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Low exposure of people to microplastics through drinking water

Press release, November 16, 2018, Finnish Environment Institute SYKE, National Institute for Health and Welfare THL and Finnish Water Utilities Association (VVY)
According to a preliminary study, Finnish household water contains only small amounts of microplastics. Water treatment processes effectively remove particles from the raw water that is used in the production of household water, according to a study by the Finnish Environment Institute, the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Finnish Water Utilities Association. Read the pressrelease

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Climate talks in Katowice into the hands of ministers – Tiilikainen from Finland invited to facilitate negotiations on adaptation

The negotiations on the rules of the Paris Climate Change Agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Katowice continue at the ministerial level. The Polish Presidency has invited selected ministers to facilitate the negotiations on the most difficult issues in the Paris “rulebook”. The Minister of the Environment, Energy and Housing of Finland Kimmo Tiilikainen will chair the negotiations on climate change adaptation, together with his Gambian colleague Lamin Dibba.
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Recent Arctic erosion and loss of permafrost along the Alaskan coast. Photo from USGS

Arctic climate change has global scale impacts, say the climate specialists

The Arctic is changing rapidly as a result of global climate change. “Over the past five years, warm Arctic temperatures and large sea-ice deficits show contemporary climate states outside of previous experience. We have already lost 75% of the sea ice volume in the Arctic since 1979”, says one of the authors of a new research paper, Research Professor Martin Forsius from the Finnish Environment Institute.


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Monitoring and assessment of environmental impacts of chemical spills in the Baltic Sea

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This publication resulting from the project is intended to guide authorities responsible for post-spill environmental monitoring and assessment, and to help them to understand how complex issues they might be dealing with due to the wide range of chemicals currently transported. The main goal of the publication is to create better preparedness for establishing an effective post-spill monitoring programme especially in the Baltic Sea, area and it is primarily targeted at decision-makers responsible for the planning and implementation of environmental monitoring after a sudden chemical spill at sea. Read more