The shrimp commonly fished along the Swedish west coast is a threatened species according to a new report by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
- Government has favoured hands-off approach.
The National Audit office says the Swedish government is not living up to its responsibility as owner of major international energy firm Vattenfall, and has allowed the firm to keep polluting.
- Reproduction of queen bees reduced by 85 percent.
Swedish researchers think they may have found the reason bees have been dying at an alarming rate around the world. Writing in the journal Nature Wednesday, they say they have found evidence that bees are harmed by chemicals known as neonicotinoids.
- Controlled from another airport.
Aviation history was made in the north-east of Sweden, Tuesday lunchtime, when a Saab 2000 aeroplane touched down on the runway at the world's first operational remote controlled airport.
- New numbers from Environmental Protection Agency.
Swedish toxic emissions decreasedin 2011 and 2012, but private consumption affecting emissions has increased over the last 20 years. Primarily when it comes to international flights and food consumption.
- 8 kg of clothing thrown out each year.
On Saturday, a conservation group encouraged Swedes to give their unwanted garments a new life by not throwing them away but exchanging them at clothing swaps set up across the country.
- From Cuba to Russia to Sweden and back.
Remember that old expression, "See you later, alligator. After a while, crocodile..."?
- Garbage carried by currents.
The west coast of Sweden is one of Europe's most littered places, claims The Keep Sweden Tidy Foundation in its annual report.
- Troubling report from human excrement released from Kaliningrad.
There’s a new ecological concern about the troubled Baltic Sea. A report says there’s a threat now from substances found in ordinary items from the bathroom shelf.
- Cannot meet emissions targets.
State-owned energy company Vattenfall wants to sell-off its brown (lignite) coal operations in Germany to meet climate change goals, its chairman told a parliamentary constitution committee on Thursday.
- Haga Initiative wants to raise carbon emission taxes.
A number of major corporations are calling for higher taxes on carbon dioxide emissions and more ambitious climate goals than the red-green government. They’re part of a network called the Haga Initiative.
- "Didn't see it as a problem".
After several swans died from lead poisoning within a short period of time in central Stockholm, the government is now looking into implementing a nationwide ban on all lead sinkers, commonly used when sport fishing.
- Won't face any punishment.
Local officials with Norrbotten county have called out five of the area's largest Sami villages for failing to report hundreds of killed elk - or moose, as they are known in North America - during last year's hunt.
- Bio-fuel taxes to go up, too.
The Swedish government's decision to raise petrol taxes in 2016 could be a toothless measure for reaching the country's climate targets, critics say.