: 2013-10-18

 How to measure oil spills         1 barrel of oil 1 barrel = 158.99 litres = about 0.137 tonnes = about ...

Waters > Environmental emergency response in Finland > Accident updates > Defining the scale of oil spills
Defining the scale of oil spills
Content page | Published: 2014-10-14

 How to measure oil spills         1 barrel of oil 1 barrel = 158.99 litres = about 0.137 tonnes = about ...

Sea > Environmental emergency response in Finland > Accident updates > Defining the scale of oil spills
Algal bloom monitoring July 9, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria observations is low in the Finnish lakes and sea areas
Press release | Published: 2015-07-09

In the lakes, cyanobacteria are still reported less than usually, even though occurrence of cyanobacteria has slightly increased from the last week. In the Finnish sea areas, only few observations of ......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring July 9, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria observations is low in the Finnish lakes and sea areas
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring July 9, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria observations is low in the Finnish lakes and sea areas
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring July 9, 2015: Amount of cyanobacteria observations is low in the Finnish lakes and sea areas
Algal bloom monitoring July 2, 2015: Only few cyanobacteria blooms observed from Finnish lakes and sea areas
Press release | Published: 2015-07-02

Cyanobacteria occurrence has been slightly increased in lakes, but cyanobacteria are still reported less than typically in early July. In Finnish sea areas some cyanobacteria have been observed south......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring July 2, 2015: Only few cyanobacteria blooms observed from Finnish lakes and sea areas
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring July 2, 2015: Only few cyanobacteria blooms observed from Finnish lakes and sea areas
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring July 2, 2015: Only few cyanobacteria blooms observed from Finnish lakes and sea areas
R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Press release | Published: 2015-07-02

  The marine research vessel Aranda will be renovated to meet the needs of future marine research in the Baltic Sea. The renovation reduces the vessel’s operating costs, increases its e......

Sea > R/V Aranda to become the next generation marine research vessel
Algal bloom monitoring June 25, 2015: Still very few cyanobacterial blooms
Press release | Published: 2015-06-25

The number of cyanobacterial blooms in lakes is still low. During the past week, only a few observations of abundant cyanobacterial blooms were made. In the Finnish sea areas, no cyanobacteria have be......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring June 25, 2015: Still very few cyanobacterial blooms
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring June 25, 2015: Still very few cyanobacterial blooms
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring June 25, 2015: Still very few cyanobacterial blooms
Algal bloom monitoring June 18, 2015: The cyanobacterial situation quiet during Midsummer week
Press release | Published: 2015-06-18

No cyanobacterial blooms have yet been observed in the Finnish sea areas. In lakes, only few occurrences of cyanobacteria have been observed. The cooler than usual water temperatures have slowed down......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring June 18, 2015: The cyanobacterial situation quiet during Midsummer week
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring June 18, 2015: The cyanobacterial situation quiet during Midsummer week
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring June 18, 2015: The cyanobacterial situation quiet during Midsummer week
New phase of urbanisation within metropolitan areas — Helsinki lagging behind Stockholm
Press release | Published: 2015-06-15

A recent study on the metropolitan areas of Helsinki and Stockholm indicates that the urban form in the two regions has developed partially in different directions during the past 20 years. Stockholm ......

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Living environment and planning > Community structure > Information about the community structure > New phase of urbanisation within metropolitan areas — Helsinki lagging behind Stockholm
Living environment and planning > New phase of urbanisation within metropolitan areas — Helsinki lagging behind Stockholm
The endangered white-backed woodpecker can thrive in commercial forests
News | Published: 2015-06-15

UPM, WWF Finland, Finnish Environment Institute and Metsähallitus Parks & Wildlife Finland have carried through a joint project to promote the living conditions of the endangered white-backed woodpec......

Nature > The endangered white-backed woodpecker can thrive in commercial forests
Algal bloom monitoring June 11, 2015: Low amounts of cyanobacteria in Finnish lakes and sea areas
Press release | Published: 2015-06-11

The occurrence of cyanobacteria is typical for early summer. In lakes, only few observations with low cyanobacteria abundance have been made. In the Finnish sea areas, cyanobacteria surface blooms hav......

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Maps and statistics > Algal bloom monitoring June 11, 2015: Low amounts of cyanobacteria in Finnish lakes and sea areas
Sea > Algal bloom monitoring June 11, 2015: Low amounts of cyanobacteria in Finnish lakes and sea areas
Waters > Algal bloom monitoring June 11, 2015: Low amounts of cyanobacteria in Finnish lakes and sea areas
Second homes already outnumber permanent homes in one in five municipalities
Press release | Published: 2015-06-11

Finnish second home tourism no longer consists solely of holidaying at a modest summer cottage. Instead, Finns are increasingly spending time at second homes equipped for year round living....

Living environment and planning > Second homes already outnumber permanent homes in one in five municipalities
Biodiversity
Content page | Published: 2014-04-28

The loss of biodiversity continues Approximately one tenth of species in Finland is threatened. Halting the growth in the number of threatened species was not achieved by 2010. Even the new targ...

Maps and statistics > The state of the environment indicators > Biodiversity

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