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The creation of the Vuoksi River preceded a significant cultural shift

28.8.2014

The creation of the Vuoksi River and the subsequent rapid decrease in the water level of Lake Saimaa approximately 6,000 years ago revealed thousands of square kilometres of new, fertile land in eastern Finland.

Testing

11.4.2014

Testing

The forestry sector needs to do more to ensure the future of the flying squirrel

7.1.2013

Current instructions on retaining a few trees in clear-cut areas do not go far enough to protect the breeding or resting habitat of the flying squirrel.

Finnish botanist discovers new banana in Vietnam

20.12.2012

Sea captain and self-taught botanist Markku Häkkinen has studied wild bananas for nearly 30 years. Now he has found the new species to science.

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