Watching The Finnish… December 2010

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “The first half of November was warmer than average, the second half was colder than average” (in Finnish)

Helsingin Sanomat: Record-high snow drifts disrupt traffic in Helsinki (Dec 7)

Helsingin Sanomat: Helsinki’s snowplough fleet works all night to clear streets after yet another heavy dump (Dec 8)

Helsingin Sanomat: Helsinki launches intense snow removal effort after massive snowfall (Dec 13)

Helsingin Sanomat: Helsinki expected to have snowiest December since records began (Dec 20)

Helsingin Sanomat: Record-early start for Pielinen ice road in Northern Karelia (Dec 16)

Helsingin Sanomat: Early ice forcing premature winter closure of Saimaa Canal (Dec 23)

Yle: Finland Fares Badly in Climate Change Survey

Helsingin Sanomat: Climate change and rising raw materials prices could bring billions in investments to Arctic region (Dec 31)

Yle: Finnair Set to Fly with Biofuel

Helsingin Sanomat: Local trains are the most energy-efficient modes of transport (Dec 22)

Itella: Finland the first in the world to adopt carbon neutral mail delivery

Finland’s environmental administration: New evaluation – one in ten Finnish species still threatened

Statistics Finland: One-half of wood material used in Finland is burned

Statistics Finland: Recovery of sorted materials was the largest industry in the environmental goods and services sector in 2009

Statistics Finland: Finland’s greenhouse gas emissions 6 per cent below the commitment level of the Kyoto Protocol

Statistics Finland: Total energy consumption fell by nearly 6 per cent in 2009

Petra Strakova: Carbon dynamics in peatlands under changing hydrology : Effects of water level drawdown on litter quality, microbial enzyme activities and litter decomposition rates (doctoral dissertation)

Foreign news about Finland

Reuters: Finland to fund sustainable energy from forests in Indonesia