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Forests are significant carbon sinks in Finland. Interviewee: Pekka Vanhala, SYKE. Video is in Finnish.

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A recent study shows that the emission reductions gained through replacing non-renewable raw materials with wood were not enough to compensate for the lost carbon sequestration capacity and emissions from felling and production processes. In order for wood use to produce significant reductions, new way of thinking and innovations are required.

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An accurate inventory of ship traffic emissions for the European sea areas

New inventory includes also the geographical distribution of emissions. For example the shipping in the Mediterranean Sea accounts for 40 % of the CO2 and 49% of the SOx emissions. Results can be used to evaluate the impacts of shipping emissions on human health and climate as well as in greenhouse gas inventories.

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Upland forest soils affect the atmospheric methane balance

Previously forests were considered as sinks and wetlands as sources of methane. New study shows that during a wet fall the forest soil turned from a methane sink into a large source for several months. Therefore upland forests in the boreal zone could constitute an important part in the global methane cycle previously not accounted for.

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New mapping tool shows how cross-country skiing in Finland is vulnerable to climate change

The Finnish Environment Institute and the Natural Resources Institute Finland have released a new interactive mapping tool about climate change effects on cross-country skiing in Climateguide.fi web portal. Cross-country skiing is one of the most popular recreational activities in Finland, but it is now becoming clear that it will be severely affected by a warming climate.

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Climate change deteriorates water quality in the Himalayas

A study shows that global warming affects geochemical processes such as glacier melting, soil erosion and sediments release on the Tibetan Plateau. This deteriorates water quality of rivers and lakes, thus significantly impacting the lives of 40 percent of the world's population living in the area.

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