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The Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke) published the estimated size of the wolf population in Finland in March 2018. Next the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry will take a close look at all the relevant data and use this to prepare a new Decree of the Ministry for the hunting year 2018–2019. The process to...

On Friday 21 September, the President of the Republic and the Ministerial Committee on Foreign and Security Policy discussed issues relating to international crisis management. Finland will continue its active participation in international crisis management in line with the priorities set out in the Government Report...

The EU-funded CWPharma project has started to study active pharmaceutical ingredients in six river basins in order to get a better picture of the input pathways, emissions and environmental concentrations of pharmaceuticals in the Baltic Sea region. “We have already collected samples from six river basins and several...

Climate change impacts the Arctic regions more strongly than the other parts of the globe, and changes may also be so rapid that we fail to perceive them until they have happened. This is why in the Arctic the capacity to prepare for and adapt to the impacts of climate change is at least equally important as the...

Today, the Auvere Power Plant of Enefit Energiatootmine, a subsidiary of Eesti Energia, was opened in Ida-Viru County. The power plant, producing electricity from oil shale and renewable resources, is capable of covering more than a quarter of Estonia’s electricity consumption. According to Prime Minister Jüri Ratas,...

The number of the servants was not worth mentioning or impressive from the point of view of the contemporaries, but the number of the horses carried along. Today one travels by helicopter, for example, to stir up a lot of dust and to accentuate the importance of one’s own person, 500 years ago this dust was stirred up...

It was precisely regulated who received how much wine and in the what quality. This was also the case in Lübeck, as can be seen from the records of the Lübeck town council wine cellar master around 1504. Accordingly, a king should receive four ohms (each ohm equal to 145 litres) and on the following day another 16...

Why was the seating scheme so important? This has to do with the fact that decisions were not taken by majority vote, but were discussed until a compromise accepted by all parties had been found. This took place in such a way that after the first introductory words by the mayor of Lübeck, who normally led the...

In order to discuss the various items on the agenda, which were on the agenda for 1518, the meetings were held from 19 June to 14 July on all working days, including Saturdays. Presumably the meeting began at seven o’clock in the morning with a service in the Marienkirche, but perhaps also in the town hall. The meeting...

Millions of tons of old ammunition and poison gas grenades lie at the bottom of the North and Baltic Seas – dangerous relics of the two world wars. After all, the old munitions rust and release their toxic ingredients. Removal is dangerous, complex and expensive. This is why Fraunhofer researchers are working with...