Watching The Finnish… 40/2009 (September 28 – October 4)

Finnish coverage of foreign climate change news

The following topics were mentioned:

Typhoon Ketsana
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Typhoon Parma
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See the About page for more info, and this page for my further remarks in Finnish.

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Environment Institute: Threshold values of climate change and protection of seas challenge the environmental policy

Helsingin Sanomat: Espoo wave energy firm signs EUR 3 million contract with new EU project

Yle: Electricity Prices Continue to Drop

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “September 2009 was warmer than average in the whole country, at places the warmest September in 50 years” (in Finnish)

Yle: “Independent energy research practically lacking in Finland” (in Finnish); was commented on in Suomen Kuvalehti (in Finnish)

University of Helsinki: “Future challenges for forest policy” (in Finnish) including a climate-related presentation by Eero Nikinmaa (PDF, in Finnish), mentioned in Metsälehti (in Finnish): “The current policy favours coniferous trees, but droughts are expected to affect spruce growth already within 50 years.”

North Karelia Environment Centre: “Threatened by climate change, Great Crested Newt (Triturus cristatus) is getting help from a network of organizations in North Karelia” (in Finnish)

Helsingin Sanomat: “In Turku, one Common Walnut tree (Juglans regia) is producing nuts, being a first for Finland” (in Finnish)

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