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Climate warming increases carbon dioxide emissions from soil. Interviewee: Jari Liski, SYKE. The video is in Finnish.

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Management of peatlands has large climate impacts

Drainage and management of peatlands increase greenhouse gas emissions. A recent study indicates that particularly peatlands taken into agricultural use have warming impact on climate. The effects of peatlands taken into forestry are less well known and depend on the original peatland type.

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Dissertation: Overwintering strategies of a boreal small mammal in a changing climate

Fri 30.1. 14:00 - 17:00, Konnevesi Research Station, Konnevesi

The global climate change is predicted to alter the winter conditions in northern areas. This affects for example small mammals that are strongly dependent on the protection provided by the snow cover against severe weather conditions and predation.

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Seminar: Arctic change – a global concern?

Tue 3.2. 09:00 - 12:15, The House of Estates, Helsinki

The Arctic has been warming two times faster than the global average. These changes will have consequences throughout the world. The seminar is expected to shed light on how to mitigate Arctic changes and help to understand the role of the upcoming climate agreement in this context. The seminar is held in English.

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Permeable pavements for Nordic conditions developed

Permeable pavements have been developed to reduce the problems caused by storm and runoff water in urban areas. Climate change further increases the need for permeable pavements due to higher volumes of rainfall overall.

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Global warming reduces wheat production markedly if no adaptation takes place

Future global wheat harvest is likely to be reduced by six per cent per each degree Celsius of local temperature increase if no adaptation takes place. Worldwide this would correspond to 42 million tons of yield reduction, which equals a quarter of current global wheat trade.

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