Category Archives: Environment

Endangered Ministry of the Environment

Endangered Ministry of the EnvironmentNew Prime Minister of Finland, Juha Sipilä aims to finish the Ministry of the Environment. Environmental issues would be relocated to the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry and then it would be renamed as the Ministry of Natural Resources. At the same time the resources for the environmental supervision would be scaled down radically. The […]

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Fossil corps and the carbon bubble trouble

Carbon bubble trouble and coal divestment To save the climate, we have to leave about 80% of the known fossil fuel reserves, coal, oil, gas and peat, unused.
The first Global Divestment Day 13th–14th February 2015.
Big oil has also noticed the action day, and produced their own hilarious animated video about this warm relationship.

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Oceans 14

Marine animals workshop - IMCC2014Ahoy! If you’re interested in salty waters and marine conservation, sail to Scotland next August! There’s a very interesting meeting for sailors, landlubbers and scientists interested in the future of the oceans in Glasgow:
“To conserve the world’s oceans we must go beyond science, and use it to inform policy and management, and ultimately to catalyze […]

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Daddy goes wild for the wildlife

Urban forest management makes daddy madUrban forests are important for people and wildlife. Unfortunately  they are, at least in Finland, often managed like commercial forests: thinned, even clearcut and replanted.
Urban forests can be a paradise for people and nature, if they are protected and their biodiversity is taken care of. Let’s let the urban forests grow old and allow also […]

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Fossils in the tar

Tar pit fossils - Harper and ObamaSome background info:
The Rancho La Brea Tar Pits – “One of the world’s most famous fossil localities, recognized for having the largest and most diverse assemblage of extinct Ice Age plants and animals in the world.”
Alberta Tar Sands – A destructive fossil fuel exploration project, that will produce dirty oil, toxic waste and huge CO2 […]

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