Finland in the world press

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The Snowchange team taught the villagers about the place, its wetland ecosystem and how best to care for it. The Linnusuo wetland has been successfully reseeded, creating a haven for biodiversity while over time transforming the wetland from a carbon source to a carbon sink.

Prior to the project, the Linnunsuo bog was releasing about 400 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year. Thanks to the Snowchange team and all the collaborators, these emissions have stopped and in the future, as new plant and animal life continues to settle, it will sink approximately 100 metric tons of greenhouse gases in its floors for storage.

Although Linnunsuo is relatively small, its radical achievement has already inspired other reseeding projects throughout Finland and Scandinavia, and the hope is that local communities will initiate similar projects throughout the Arctic.

“Such rewilding projects could make a substantial contribution to solving our climate problem,” says Wouter Helmer, co-founder and former rewilding director of Rewilding Europe. “Not only helping with adaptation on the ground, but avoiding future carbon emissions.”

The original story was published by Mongabay on 31.03.2022 and can be found here.

Finland’s wild salmon reduction is ‘evolution in action’

We may tend to think of evolution as something that happens slowly over millions of years, but that’s not always the case. When a population of a particular species changes, there can be a variety of possible causes, including climate change or human pressures on an individual ecosystemlike overfishing.

When a species changes faster than traditional views of natural selection historically allowed, it is called “rapid evolution” or “evolution in action.” These accelerated evolutionary processes are due to “the interaction of ecology and evolution as a dynamic interaction in both directions and on contemporary timescales”, which “confirms the paradigm that demographic and are ultimately entangled,” according to a 2014 study. study Posted in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

The original story was published by EcoWatch on 28.03.2022 and can be found here.

Is Finland really the happiest country in the world? Finns weigh

For the fifth consecutive year, Finland has been named the happiest country in the world by the United Nations-sponsored World Happiness Report. And for the fifth consecutive year, I am surprised. I lived in Finland for a year as a student under the Rotary Youth Exchange program from 2001 to 2002. It was a life-changing experience. I made amazing Finnish friends. I drank too much vodka. I petted a reindeer in Lapland. I did a sauna, swam in ice, and rolled naked in snow until my rosy body looked like honey-baked ham. It was definitely one of the happiest years of my life. But my Finnish friends? Well, I’m not quite sure they’ve ever been happier.

The thing about Finns, in my experience, is that they are one of the most reserved people on the planet. Glaring signs of joy are not in their playbook. I remember silent breakfasts with my first foster dad, watching him stare out the window, barely acknowledging my presence. He wasn’t rude. He was Finnish.

The original story was published by Anchorage Daily News on 01.04.2022 and can be found here.

When Nokia withdrew from Russia, an extensive surveillance system remained

nokia said this month that it would be stop selling to Russia and denounced the invasion of ukraine. But the Finnish company did not mention what it left behind: equipment and software linking the government’s most powerful digital surveillance tool to the country’s largest telecommunications network.

The tool was used to track supporters of the Russian opposition leader Alexei A. Navalny. Investigators said he intercepted phone calls from a Kremlin enemy who was later murdered. Called the System of Operational Investigative Activities, or SORM, it is also most likely employed at this time as the chair. Vladimir V. Putin knocks down and silences anti-war voices inside Russia.

The original story was published by The New York Times on 03.28.2022 and can be found here.

The Housemarque story – from the Finnish demo scene to the PlayStation studios

Selene’s looping adventure evolved with new game modes when the Returnal Ascension DLC launched last week. The Housemarque team is excited to create new ways for fans to play the challenging yet rewarding arcade-inspired shooter on PS5. In fact, iterating on satisfying gameplay has been deeply embedded in the studio’s culture, since 1994.

I’m sure everyone reading this blog is unaware of our long history as a studio, so keep reading about our history and how we ended up launching Returnal and becoming part of the family. PlayStation Studios.

Whether Returnal was your first introduction to Housemarque or you’ve played some of our previous games, you might not know that we’re the oldest game studio in Finland, founded just months before our friends at Remedy, creators of the Alan Wake series. and Control.

The original story was published by PlayStation Blog on 28.03.2022 and can be found here.

10 Criminally Underrated Finnish Bands To Add To Your Reading List

Finland has been dubbed the “metal capital”. This great country is respected for the importance it places on musical education. The Finnish people are defined by their sisu, or “grain,” as well as their massive intelligence. So, it’s no surprise that Finland boasts the highest number of metal bands per capita of any nation. Yet it is the quality of Finnish music that really amazes us. We all know and love bands like Children of Bodom, Finntroll, HIM, Insomnia, Omnium Gatherum, ensiferand Amorphis. What sane human being could even glance at a bottle of vodka without feeling a nagging desire to “Korpiklaani “and chill”? ! Fear not: if you need to pray for forgiveness for your “vodka-fueled” misdeeds, the metal can also be your salvation. Thanks to the popularization of bands like the ones mentioned above, Metallimessu, or “Metal Mass,” became a phenomenon among Finns. Whether you like brutal, fire-breathing outfits like Azaghal or power metal titans like StratovariusFinland has something to suit every palette.

The original story was published by Metal Injection on 29.03.2022 and can be found here.

Finland’s path to the final disposal of nuclear waste

A look back at Posiva’s four-decade journey to applying for a mining license and building the world’s first deep geological repository

Posiva is an expert organization responsible for the final disposal of its owners’ spent nuclear fuel in Finland. Posiva oversees the R&D work for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel, as well as the construction and operation of the encapsulation plant and the storage depot.

Site studies to accommodate a deep geological repository, known as a “disposal facility”, were initiated in the 1980s by Teollisuuden Voima. In 1994, the Finnish Parliament passed a law prohibiting the export and import of spent nuclear fuel. Thus, the other nuclear power plant operator in Finland, Fortum, joined the disposal project and a company dedicated to the management of nuclear waste, Posiva Oy, was created.

The original story was published by Nuclear Engineering International on 31.03.2022 and can be found here.

The great Finnish family of Halonen | WATCHING PROSPECTS

The Devil’s fanbase saw double-digit growth earlier this week with the signing of a 23-year-old free agent Brian Halonen.

How? ‘Or’ What? Well, while the right-winger’s power play and offensive pop have caught the eye, his family background is just as remarkable: he’s one of 11 children of Jim and Carol Halonen.

In a quirk of modern technology, Halonen’s last name is often automatically corrected to “alone”, a sentiment he rarely felt growing up.

Who said Siri doesn’t have a sense of humor?

“It was awesome,” he said of his childhood. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world… whenever I wanted to do something, play sports, there was always someone to play with.”

Brian is the third oldest, one of seven boys and four girls. Halonen children are between 26 and 8 years old. Jim works for Honeywell and Carol operates an insurance brokerage.

“Each of them is special to me,” he said of his large family.

The original story was posted by the New Jersey Devils on 01.04.2022 and can be found here.

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