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.
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.