Mining can have a notable environmental and social footprint both during the production phase and after the mine closure. We examined local stakeholders’ viewpoints on two post-mining areas in northern Finland, Hannukainen and Rautuvaara, using a public participation geographic information system (PPGIS) approach. Spatially explicit data on local residents’ and visitors’ values, knowledge needs, and future perspectives on mining landscapes were collected with an online map-based survey tool (Harava). The results show that post-mining sites were generally considered unpleasant places.
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Library ResourcePeer-reviewed publicationDecember, 2018Finland
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2009Finland
The biomass of forest vegetation expands in all EU countries. This review analyses the long-term development of forest vegetation and, thereby, the sequestration of carbon in forest biomass in the EU, country by country. The sequestration estimates and their uncertainties are assessed focusing on the period 1990-2006. The most recent estimates are compared with those for earlier times. A case study from Finland is presented, which helps understand the causal mechanisms affecting long-term sequestration of carbon in forest vegetation on a centennial scale.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2018Nepal, Benin, Nigeria, United States of America, Kenya, Luxembourg, Niger, Vietnam, Mali, Malawi, China, Tanzania, Norway, Ethiopia, Finland, Uganda, Thailand
Soil loss is a major threat to agricultural development in Malawi, and the size of the agricultural sector in the Malawian economy renders it a major limitation to the overall economic development of the country. Soil loss reduces cultivable soil depth, but also takes away fertile soils from farmlands. The net effect is a loss of agricultural productivity, increased expenditure on fertilizers, and a general decline in profitability of crop production.
Library ResourceLegislationJune, 2014Finland
An Act for the prevention of pollution, the conservation of a varied ecological system, for the promotion of involvement of the public in environmental protection and to provide for ecologically sustainable use of resources and the assessment of effects of economic activities on the environment.
Library ResourceJanuary, 1998Tanzania, Finland, Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa
Sets out to examine the question of aid provision. As part of a general study on Finnish aid, the main focus is on two projects in Zanzibar: Zanzibar Forestry Project (ZFP) and Zanzibar Integrated Lands and Environment Management (ZILEM) project. This study centres on initial research carried out in Dar es Salaam (documentary) and Unguja (documentary, observational and in-depth interviews). [author]
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2015Finland
CONTEXT: We studied the influence of human activities and climate change on water quantity and quality. Human activities included methods of agricultural policy, i.e. land use and management practices. OBJECTIVES: Finland started to follow EU’s agricultural policy in 1995. In this study our main objective was to find out whether the original targets of the Finnish Agri-Environmental Programme (FAEP) were achieved. METHODS: We analyzed trends in discharge, water quality and climate parameters in 37 years long time-series in two catchments.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2012Finland
Land improvements with long pay-back periods are often delayed on leased agricultural land. The delay in improvements has been found to result in land degradation, decreased land productivity and environmental problems. An important question is thus how landowners would respond to regulations and mandates concerning land improvements. Based on a Finnish landowner survey, we analysed landowner choices under certain land improvement regulations, using the currently dominant choice of leasing land for agricultural use as the benchmark.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 2014Finland
Here, we use a unique long‐term data set on total organic carbon (TOC) fluxes, its climatic drivers and effects of land management from a large boreal watershed in northern Finland. TOC and runoff have been monitored at several sites in the Simojoki watershed (3160� km²) since the early 1960s. Annual TOC fluxes have increased significantly together with increased inter‐annual variability. Acid deposition in the area has been low and has not significantly influenced losses of TOC.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1997Sweden, Germany, China, Zimbabwe, Australia, Canada, Republic of Korea, Finland, Uruguay, New Zealand, Nepal, Pakistan, Japan, Malaysia, Myanmar, India, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Asia
A description of the state India's forestry sector, its developments and future prospects. Major trends in environmental protection, wood production and forest policies are outlined and future forest product supply and demand is estimated.
Library ResourceJournal Articles & BooksDecember, 1948France, Honduras, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Chile, Guatemala, China, Bolivia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Finland, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Ecuador, Argentina, Paraguay, Mexico, Brazil, Canada
An international journal of forestry and forest industries
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