Global warming, regional cooling: -27 °C on Finnmarksvidda is extreme to be October. The county of Troms and Finnmark had several places with average temperature 2 to 4 degrees Celsius below normal for the month.
A coalition of environmental and conservation groups working on more environmentally sustainable shipping practices in the Arctic says it welcomes a decision by thirty expedition cruise line operators to forgo the use of heavy fuel oil while operating in the region.
Festivity in the mining town of Zapolyarny as Nornickel-sponsored fast charger for electric vehicles opened on Thursday. At the same time, sulphur dioxide concentrations spiked to 250 micrograms per cubic meter on the Norwegian side of the border.
With warm weather continuing in early September, this summer has brought more hot days than usual to most of the country, says the Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI). It defines “hot” as 25 degrees Celsius (77F) or more.
Nuclear safety expert Andrey Zolotkov with the Murmansk-based environmental group Bellona says there is always a risk of unforeseen circumstances as now seen with the missile blast and radiation spike in the White Sea.
Rare images of a brown bear attacking and killing an moose was captured by a camera in northeast Finland operated by the Border Guard over the weekend, according to a tweet issued by the agency on Monday.