A fresh assessment of threatened species indicates an increasing loss of biodiversity in Finnish nature. Of the 22,000 species evaluated in the Red List of Finnish Species, 11.9% were classified as threatened, compared to 10.5% in the previous assessment. In early March when the Red List came out in Finland, a Sámi reindeer herder observed the snowy owl, an extremely endangered species, in the fell area of Ohcejohka (Utsjoki).
The village of Shies today is the hottest spot on the map of environmental protests in Russia. Locals and activists are standing together against the construction of a landfill for Moscow's garbage and promise to stand there until the end.
We consider the interaction between our countries on regulation of joint fish stocks an example for all other coastal states, Russian Fishery Agency leader Ilya Shestakov underlined as he this week met with Norwegian special representative of the oceans Vidar Helgensen.
Winter temperatures in the Arctic are set to rise by 3 to 5 °C by 2050 even if the world succeeds in cutting emissions in line with the Paris Agreement, according to a new report by the United Nations.
A global heatwave is gaining force and the Russian government appears to acknowledge that its Arctic will be among the regions worst hit. But the country’s response is not combat of climate change, but rather adaption to the new reality.
Prime Minister Juha Sipilä says that he thinks Finland is ready to do more to fight climate change, after he hosted all nine parliamentary parties at a meeting to discuss ways to keep warming due to climate change down to 1.5 degrees Celsius.