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2009-01-13 15:48:30

The Gulf of Finland is under threat from increasing traffic, the risk of oil spills, fishing and eutrophication. The assessment and prevention of these risks require more effective measures than at present. The Finnish-coordinated project of the joint Baltic Sea Research Program is seeking out ways of managing risks and creating a new model to support environmental decision-making. The model that is under development could be used in the assessment of the pros and cons of different...

2006-12-15 06:00:23

By Hinrichsen, Don The Baltic Sea has a history of vital commercial importance to northern Europe and a rich tradition as a principal recreation region for the nine countries that border it. Now, with pollution having destroyed most of its plant and animal life, its survival is in serious doubt unless Scandinavian-led rescue efforts succeed. (ProQuest Information and Learning: ... denotes text missing in the original.) THE BALTIC SEA, WHICH LINKS NORTHERN EUROPE WITH Scandinavia, is a...


Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.