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Baltic Sea UFO Hunters Look To Identify Mystery Object - Huffington Post

Baltic Sea UFO Hunters Look To Identify Mystery Object - Huffington Post | Finland | Scoop.it

A mysterious cylindrical object is sitting 300 feet at the bottom of the Baltic Sea between Sweden and Finland, and nobody knows what it is -- yet.

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The Sea and the Cities

The Baltic Sea is one of the largest brackish water bodies in the world. It is an especially sensitive sea, because it is a shallow and semi-enclosed body of water that receives a considerable load of pollutants from the surrounding countries. The pollution of the sea has become one of the most important common environmental issues for countries in Northern Europe. Today's environmental problems are, however, the collective result of political decisions made in the past. Hence there is an evident need to understand the current environmental changes of the Baltic Sea from historical perspectives.

 

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Aliisa Helsinki: s/y Beita, Nordic Baltic Sea

Aliisa Helsinki: s/y Beita, Nordic Baltic Sea | Finland | Scoop.it

A mobile blog about life in Helsinki throuh the lens of a simple camera

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Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment

Unusual art enriches unique archipelago - thisisFINLAND: Life: Arts & entertainment | Finland | Scoop.it
Among the thousands of beautiful islands that dot the Baltic Sea south of 2011 European Capital of Culture Turku, dozens of thought-provoking art installations have sprung up to form the eclectic Contemporary Art Archipelago exhibition.
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Places with Tradition: Visit me! European Heritage: Finland's Yttergrund Lighthouse

Places with Tradition: Visit me! European Heritage: Finland's Yttergrund Lighthouse | Finland | Scoop.it
Yttergrund Lighthouse,Yttergrundin Majakka...Finland's second tallest lighthouse.

Has the duty to secure the light that guides to safe waters ships and boats, in the darkest part of the Gulf of Bothnia. Located on the island of Södra Yttergrund (meaning "rocky island"), in the Municipality of Kristiinaukaupunki, the historic lighthouse built in 1982, is Finland's best-preserved lighthouse building.

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Human error is greatest risk factor for the sensitive and crowded Baltic Sea

Human error is greatest risk factor for the sensitive and crowded Baltic Sea | Finland | Scoop.it
Activists fighting against spectre of oil catastrophe in the Baltic Sea swear by cooperation

Rather than rusting or un-reinforced ships or challenging conditions, human beings are the greatest risk for the Baltic Sea.
”The captains of vessels are stubborn creatures - and men”, describes Mathias Bergman, Secretary General of the Baltic Sea Action Group (BSAG).
Monitoring systems can be used to guide shipping from shore, but it is mere guidance. If the captain obstinately refuses to change his course of action, nobody can do anything about it. The problem is that the Baltic Sea is one of the most sensitive and most crowded sea areas on the planet.
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Our pick of the world's top beaches for discovering in 2011 | Beach Tomato

Our pick of the world's top beaches for discovering in 2011 | Beach Tomato | Finland | Scoop.it
Kökar Beach, Åland Islands, Finland

Blink and you’ll miss them. Hopping on the ferry from Finland to Stockholm, the 6000 Åland Islands barely rise above the water. Hardly heard of beyond the Baltic, follow in our footsteps and camp down near the beach at Kökar – it feels like you’ve been transported back to Viking times.
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dave's blog of art and programming | HENVI and Finnish Bioarts Society

dave's blog of art and programming | HENVI and Finnish Bioarts Society | Finland | Scoop.it
I spent the morning on Kallvikinniemi with HENVI (the University of Helsinki Centre for the Environment) and the Finnish Bioarts Society learning about 3 new projects involving Forests and Climate Change, Sustainable Urban Development through Ecosystem Services and Multidisciplinary Baltic Sea Research. All of these project are interested in collaborating with artists for public engagement and multidisciplinary work - calls will be made by the Bioarts Society later in the year.
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Snowshoeing on the Baltic Sea near Oulu, Finland :: Monkeys, Mountains and Maultaschen

Snowshoeing on the Baltic Sea near Oulu, Finland :: Monkeys, Mountains and Maultaschen | Finland | Scoop.it
I love snowshoeing! Last weekend I was fortunate enough to snowshoe on the Baltic Sea near Oulu in Finland.
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This beautiful wooden sailboat was built in 1963 - s/y Beita, Northern Baltic Sea

This beautiful wooden sailboat was built in 1963 - s/y Beita, Northern Baltic Sea | Finland | Scoop.it
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Research ship investigates Baltic Sea radiation levels

Research ship investigates Baltic Sea radiation levels | Finland | Scoop.it
The maritime research vessel Aranda will start a voyage on Saturday aimed at
determining the condition of waters in the eastern Gulf of Finland.
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Bottoms up: World's oldest beer opened - CBS News

Bottoms up: World's oldest beer opened - CBS News | Finland | Scoop.it
Pale ale salvaged from ship that sank in Baltic 170 years ago thought to be oldest drinkable beer ever found (Little (not much) follow up to the old Finnish beer story// Bottoms up: World's oldest beer opened : http://bit.ly/kBlF1V
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ShopsLoop.com - The Baltic Sea

ShopsLoop.com -  The Baltic Sea | Finland | Scoop.it
The Baltic Sea: Germany, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Russia, Poland, Kaliningrad, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia: http://bit.ly/lMsOaL...
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Risk of blue-green algal blooms high in the Gulf of Finland - environment.fi

Risk of blue-green algal blooms high in the Gulf of Finland - environment.fi | Finland | Scoop.it
Risk of blue-green algal blooms high in the Gulf of Finland - environment.fi http://bit.ly/mRxD77...
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Shipwreck champagne sold to anonymous bidder - BusinessWeek

Finnish officials say an Internet bidder has paid euro54,000 ($78235) for two bottles of 200-year-old champagne found in a shipwreck at the bottom of the Baltic Sea.
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