Watching The Finnish… June 2011

Finnish climate change news

Yle: Several insectivorous migratory bird species returned to Finland later than usual; drought in East Africa a possible cause” (in Finnish)

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “May was 1,1 °C warmer than average” (in Finnish)

Finnish Meteorological Institute: “An exceptional heatwave in early June” (in Finnish)

Helsingin Sanomat: Business community anticipates great opportunity from opening of Northeast Passage (Jun 16)

Yle: Finland slow to develop solar energy

Good News from Finland: Savo-Solar receives an international solar energy innovation award

Statistics Finland: Total energy consumption fell by 2.5 per cent in the first quarter

Statistics Finland: Energy prices rose

Gasum: Natural gas use contributed to a reduction of 17 per cent in carbon dioxide emissions in Finland’s energy production

Aalto University: City dwellers produce as much CO2 as countryside people do, see also Environmental Research Letters

Aalto University: Researchers cut machinery fuel consumption by half

Finnish Environment Institute: “27 Arctic moss species are already endangered by warming climate in Finland” (in Finnish)

Forest.fi: Finnish forests do best in Europe, see also State of Finland’s Forests 2011 (PDF, in English) and the related press release (in Finnish)

B.S Zhen-Ming Ge: Effects of climate change and management on growth of Norway spruce in boreal conditions – an approach based on ecosystem model (doctoral dissertation, University of Eastern Finland)

Irina Bergström: Carbon gas fluxes from boreal aquatic sediments (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

Stéphanie Gagné: On the charging state of atmospheric aerosols and ion-induced nucleation (doctoral dissertation, University of Helsinki)

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