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 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
The United Nations has criticised Sweden's mining policy saying the nation should give greater support to the Sami people who are often affected by mining projects, Radio Sami news reports.
Läs mer UN report critical of Sami treatment
Newspapers that planned to carry a European Trophy ice hockey game between Sweden’s Luleå Hockey and the Czech team HV Plzen Saturday night suffered a denial of service attack that made it impossible for users to log-in.
The game was supposed to be carried live on the newspapers’ websites. The newspapers that were affected were Norrbottens-Kuriren, Piteå-tidning and NSD.
Luleå won the group final game 1-0.
The weather service says up to 50 mm of rain may fall in Gävleborg, Västernorrland, and Jämtland counties Saturday night, and has issued a class 1 warning.
Just after 5:30 PM Saturday night, the last train left Kiruna’s railroad station. Traffic resumed immediately from a temporary station that is expected to be in service for several years.
The plan is to build a new Kiruna station, although the exact location is still uncertain. The local map is being transformed as the town center is being moved, to make room for an expansion of the mine that is the economic foundation of the community.
Read more Last departure from old Kiruna station
A student accommodation in Luleå in northern Sweden was destroyed by fire in the early hours of Saturday morning. Three people have been taken to the hospital for examination, but no injuries are reported.
Read more Fire in Luleå student housing
Eight Swedish environmentalist were arrested at a refinery in Denmark yesterday as they tried to unfurl banners protesting against Arctic oil exploration.
The group, from Greenpeace Sweden, were joined by Danish activists clad in polar bear costumes and climbed on top of an oil silo at a Shell refinery in Fredericia in western Denmark.
Read more Swedes arrested in Danish Shell refinery protest