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Pohjois-Savossa etsitään lähteitä ennallistamista varten

Lähteiden luonnontila on heikentynyt muun muassa ojitusten myötä.

Uhrilähteisiin heitettiin kolikoita ja neuloja – katso videolta, millaisen paikan uskottiin parantavan sairaita

Väitöstutkija John Björkman on saanut selville jo yli kolmenkymmenen muinaisen lähteen sijainnin.

Tällainen on pahanhajuinen lähde, jonka piti hoitaa kaikki vaivat – nyt sen vettä saa juoda vain omalla vastuulla

Pikkalan lähteestä pulppuaa hyvin rikkivety- ja rautapitoista vettä. Se oli pitkään unohduksissa, mutta nyt sinne pääsee jälleen.

Midsummer in the city: Sauna, mölkky and not many tourists

This year, Helsinki was not as empty as in Midsummers past.

Valtava turistibuumi tuottaa ongelmia Islannissa – mitä Lappi voisi siitä oppia?

Matkailijoiden tulva on ollut Islannissa niin nopea, että palveluita ja rakenteita on tehty ilman kunnon suunnitelmia.

Kummia kaikuja -radiokokonaisuudessa tutkitaan tuntematonta

Etsimessä haamuäänet, syntyvyyden lasku ja karkaava kuolema.

Few complaints as heat decimates Finland’s mosquitoes

There are unusually low numbers of mosquitoes throughout Finland this sweltering summer – and likely fewer than usual next year as well.

"Norppalive" seal cam returns to mesmerise viewers in Finland

Viewers who tuned in to WWF Finland’s Norppalive seal camera Tuesday morning were immediately rewarded with a peek at Finland’s rare Saimaa ringed seal.

Roads deteriorate: One in five receive state compensation for vehicle damage in Lapland

Over a thousand claims are filed each year in northern Finland for damage to cars caused by potholes and other road problems. Only 20 percent of claimants receive compensation from the state.

Pyhä lähde vai rahan lähde? – Sulaojan kiistelty vedenpullottamohanke on jälleen vireillä

Utsjoen Karigasniemen Sulaojan läheisyyteen ollaan jälleen suunnittelemassa vedenpullottamoa. Metsähallitus hylkäsi edellisen hakemuksen toukokuussa.

Iso huoli Köyliön Kankaanpäässä: Kuninkaanlähteen vedenpinta laskee

Virkamiehet eivät osaa sanoa, mistä vedenpinnan lasku johtuu.

Luonnontilainen lähde on harvinaisuus Etelä-Suomessa

Suomesta löytyy tuoreimpien karttatietojen mukaan yli 32 000 lähdettä. Kaikkia ei kuitenkaan edelleenkään ole karttoihin merkitty ja toisaalta lähteitä tuhoutuu ja katoaa jatkuvasti esimerkiksi vedenotossa tai metsien ojituksissa ja rakennustöissä.

NRK: Norway PM to consider offering mountain to Finland

Norway’s Prime Minister is to consider a proposal to give Finland the peak of a spur on Halti mountain in Lapland as a present to mark one hundred years of Finnish independence. The idea originated with a retired geographer and was then presented to the government by Kåfjord municipality where the peak is located.

Constant rain threatens potato crop in northwest

The northwest region of Northern Ostrobothnia has been plagued with continual rain now for weeks, and farmers in the region are starting to be concerned about their potato crop. The area is home to most of Finland’s annual potato harvest, and as the rain continues and water levels rise, the situation is looking grim.

Islanti-huuma iski: "Jos ne vielä voittaa, niin sitten alkaa tulivuoret paukahtaa"

Jalkapallon EM-kisamenestyksen myötä islantilaiset ovat uineet suomalaisten sydämiin. Kokeneet Islannin-kävijät kertovat, että piskuisessa saarivaltiossa asuu sitkeitä, itsevarmoja ja vieraanvaraisia ihmisiä.

Helsinki air quality has improved

Stricter provisions on sulphur emissions from shipping in the Baltic Sea that came into force at the beginning of 2015 have already made an impact on Helsinki's air quality, which is better now than it has been for years.

Inhimillinen tekijä: Kun vesi ehtyy, kuulumme kuolemalle

Vesi on yksi elämän tärkeimpiä edellytyksiä.

Marsin "kukkakaalit" merkki elämästä Maan ulkopuolella?

