Eye on the Arctic is an international partnership between media organizations across the Arctic region, led by Radio Canada International. As rapid climate change focuses international attention on the polar regions, Eye on the Arctic seeks to bring together media from all circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of communities and people directly affected by climate change.
Eye on the Arctic is an international partnership between media organizations across the Arctic region, led by Radio Canada International.
As rapid climate change focuses international attention on the polar regions, Eye on the Arctic seeks to bring together media from all circumpolar countries to better tell the stories of communities and people directly affected by climate change.
Radio Sweden is contributing regular news reports and features on Arctic issues relevant to Sweden, which are broadcast on the daily programme and shared via the Eye on the Arctic website .
A study on mice suggests that Sweden's popular lingonberries might help balance the harmful effects of fatty food.
Researchers at Lund University gave mice either low-fat or high-fat food. And some got various berries on the side, including the so-called "super berry" açaí, from Brazil. But it was Sweden's own lingonberry that surprised the scientists, when its effect was strongest by far.
Some traditional Swedish dishes involve fatty foods like bacon eaten together with the sour, red, lingonberries.
Read more Lingonberries have fat-fighting effect on mice
The northern Swedish city of Umeå is one of the European Union's two Cities of Culture for 2014. And artists there will be using the chilly location to best effect, including a snow castle, and an artist shut inside an ice-room for two days.
Read more Man to sit in "ice cube" for Umeå art project
After two months in prison in Russia, Greenpeace-activist Dima Litvinov has returned to Sweden. "It's a fantastic feeling to be outside Russia. The fist knotted inside my stomach has let go," he says.
But the anger over why he and the other activists were imprisoned in the first place, has not gone away. "They owe me an apology," he said in an interview with Radio Sweden.
Read more Greenpeace Swede says Russia should apologise
Two men were killed in a collision on the E10 motorway near Gällivare, in the far north.
Read more Motorway closed after fatal crash
Many trains heading north have been cancelled in preparation for yet another winter storm that is expected to hit northern Sweden Thursday evening, Swedish Radio News reports.
Read more Trains cancelled as north braces for new storm
People granted refugee status are supposed to be housed by the local municipality, but in the northern county of Västerbotten only one council has lived up to its promise.
Read more Northern councils fail to house refugees
A 13-year-old lone asylum seeker has died after fighting with another boy.
The incident happened in state housing for children who come to Sweden alone, in the far northern town of Korpilombolo.
Read more Lone asylum seeker dies after fight
Two people were found dead on Thursday afternoon, after an industrial accident at a coke-oven plant in the northern city of Luleå. They had been missing for about two hours. The accident has prompted renewed calls for better safety training involving subcontactors.
Plant owner SSAB called it a tragic accident. "It is with great sadness that we report that the accident occurred in our area and it's very tragic that something like this can ever happen. Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues," says SSAB's communications director Maria Långberg. However, the metal workers union, IF Metall, is critical.
Read more Two killed by coal tar spill at coke oven plant
The Migration Minister Tobias Billström bought shares in a troubled mining company just before a state-linked rescue plan saved it. Now the authorities are looking into whether insider trading took place.
Läs mer "No comment" on whether minister is a suspect
Twenty-eight Greenpeace activists, including a Swede, as well as two freelance photojournalists are being held in Murmansk. More than a dozen of them have been charged with piracy so far, which carries a maximum 15 years in prison. The activists on board the Arctic sunrise were protesting last month against the drilling for oil in the Russian Arctic when they were seized after two members of Greenpeace boarded a Gazprom oil rig. Radio Sweden interviewed the head of Greenpeace Sweden, Annika Jacobson, to find out more about Dima Litvinov, the Swedish activist whose been charged with piracy.
A Swede is among four Greenpeace activists charged with piracy, reports news agency TT.
Läs mer Russia charges Swedish activist with piracy
The hitherto nameless mountain range along the Swedish-Norwegian border has received a name. From now on it will be called “Nordryggen” or “Northern backbone”, at least by Norwegians.
The range stretches 1300 kilometers from Aster and Rogaland in the south to the province of Finnmark in the north, writes the Norwegian news agency NTB.
Read more It's official: the "Nordryggen" mountain range
The European Commission is to review the Swedish government’s proposed legislation on wolves and other predators. The controversial proposal says biological diversity could be maintained if there were between 170 and 270 wolves in Sweden.
That compares to around 400 animals in Sweden and Norway today, according to Swedish Television News. The commission has threatened to take Sweden to the European Court of Justice over previous plans to cull wolves here.
Read more European Commission to review wolf legislation
Sweden’s national space centre may have a future as Europe’s first satellite launch station.
More than a thousand research rockets and stratospheric balloons have been launched from the Esrange Space Centre outside Kiruna since it opened in 1966. It’s also a control centre for the Galileo Positioning System, the European Union’s version of GPS.
Read more Esrange sets sights on satellite launches
An overwhelming majority has voted in favour of keeping local health services open in two northern Swedish districts hit by depopulation.
But despite nearly 90 percent voting ‘yes’ in the local referendum the low turnout of 30 percent may lead to the vote being ignored by the county council.
Read more Northern county votes to keep health services