Watching The Finnish… September 2012

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: Hot days were scarce during the summer months (incl. weather in August 2012)

Finnish Environment Institute: No significant changes in the condition of the Baltic Sea

Statistics Finland: Total energy consumption decreased by 5 per cent in January to June

Helsingin Sanomat: Hanasaari power plant to commence test burns of wood pellet mixed in with coal in November (Sep 6) Meeting bioenergy goals depends on wood processing industry

Good News from Finland: Finland’s largest block of wooden flats is completed in Helsinki

Yle: Daily: French Areva admits mistakes in Olkiluoto 3 nuclear project

Good News from Finland: Finnish firms make Sustainability Index

Good News from Finland: Neste Oil offers even cleaner diesel

VTT (via AlphaGalileo): Extreme weather conditions cos t EU’s transport system at least €15 billion annually

Helsingin Sanomat: Carpool supply is greater than demand here in Finland

Jon E. Brommer et al.: The Breeding Ranges of Central European and Arctic Bird Species Move Poleward. See also the press release in Finnish/in Swedish and Helsingin Sanomat (in English).

Sonja Kivinen et al.: Spatiotemporal distribution of threatened high-latitude snowbed and snow patch habitats in warming climate