Marsin Gusevin kraatterista on löytynyt opaalimuodostelmia, jotka muistuttavat muun muassa Atacamassa ja Yellowstonessa löydettyjä.

MP bemoans lack of information on US military exercises

Veteran MP Erkki Tuomioja lamented in his blog on Saturday that parliamentary members have been left in the dark about US military manoeuvres planned in Finland this spring. He says MPs have had to read about the details in the media instead of being informed directly, something that has vexed members of the parliamentary defence and foreign affairs committees, who should have been consulted before the decision.

Lähteen silmä on veden ja maan kohtauspaikka – ja kurkistus myytteihin

Lähde on outo talvinen retkikohde. Vaikka tammikuun pakkanen paukkuisi 20 asteen vaiheilla, lähteen vesi lirisee iloisena ja virtaa menojaan lumiseen maisemaan. Lähde on ollut taika- ja uhrauspaikka, jääkaappi ja juomapaikka. Lähde on edelleen luonnossa pieni helmi ja aarre.

Defence Minister: Bill to allow overseas military ops to come next year

Defence Minister Jussi Niinistö said that new legislation allowing Finland to engage in military operations in another country will be tabled in Parliament next year. The minister said that the bill was originally due to come before MPs during the spring, but the timetable has been accelerated to the beginning of the year.

Marimekko reports losses in Q1, but sales numbers up

Finnish textile and clothing design company Marimekko said it made a loss of 1.3 million euros in its first quarter report for 2015. The company's CEO said the losses were "in line with expectations."

Japanissa pelätään tulivuorenpurkausta – osa kuumista lähteistä suljettiin Hakonessa

Japanissa Hakonen kaupungin turismista vastaavat viranomaiset ovat huolissaan lähteiden sulkemisesta.

Spring floods arrived early in the south

The Environment Institute says that the spring flooding peak was exceptionally early in southern Finland. Warm conditions and quicker snow melt in February and March are to blame—but the flooding itself was less severe than usual.

Saimaa seals start nesting season – Humans biggest threat to fragile population

Last year dozens of volunteers used shovels and snow cannons to build dens for Finland’s endangered Saimaa ringed seals in eastern Finland. This year, nature has been kinder to the seals and they will hopefully be able to make their dens in the existing natural snowdrifts. There are currently only about 300 Saimaa ringed seals left in the wild.

Study: Finland’s average temperature rising faster than average

A study from the University of Eastern Finland finds that Finland’s mean temperature has risen by more than two degrees Celsius in the past 166 years. Temperatures are rising here twice as fast as the global average.

Suomalainen huippu-urheilija asui viikon autossa jäätävässä kylmyydessä – ”Kun monta ukkoa nukkui vierekkäin, kyllä siinä lämpeni”

Suomen menestyksekkäimpiin lumilautailijoihin kuuluva Antti Autti, 29, on kahden vuoden ajan kuvannut kolmatta lumilautailuaiheista elokuvaansa. Se on toteutettu rinteiden ulkopuolella luonnon armoilla ja paikallisten ihmisten kanssa ympäri maailmaa.

Jokamiehenoikeuksia koetellaan Suomen suurimpiin kuuluvalla lähdealtaalla – sukeltajien pelätään sotkevan kotitalouksien juomavedet

Sen jälkeen, kun Hollolan Kiikunlähteellä kuvattiin keväällä ison budjetin luontoelokuvaa, matkailijoiden ja sukeltajien virta kohteeseen on kasvanut. Ongelmilta ei ole vältytty, sillä lähde sijaitsee yksityisten omistajien mailla.

Defence report slams 'unsustainable' funding gap

A parliamentary assessment group has concluded that Finland’s defence establishment needs additional financing if it is to rectify current shortcomings. According to the group’s chair, the current defence deficit will significantly weaken Finland’s defence capability before the decade is out.

Labour costs up in Finland and most of the EU

Statistics from the second April-June 2014 quarter show a rise in the price of labour in Finland, up 2.9 percent from the corresponding quarter in 2013. This rise mirrored increases in virtually every other European Union country, show new Eurostat numbers released on Tuesday.

