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About Finnish society & culture. From snow to sauna, from natives to Nokia.
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Timeless Environments: Helsinki Trip and the Urban Woodlands

Timeless Environments: Helsinki Trip and the Urban Woodlands | Finland | Scoop.it
Helsinki Finland, Forest Nature Walks, fallen logs, biodiversity, moss, mushrooms, lichens.
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Joenniemi Manor Museum in Finland / studioBang - eVolo | Architecture Magazine

Joenniemi Manor Museum in Finland / studioBang - eVolo | Architecture Magazine | Finland | Scoop.it
Wood is known as the most important natural resource of Finland. More than 60% of the country is timbered. Based on this fact and the site on an island that is characterized by tall trees plus the special relationship of Finns to the forrest, the new museum designed by studioBang resembles a plant stem. A stem that gets sliced and scaled on each level to accommodate the different program.
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Hiking in Finland: The Week In Review

Hiking in Finland: The Week In Review | Finland | Scoop.it
The Week In Review
A new week, a new Week In Review. Last week distinguished itself by me getting my papers from the Wilderness Guide school I have been doing in the last ten months, so now I can call myself a Wilderness Guide and take clients out into the beautiful Nordic forests and fjells!
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Nano Patents and Innovations: Denser Forests Capturing More Carbon

Nano Patents and Innovations: Denser Forests Capturing More Carbon | Finland | Scoop.it
Forests in many regions are becoming larger carbon sinks thanks to higher density, US and European researchers say in a new report. In Europe and North America, increased density significantly raised carbon storage despite little or no expansion of forest area, according to the study, led by Aapo Rautiainen of the University of Helsinki, Finland, and published by the online, open-access journal PLoS One. These photos from the same spot in Finland, taken in 1893 (l) and in 1997 (r) show that while the forest area is the same, the trees are larger in the later photo.
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Forests fight back all over the world - Nature, Environment - The Independent

Forests fight back all over the world - Nature, Environment - The Independent | Finland | Scoop.it
The research, carried out by teams from the University of Helsinki and New York's Rockefeller University, shows that forests are thickening in 45 of 68 countries, which together account for 72 per cent of global forests. ..
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Free Delicacies From the Forest

Free Delicacies From the Forest | Finland | Scoop.it
Picking wild berries can be a pleasant and rewarding experience.
In Finland forest lovers are favored with the right of public access, which allows everyone to walk freely in nature - even when the land is privately owned - as long as they do not cause any damage or get too close to a home. The right of public access is not written in the law but is an old Scandinavian tradition. It permits one to pick wildflowers, mushrooms, and berries virtually everywhere they grow.
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Screens, clothing and medicines grow in Finnish forests | News | Cleantech Finland

Screens, clothing and medicines grow in Finnish forests | News | Cleantech Finland | Finland | Scoop.it

The revolution taking place in the forest industry has pushed the entire sector towards new innovations.

According to Finpro, a high level of competence and global megatrends are supporting the revival of the Finnish forest industry. A large number of new SMEs are expected in the sector.

Following many years of upheaval, traditional Finnish forest industry products are being replaced by new volume products on the international market. At times, it can be difficult to find a direct link between these new products and the forest...

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Where the wild things are

Where the wild things are | Finland | Scoop.it
The most northerly wilderness area is Finland's Oulanka National Park (277sqkm and 36 per cent is wilderness) and Russia's Paanajarvi National Park (1040sqkm with 96 per cent wilderness). They are on either side of the Finnish/Russian border in southern Lapland close to the Arctic Circle.

This meandering river ecosystem is untouched boreal forest, homeland for brown bears, lynx, otter, beaver, wolf, golden eagle and the very rare wild reindeer. The scale of wilderness is astonishing - forests and lakes stretching to the horizon with no roads or towns and it is Europe's best example of pristine, remote wilderness...
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Smoke from Russian fires reaching Finland

Smoke from Russian fires reaching Finland | Finland | Scoop.it
Forests are burning across the Russian border, sending gusts of smoke into Finland. The smoke is spreading to the Finnish border town of Vainikkala near Lappeenranta.
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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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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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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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