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Finnish logging HQ occupied

Feature story | 16 April, 2002 at 2:00

Yesterday Greenpeace activists began a five day protest at the state-owned Finnish Forest Park Services headquarters near the Finnish capital.

Finland forests

Feature story | 17 October, 2003 at 2:00

Time is running out for the old-growth forests of Finland. The vast majority of Finland's valuable old-growth is owned by the state and logged by the state-owned company Metsähallitus. Metsähallitus' logging practices include clearcutting,...

Temporary halt to logging of Finnish ancient forests

Feature story | 14 July, 2003 at 2:00

Metsahällitus, the Finnish state-owned forestry enterprise that is logging Finnish old growth forests, has agreed not to log in any of 476 areas of forest currently in dispute until urgent talks take place with environmental groups in Finland on...

Greenpeace activist scales coal ship off the coast of Helsinki

Press release | 1 November, 2015 at 12:13

Baltic Sea/Helsinki, 1 November 2015 – A Greenpeace activist has scaled the 155m long bulk carrier, Alppila, transporting coal to one of Finland’s most polluting power plants in central Helsinki. The coal ship and its climate-damaging cargo have...

Lapland : State of Conflict - How the Finnish government is abusing the forest rights...

Publication | 2 March, 2005 at 1:00

The Finnish State often claims that in the Inari municipality of northern Lapland, some 40% of forests have been formally protected and that therefore no new areas warrant protection. What they fail to mention is that these protected areas are...

Count on the nuclear industry to have strange things happen

Blog entry by Brian Blomme | 7 July, 2015 2 comments

It has been said often on the Nuclear Reaction blog but bears repeating: the nuclear industry really can't be trusted. A good case in point is the bizarre antics in Finland right now. On June 30th, Fennovoima, a Finnish...

VIDEO: Watch Greenpeace prank Finland's prime minister

Blog entry by Justin McKeating | 8 September, 2015 6 comments

See what happened when a Greenpeace activist turned himself into a representative of Russian nuclear company Rosatom and participated in a gala dinner with the Finnish prime minister. The Tsar Bomba our guy Dima speaks about...

Victory for Greenpeace and reindeer in Lapland

Feature story | 25 August, 2009 at 2:00

After seven years of Greenpeace pressure, government-owned logging company Metsähallitus has agreed to leave the tall trees of northern Lapland standing, and with them, the livelihood of the Sámi people.

Nuclear plant delayed

Feature story | 10 August, 2007 at 2:00

Designers of Finland's Olkiluoto 3 nuclear reactor knew as far back as 2001 that it must be able to withstand an airplane attack. That's what the Finnish public was promised when the construction license was issued. Yet today, the company...

Olkiluoto nuclear plant protest continues

Feature story | 30 May, 2007 at 2:00

On Monday, activists blockaded the entrance to the Olkiluoto nuclear plant construction site - briefly shutting down a project already massively over budget and plagued by more than one thousand reported breaches of safety standards.

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