Watching The Finnish… October 2012

Finnish climate change news

Finnish Meteorological Institute: A warm but very wet September

Helsingin Sanomat: Record or near-record rainfall in September (Oct 2)

Yle: Autumn warmer and wetter than usual

Helsingin Sanomat: Rain, rain, go away… Heavy rains leave grain crops in fields, and cause potatoes to rot (Oct 4)

Yle: Floods result from heavy downpours

Yle: Paper: Hydro electric power exceeds nuclear output

Helsingin Sanomat: Exceptionally heavy flooding in Ostrobothnia forces many to evacuate homes (Oct 8)

Yle: Nearly two months’ rain in three days

Yle: Floodwaters receding

Yle: 1000s of hectares flooded in Satakunta

Yle: Poor potato crop could cause shortage

Helsingin Sanomat: No more state compensation for flood damage after 2013 (Oct 9)

Yle: Is Finland hurricane-proof?

Good News from Finland: VTT surveys weather hazards for the European transport system

Yle: Storm costs rise to half a billion euros. Power outages after last year’s Boxing Day storms wrought damage worth 455 million euros, says the Energy Market Authority.

Finnish Meteorological Institute: The loss of Arctic sea ice is a logical consequence of global warming

Statistics Finland: Production of energy and use of fossil fuels in decline in 2011

Statistics Finland: Consumption of hard coal decreased by 35 per cent in January to September

Helsingin Sanomat: Finnish nuclear power company’s claim for compensation increased by EUR 400 million (Oct 2)

Yle: TVO ups stakes in Areva compensation duel

Yle: Pro Union: employers neglect foreign workers at Olkiluoto site

Helsingin Sanomat: Der Spiegel: Olkiluoto nuclear power plant is facing serious security risks (Oct 3)

Yle: Paper: Workers at Olkiluoto forced to pay protection money to mafia

Helsingin Sanomat: EU calls for better preparations for nuclear emergencies (Oct 5)

Helsingin Sanomat: Fennovoima expected to choose Japanese supplier for nuclear plant (Oct 5)

Helsingin Sanomat: Pyhäjoki is waiting and wondering about its nuclear power plant (Oct 10)

Helsingin Sanomat: BREAKING NEWS: E.On pulling out of Fennovoima – Pyhäjoki nuclear project in jeopardy (Oct 24)

Yle: E.ON pulls out of Fennovoima nuclear project

Yle: E.ON: withdrawal from Finland ‘will not impact customers’

Helsingin Sanomat: Fennovoima says it is pushing on with nuclear project (Oct 25)

Yle: Häkämies: No need to reconsider nuclear plant permit

Yle: Greens chair shoots down Fennovoima nuclear project

Good News from Finland: UPM’s newsprint papers first to be granted EU Ecolabel

Yle: Oil from waste

Good News from Finland: Vehicle telematics company receives environmental award

Good News from Finland: Finnish companies ranked on top in the Nordic climate index

Helsingin Sanomat: Massive wind farms to be set up in northwest coastal areas (Oct 8)

VTT (via AlphaGalileo): Fuel and technology alternatives for buses. Overall energy efficiency and emission performance

Aalto University: Halving the food losses would feed an additional billion people

Aleksi Lehikoinen et al.: Impact of climate change and prey abundance on nesting success of a top predator, the goshawk. See also the press releases, in Finnish or in Swedish.

News about Finnish news media

Helsingin Sanomat terminated their English-language news service (“International Edition”) on October 26th, 2012.