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Finland: 1/7 of 7

A demonstration against nuclear power outside the Finnish Parliament, April 2009. Photo: Ulla Klotzer.

Russian roulette? Finland's inexplicable nuclear obsession

Ulla Klötzer

1st May 2015

Does Finland suffer from a nuclear death wish? So it seems, writes Ulla Klötzer. Its government responded to the world's two greatest nuclear disasters by ... ordering a new nuclear plant. And as the Olkiluoto nuclear project descended into face and litigation over a disputed €5 billion, they resolved to build two more. This time, supplied by Russia's nuclear weapon-maker Rosatom. more...
Finland's lakes are freezing later in the autumn, and melting later in the spring. Photo: Dennis Stauffer via Flickr CC-BY.

Rapid Arctic warming is spreading south

Alex Kirby

26th December 2014

Rising temperatures in the Arctic are reaching further south to the lakes and forests of Finland, writes Alex Kirby. But the warming is not affecting summer temperatures - it's concentrated into the colder months, causing a shorter, less severe winter. more...
Greenpeace demonstration in Olkiluoto, Finland. Photo: Greenpeace Finland via Flickr.

Hinkley C will cost Britain dear - if it's ever built

Keith Barnham

15th October 2014

The UK Government promises that the Hinkley C 'EPR' nuclear reactor will lower electricity bills, but Keith Barnham shows that this is the very reverse of the truth. Our best hope is that it will never be built. Legal challenges aside, no sane investor will commit until one of the two EPR prototypes is working, which will be in 2016 at the earliest. more...
White Rot Mushroom, Trametes versicolor. Photo: Luke Detwiler via Flickr.

Fungi clean contaminated soils

The Ecologist

22nd May 2014

A new system for cleaning soils contaminated with industrial toxins harnesses the power of White rot - a common fungus that decays fallen wood in forests. Research in Finland shows it can also destroy dioxins and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons. more...
Lake Saimaa

Lake swimming, wild berries and traditional smoke saunas: summer at Lake Saimaa

Ruth Styles

11 August, 2011

With its ultra-clean water and unspoilt countryside, Finland’s Lakeland is a paradise for nature lovers and foodies alike, says Ruth Styles more...
Unpackaged, Amwell Street

Reusable packaging in the UK: cost the major factor

Eifion Rees

29th June, 2009

When it comes to reusable packaging and the environment, consumers are keen to do the right thing, but it seems sparking a refill revolution in Great Britain means getting the price right first more...
Smoke rises from a nuclear facility's four chimneys

Finland's safety fears over next-generation nuclear reactor

Ecologist

19th June, 2009

Safety concerns may halt construction of a new nuclear facility in Finland, posing questions about the viability of the next generation of European Pressurised Reactors destined for the UK more...

Finland: 1/7 of 7

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