Finnair to resume flights over Western Ukraine

National carrier Finnair has avoided the airspace over the Crimean peninsula and areas of Eastern Ukraine since spring. Finnair has avoided flying over Western Ukraine on its commercial flights for a little over a month

Oletko sinäkin mennyt halpaan? Tutkija: Kylpylöiden myyntikikat 1800-luvulta

Suomessa kylpylät elävät uutta tulemistaan. Historioitsijan mukaan erilaiset wellness-hoidot ovat samoja palveluita, mitä kylpylöissä on tarjottu aina. Suurin osa niistä kuului kylpylöiden tarjontaan jo 1800-luvulla.

Signs of spring: Record early opening for Näsijärvi shipping lane

The Näsijärvi shipping lane near Tampere was ice-free three days earlier than the previous early-melt record set in 2007.

Saimaa Canal reopens

As a sure sign of spring, icebreakers are breaking up the ice on the Saimaa Canal this weekend to open the waterway to cargo ships and boaters.

Poll shows support for military union with Sweden

More than half of Finns would support a military alliance with Sweden, according to a new opinion poll. Support was strongest among those over 50 and under 25-years-of-age.

Spring temperature record measured in the Åland Islands

A new record for warm spring temperatures was measured on Saturday, March 8 in Jomala, a municipality of the Åland Islands, when the Finnish Meteorological Institute gauged a temperature approaching ten degrees Celsius, some five degrees higher than the seasonal average.

Weather punter: Don’t break out the sunscreen next summer

Juhani Luoma, a weather prophet from Isokyrö in Ostrobothnia, western Finland, forecasts that 2014 will be a year of unstable weather with rapidly changing conditions. That instability will mean a fickle summer in which it’ll be difficult to pinpoint a period when it’s both hot and dry.

Building snow dens for the Saimaa seals

A project to construct man-made dens for the endangered Saimaa seal will continue after recently receiving EU funding for the next five years.

Kristina Cruises into administration—2,500 holidays cancelled

The Finnish shipping company Kristina Cruises has gone into administration and cancelled all cruises to the Canary Islands scheduled for the winter season.

50% of human-caused fires go unsolved

Arson remains rare, typically motivated by revenge.

Floods invade homes, cut off roads in western Finland

Spring rains arriving in western Finland Thursday have pushed up water levels in the Lapväärtinjoki 30 centimetres. Local officials say homes in Huittinen are already under water and roads are impassable in some areas.

Waters hit flood levels in western areas

Some roads are closed on Thursday in Ostrobothnia and south-west Finland as rivers continue to rise from the spring thaw. Floes of winter ice piling up in currents and creating natural dams are further increasing water levels.

It's official: Spring began April 2, says FMI

Late and potentially high spring floods are in the offing as heavy ice remains on rivers even in southernmost Finland. In Oulu, the sea ice is still strong enough to drive on.

Up to 28,000 grey seals in the Baltic

The grey seal population of the Baltic Sea has nearly tripled since the beginning of the 2000s. Their numbers along the Finnish coast, however, have remained steady for about the past seven years.

Bringing shipboard drinking under control

Police in Finland, Sweden and Estonia are working with ship lines operating passenger ferries serving the three countries to create tighter regulations on drinking and reduce violent behaviour onboard.

Venäläiset myöntävät Laukaanjoen fosforipäästöt

Fosforitin lannoitetehtaan omistava EuroChem syyttää päästöistä tulvia. Yhtiö kertoo padonneensa fosforipitoisia pintavesiä luonnonlampiin tehtaan läheisyyteen ja puhdistavansa vedet ennen kuin ne päätyvät Laukaanjokeen. Tehdas sijaitsee Suomenlahden etelärannikolla Kingiseppissä.

Northern Finland braces for record floods

The spring thaw is pushing rivers over their banks in North Ostrobothnia, with record levels expected this weekend.

Saimaa canal re-opens to shipping

The Saimaa Canal has opened to shipping for the spring. The icebreaker Protector began clearing a route from the Baltic Sea at 6am on Easter Monday and arrived at Lake Saimaa in the afternoon.

Unseasonal increase in river nutrient levels

Nutrient levels have increased in Finland’s rivers during December due to recent heavy rains and floods, reports Finland’s Environmental Administration (SYKE). Loads have increased in the province of Uusimaa where greater amounts nutrients have flowed into the sea than during spring floods.

Northern reservoirs at record low level

Water levels in some reservoirs in Finnish Lapland are at record low levels. Waters in the Lokka and Porttipahta reservoirs are about a meter and a half below the usual levels. Although summer rains have been normal so far, they have not made up for a shortfall seen last spring. Water levels in Lapland have not been this low since the 1980s.

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