Tag Archives: lakes and seas

Have a laid-back summer solstice

Summer Holidays Man and a Saimaa SealThe Summer Solstice is here, and in Finland we have a big party by the lake if possible. Here’s a relaxed vision from the lake Saimaa, where also an endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal lives.

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Risky Arctic oil rush

Polar Bear and Arctic oil ExplorationShell and other oil companies want to drill oil in the melting Arctic. It is a risky business for the nature and the climate.
BBC News 4 February 2013: Concerns raised over ‘useless’ Arctic oil spill plan

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Dry Toilet 2012 Conference in Tampere

Drytoilet - Swift relief for a poor water supplyIf there is a shortage of clean water, it may not be a wise idea to to pee and poo into it.
More info about the sanitation and dry toilets at Dry Toilet 2012 Conference website.

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Summer Bird Watch

Summer Bird Watch - BirdlifeSummertime is a great season for bird watching. Birdlife Finland organizes a Summer Bird Watch Weekend on 9-10th June. This public event encourages Finns to report, if they see some of the listed ten common bird species during the weekend. Birdlife also asks, if people have heard a cuckoo’s voice this year.

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It’s the International Day for Marine Diversity

Biodiversity - fishesInternational Day for Biological Diversity 2012 dives this year to study Marine biodiversity. Join the adventure.

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