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With respect to geography and situation of the country, there are several well-differentiated regions not only for the climate but also for the food and culture. Climatic differences between seasons are quite important in the northern regions.
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Could Finnish invention hold key to CO2 reduction?

Could Finnish invention hold key to CO2 reduction? | Finland | Scoop.it
A Finnish physicist has aroused international interest with a method for
dissolving and neutralising carbon dioxide (CO2) from power plant
emissions.
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Rising forest density offsets climate change - study

OSLO (Reuters) - Rising forest density in many countries is helping to offset climate change caused by deforestation from the Amazon basin to Indonesia, a study showed on Sunday.The report indicated...
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Heat Wave on the Way

Heat Wave on the Way | Finland | Scoop.it
Finland is likely to experience a heat wave in the coming week. Temperatures could top thirty degrees Celsius on Wednesday in southern and central areas of the country.
A heat wave can cause health problems for those at risk. For instance, children and the elderly are particularly at risk of dehydration. Excessive UV-radiation is also a particular danger.
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Ash cloud to reach Scandinavia on Tuesday: Finnish meteorological experts - The Economic Times

Ash cloud to reach Scandinavia on Tuesday: Finnish meteorological experts - The Economic Times | Finland | Scoop.it
According to their predictions, based on computer models of air currents, the ash cloud will reach Finland's southern coast on Wednesday.
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Good News from Finland - Finland looking for growth from its cold climate wind power competence

Good News from Finland - Finland looking for growth from its cold climate wind power competence | Finland | Scoop.it
Good News: Finland looking for growth from its cold climate wind power competence http://dlvr.it/LzYdV
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Finnish companies on top for their climate change disclosure

Finnish companies on top for their climate change disclosure | Finland | Scoop.it
Finnish companies are among the top Nordic companies for their climate change disclosure practices. Eleven Finnish companies are included on the top 26 companies in the Nordic Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index.
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NUI Galway-led climate change research predicts cleaner air but a warmer Europe by 2030

New research initiated by teams at NUI Galway and the University of Helsinki has revealed that the true rate of global warming caused by greenhouse gases has been masked by the cooling effects of tiny airborne particles. According to the research these atmospheric aerosols — also known as particulate matter — form reflective haze and cloud layers which lead to an aerosol cooling effect. However new technologies and stricter environmental controls will see that effect reduced in the years ahead.
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Audit Office Criticises Slow Progress of Energy Technology Programme

Audit Office Criticises Slow Progress of Energy Technology Programme | Finland | Scoop.it
The National Audit Office of Finland (VTV) has strongly criticised the slow progress of a support programme for Finnish renewable energy and climate technology, reports the financial journal, Talouselämä. A new report from the office says the programme has received almost 200 million euros over the past decade but adds results have been lean.
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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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It's cold in Helsinki?

Average maximum and minimum temperature (° C) for the period 1961-1990
in Helsinki we have the fresh climatological normal period, 1971-2000.

You can get the daily weather from the Finnish Meteorological Institute's page http://www.fmi.fi/en/index.html
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Ozone Layer Over Finland Exceptionally Thin

Ozone Layer Over Finland Exceptionally Thin | Finland | Scoop.it
The ozone layer above Finland has been depleted by a third, according to the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). This makes current levels of ultraviolet radiation three times stronger than the norm, and the institute recommends using protection from the sun. http://bit.ly/gQyLEu
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