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) 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)