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International Landscape Day 20 October 2020 festivities to include a photo competition and landscape walks
Press release | Published: 2020-10-15

Tuesday 20 October 2020 is International Landscape Day. The Ministry of the Environment will organise a photo contest in honour of the day and the Rural Women’s Advisory Organisation will organise gui......

Nature > International Landscape Day 20 October 2020 festivities to include a photo competition and landscape walks
New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea
Press release | Published: 2020-10-13

A new, free tool for oil spill response at sea is now available online for authorities and local response units. The aim of the tool is to minimize environmental impacts of oil spills in the Arctic an......

Sea > New tool for fast and efficient oil spill response at sea
Accessibility statement for the Environment.fi web service
Content page | Published: 2020-09-29

Created on September 17, 2020 Last checked on September 17, 2020 This statement applies to the environment.fi website maintained jointly by the environmental administration and to all its subs......

Accessibility statement for the Environment.fi web service
Groundwater in Finland
Content page | Published: 2016-01-12

Photo: Mirjam Orvomaa Groundwater is found everywhere – however in Finland groundwater formations are mainly situated in eskers, moraine formations and end moraine formations. The aquifer...

Waters > Protection of waters > Groundwater protection > Groundwater in Finland
Groundwater protection
Content page | Published: 2016-01-12

© Photo: Mirjam Orvomaa Legislation endorsing groundwater protection National legislation: Laws implemented on aiming to prevent the pollution and alteration of aquifers to...

Waters > Protection of waters > Groundwater protection
The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website.
News | Published: 2020-09-24

The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website. The structure a......

The Ministry of the Environment published its new website on 23 September. Now the renewed visual identity of the Ministry of the Environment is also shown on its website.
Microalgae, which keep the planet alive, have more complex and fascinating life than we have known
News | Published: 2020-09-17

Single-celled algae are traditionally thought to reproduce simply by asexual cell division. Lumi Haraguchi´s discovery proves otherwise. ...

Sea > Microalgae, which keep the planet alive, have more complex and fascinating life than we have known
Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa sign a voluntary agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites
Press release | Published: 2020-09-09

The Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa have signed a voluntary Green Deal agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites. The aim o......

Climate and air > Ministry of the Environment, Senate Properties and the cities of Espoo, Helsinki, Turku and Vantaa sign a voluntary agreement to reduce emissions at construction sites

Published: 2020-09-08

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Living environment information service Liiteri
Content page | Published: 2020-09-08

What is Liiteri? Liiteri is an information service focusing on the living environment and is governed by Finnish Environment Institute. Geographical information and statistics about the built en...

Living environment information service Liiteri
The year of celebration for European landscapes
Press release | Published: 2020-09-07

This autumn, we are celebrating landscapes as it is the 20th anniversary of the European Landscape Convention. Vibrant landscape is an important part of the European identity. Landscapes are celebrat......

Nature > The year of celebration for European landscapes
The Baltic Sea region’s waste management for unused medicines must be improved
Press release | Published: 2020-09-03

CWPharma, a project funded by the EU’s Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme, has evaluated national-level practices for take-back and disposal of unused medicines and other pharmaceutical waste, for b......

Consumption and production > The Baltic Sea region’s waste management for unused medicines must be improved

Content page | Published: 2014-11-11

There are restrictions and prohibitions on the use of F-gases with high global warming potential. These are presented on the website on Restrictions and Prohibitions. The use of F-gases has increased...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland > Fluorinated greenhouse gases >
SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations
Press release | Published: 2020-08-31

Increasing the proportion of vegetables, legumes, and fish in the diet helps ease climate change, eutrophication of the Baltic Sea and inland waters, and the decline of biodiversity. SYKE's Policy bri......

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Climate and air > SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations
Consumption and production > SYKE Policy Brief: Environmental impact needs to be considered in nutrition recommendations
The chemical status of water bodies remains poor
Press release | Published: 2020-08-28

The chemical status of Finnish lakes, rivers, and coastal waters has not yet improved, despite the concentrations of several chemicals falling below the limits set for them (EQS - Environmental Qualit......

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Maps and statistics > The chemical status of water bodies remains poor
Sea > The chemical status of water bodies remains poor
Waters > The chemical status of water bodies remains poor
Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2020: Varying cyanobacterial blooms in lakes during the summer, unusual cyanobacterial observations in northern parts of the Bothnian Sea and the Kvarken
Press release | Published: 2020-08-27

The cyanobacterial situation over the past summer has been variable both in inland waters and sea areas. The number of cyanobacterial observations during June–August followed the weather conditions qu......

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Maps and statistics > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2020: Varying cyanobacterial blooms in lakes during the summer, unusual cyanobacterial observations in northern parts of the Bothnian Sea and the Kvarken
Sea > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2020: Varying cyanobacterial blooms in lakes during the summer, unusual cyanobacterial observations in northern parts of the Bothnian Sea and the Kvarken
Waters > Summary of algal bloom monitoring June-August 2020: Varying cyanobacterial blooms in lakes during the summer, unusual cyanobacterial observations in northern parts of the Bothnian Sea and the Kvarken
F-gases in business
Content page | Published: 2020-07-20

This page covers the use of F-gases in equipment and products, as well as their manufacture, import, installation and maintenance. The quota system Great-Britain (Brexit)...

Climate and air > Monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions > Greenhouse Gas Inventory system in Finland > Fluorinated greenhouse gases > F-gases in business
Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary
Press release | Published: 2020-08-24

Microplastics are found in all water systems and in fish, bivalve molluscs and benthic fauna. Microplastics cause stress to the aquatic organisms and may expose them to harmful substances. These were ......

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Nature > Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary
Sea > Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary
Waters > Microplastics are found in all waters, quantities in aquatic organisms and fish vary
Contact information
Content page | Published: 2020-08-21

Sanna Tikander, coordinator Tel. +358 295 023 019, sanna.tikander (at) ely-keskus.fi Address: ELY-centre for Southwestern Finland, Itsenäisyydenaukio 2, PL 523, 20101 Turku ...

Sustainable nutrient management in biogas production > Contact information
Sustainable nutrient management in biogas production
Content page | Published: 2020-08-21

Sustainable Biogas project The John Nurminen Foundation, biogas producers and environmental authorities from Finland and Latvia will embark on cooperation to promote the sustainability of clima...

Sustainable nutrient management in biogas production

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