Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Surge in Traffic Causes Environmental Problems in Helsinki

High traffic levels have led to a deterioration of the environment in Helsinki. According to Finland's Environmental Administration, the main environmental problems are the worsening of air quality, noise pollution, and an increase in carbon emissions caused by traffic.The review examined expert views on the current and future situation of the environment in the capital.A surge in the number of commuters and the increased use of cars have resulted in heavy traffic, particularly on the outskirts of the capital. Meanwhile, one-third of Helsinki residents live in a region disrupted by the noise of traffic.

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