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Nitrogen deposition poses a threat to the diversity of Europe's forest vegetation

Unless nitrogen emissions are curbed, the diversity of plant communities in Europe's forests will decrease. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition has already changed the number and richness of forest floor ...

New recommendations promote nature conservation in Barents Region

Coordinated by the Finnish Environment Institute, the Barents Protected Area Network (BPAN) project involved an analysis of the current status of and gaps in the network of protected areas in the Bare...

Plastic found to account for the majority of marine microlitter accumulating in the food chain

Researchers at the Finnish Environment Institute have successfully for the first time demonstrated that microplastics are transferred in the marine food web. The study also provided additional support...

A web portal about climatic effect of black carbon is open

The new www.maceb.fi -portal includes general information about black carbon, its emissions and its climatic effects.

New recommendations for the Archipelago Sea: fish-based feed, integration of fish farms and planning control

Extraction of Baltic Sea fish recommended for fish feed. This would enable the recycling of marine nutrients and eliminate the need for fish feed imports. This is one of the recommendations jointly dr...

The phone numbers of the Ministry of the Environment, SYKE and ARA are changing

The telephone numbers of the environmental administration will change on 29-30 October 2013, as part of the state administration’s shared Hansel framework agreement. Elisa has been chosen as the new p...

New information on the development of urban regions in Finland

In Finland, urban regions have undergone significant changes in the past few decades. This is revealed by a recently completed research report by the Finnish Environment Institute SYKE. The publishing...

Information with more accuracy about noise, flows and hydrogen sulphide in the Baltic Sea

The first devices for measuring underwater noise have been anchored this week to the bottom of the Baltic Sea on the coast of Finland. The researchers of six countries bordering the Baltic Sea who par...

Barnacle goose population continues to grow – autumn population tripled in the eastern Gulf of Finland

The barnacle goose population in Finland increased by eight per cent year-on-year. The highest growth was observed in the eastern Gulf of Finland, whereas population growth seems to have stopped in th...

Large lakes OK, coastal water quality poor

A new assessment of the ecological status of Finland’s waters shows that 85% of the surface area of our lakes and 65% of our rivers are in a good or very good state. However, three-quarters of the sur...

Healthy local lakes – new water management tools for citizens

Citizens have been reserved a major role in initiating, planning and implementing water management measures. Led by the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), the GisBloom project has led to the develo...

The weaker responsiveness of poleward populations to temperatures could buffer them from climate warming?

The majority of Finnish moth species fly weeks earlier in warm vs. cool years, but thermal sensitivity varies among populations. In particular, the more poleward community of moths is less physiologic...

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute to launch co-operation in fish stock monitoring Aranda to collect data on Baltic herring and sprat stocks

Photo: Panu Hänninen. PRESS RELEASE  by   the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and the Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute (RKTL) The Finnish Envi...

No significant changes in the status of the Gulf of Finland’s coastal waters compared to last year; oxygen situation on deep open-sea floors has deteriorated

The oxygen situation on deep-sea floors, in open seas in the Gulf of Finland, has deteriorated compared to last year. Results obtained during an expedition by the research vessel Aranda in early summe...

Sectors damaging the environment are not drivers of the economic growth

The press release of The Finnish Environment Institute and Aalto University School of Science "You could decrease environmental impact without hindering economic growth. These are two differen...

Algae and bacteria in sea ice are important for the carbon budgets of frozen oceans

Underneath the pristine snow cover of the Arctic and Antarctic pack ice, there is a community of microscopic algae and bacteria that thrive within the ice itself. These ice-organisms are adapted to gr...

Compiled information on the most valuable nature areas in northwest Russia

The majority of the boreal forest zone's primeval forest and natural mires are located in Russia. As a result of extensive cooperation between Finland and Russia, the most valuable nature areas in nor...

Cultivation of algae, mussels, common reed and microbes could help to improve the Baltic Sea's condition

The Finnish Environment Institute SYKE has participated in the SUBMARINER project, jointly performed by eight countries in order to investigate new ways of utilising the Baltic Sea's resources. The pr...

Finland and Estonia held oil spill response exercise off the coast of Kotka

Finnish and Estonian authorities held an oil spill response exercise off the coast of Kotka on Tuesday 27 August. The related exercise scenario involved a grounded oil tanker, with 30,000 tonnes of cr...

Barnacle goose population remains unchanged despite a good breeding year

The number of barnacle geese grazing on the park lawns of Helsinki and Espoo has remained unchanged compared to 2012. This year, researchers from the Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) counted a tot...


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