Watching The Finnish… August 2012

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Clearly more rain in some locations than on average in July (overview of the month’s weather in Finland)

Helsingin Sanomat: Heavy rains led to record-high discharges in Oulujoki River (Aug 14)

Helsingin Sanomat: Saimaa ringed seal numbers have grown to over 300 (Aug 28)

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal decreased by 39 per cent in January to June

Helsingin Sanomat: Investor pullout delivers blow to nuclear plant project (Aug 30)

Helsingin Sanomat: District cooling making great strides in Helsinki (Aug 10)

Good News from Finland: Europe’s largest heat pump commissioned at Valio’s Seinäjoki plant

Helsingin Sanomat: Citizen-owned wind power plant set up in Kemi (Aug 17)

Good News from Finland: Cuycha takes its carbon neutralisation method to Australia and UK

VTT: Effectiveness and impact of climate change mitigation measures unclear (doctoral dissertation/Sampo Soimakallio)