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The regulation of lakes needs to be adapted to the changing climate. Interviewee: Tanja Dubrovin, SYKE. The video is in Finnish.

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Signs of climate change

Signs of climate change

Examine eight signs showing the changes in the global climate.

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Greenhouse gases at Pallas

Greenhouse gases at Pallas

See how the carbon dioxide and methane concentrations have changed.

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Soil modelling to help curb climate change

According to a recent study, however, soil carbon stocks and could be modelled more accurately by factoring in the impacts of both soil nutrient status and soil composition. Determining the volume of carbon dioxide efflux from soil is important to enabling better choices in forest management with respect to curbing climate change.

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Open course to tackle the basics of climate change

The goal is to get the multidisciplinary Climate.now course into every university and university of applied sciences in Finland. The web course was developed by experts in natural sciences and pedagogy, as well as the arts, and the course videos were produced in co-operation with media students.

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Forests absorb greenhouse gases effectively

In 2014, Finnish forests absorbed a total of 27.7 million tonnes of greenhouse gases, thus playing a key role as sinks for these atmosphere-warming emissions.

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Low levels of environmental toxins in Lapland, climate change and new chemicals the main risks

Even though the levels of environmental toxins in the air, water and living organisms in the Finnish Lapland are low, monitoring is needed. According to a report, new chemicals and the impacts of climate change could increase the risk of long-range transport and increased chemical loading. A set of measures is proposed in the report to manage risks.

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Breeding of cows could help to reduce methane emissions

In RuminOmics project one thousand cows were examined in different European countries. The study identified areas in the cow’s genotype which are linked to the amount of methane it produces. Genetic information could help in the breeding of a climate-friendly cow as one third of the methane emissions produced by humans originates in cattle production.

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