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City Dwellers Produce as Much Carbon Dioxide as Countryside People Do, Finnish ... - Science Daily (press release)

City Dwellers Produce as Much Carbon Dioxide as Countryside People Do, Finnish ... - Science Daily (press release) | Finland | Scoop.it
Most previous studies have indicated that people in cities have a smaller carbon footprint than people who live in the country. By using more complex methods of analysis than in the past, scientists at Aalto University in Finland have discovered that people's carbon emissions are practically the same in the city and in the rural areas. More than anything else, CO2 emissions are dependent upon the amount of goods and services people consume, not where they live.
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The Great Reversal is Under Way in our Forests

The Great Reversal is Under Way in our Forests | Finland | Scoop.it
New research shows that forests in many regions across the planet are actually becoming larger carbon sinks, thanks to an increase in density, if not in spread. Europe and North America both saw increases in carbon storage despite little to no expansion of the forest areas.

The study, conducted by conducted by Rockefeller University scientists with colleagues at Connecticut’s Agricultural Experiment Station and the University of Helsinki in Finland, and published online in the open-access journal PLoS One, gives great hope in a day and age where most environmental news seems to be another indictment on the human race.
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IndustryWeek : World's Largest Bio-gasification Plant to be Built in Finland

IndustryWeek : World's Largest Bio-gasification Plant to be Built in Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
25% to 40% of the coal can be replaced with renewable energy, reducing emissions by about 230,000 tons annually.

Finnish engineering group Metso said on June 8 that it was building the world's largest bio-gasification plant on Finland's west coast, which should significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions from a local power plant.
The company said this was the first time in the world that biomass gasification was being adopted on such a large scale. ..
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Top 10 Countries Using IT to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Top 10 Countries Using IT to Reduce Carbon Emissions | Finland | Scoop.it
Deploying information technology is supposed to be able to reduce 15 percent of global carbon emissions by 2020 through things like creating smarter grids, buildings and transportation.
Finland nr 8.
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