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Harvesting Moss and Top Peat Layer Destroys Open Peatlands in Finland

Finnish peat industry found a new way to destroy peat bogs In Finland it is allowed to peel off the vegetation and the surface layer of peat from peatlands without an environmental permit. It is not even required to inform the authorities of this activity.
Peat industry claims that this is an “environmentally friendly” way to produce growing media for gardening and greenhouses. But in practice harvesting […]

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EU water law – fit for purpose but threatened by industry lobby!

Water framework directive is in dangerWWF expects member states to take a strong stand in support of maintaining the Water Framework Directive in its current form at the Meeting of the Environment Council on 5 March.
Stand up to industry, stand by the science: What WWF will be looking for during the 5 March Meeting of the Environment Council
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New evidence came […]

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EU Water Law is Fit for Purpose!

Water framework directive is fit for purposeChristmas comes early for rivers and nature:
The European Commission’s final evaluation of EU water legislation has concluded the EU Water Framework Directive to be “fit for purpose”.

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Fish Migration from Sea to Source

Happy migratory fish vs damMigratory fish are in trouble
At least half of all the flow in the world’s rivers is manipulated or fragmented, and the wild free flowing rivers are now more threatened than ever. Only 64 of the 177 rivers, longer than 1,000 km, are free-flowing and yet there are plans to build more than 3,500 new large […]

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Peat extraction is bad for the climate and nature

Peat burning and school climate strikePeat extraction is bad for the climate, waterways & wetlands. Finland even subsidises burning peat for energy.

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