After intense negotiations Thursday night EU leaders agreed to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent of 1990 levels by the year 2030.
- Nations to lower emissions by 40 percent, not 50.
- Previous government's policy won through.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven lost a vote in parliament's EU affairs committee Wednesday, about which climate change targets he should push for in up-coming European Union negotiations, news agency TT reports.
- Would finance train tunnel construction.
The congestion charge for motorists in Gothenburg may remain in force, to pay for major construction projects, despite a public vote against the tax.
- Green leader promises long-term commitment.
Despite dicussions of a wide range of new taxes including on truck traffic and airflight, taxes which would have a direct impact on climate and environment account for little in the government's proposed package.
- (4:05 min)7 oktober kl 16:20
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.Your trash is our trash.
The world is paying this Scandinavian country to take its garbage, which means in real terms that Sweden is set to import about 1.5 million tonnes of the slimy stuff in 2014.
- Retiring employees will not be replaced
There are reports that one of Sweden’s ten remaining nuclear reactors may be closing down. On Friday Swedish Television News said Reactor 1 at the Oskarshamn nuclear power station would be phased out, a report denied by operator Eon.
- More rain in the forecast.
Heavy rains that soaked parts of western Sweden Wednesday night are subsiding but have left a trail of destruction in their wake, news agency TT reports.
- Summit on 23-24 October.
Despite earlier demands for Sweden to lead the fight against climate change, the red-green coalition government has no position climate change yet, ahead of a major EU summit.
- New proposals.
The Swedish Radiation Safety Authority may put stricter safety demands on Sweden's nuclear reactors, which could force some to close by 2020.
- No explanation so far.
Hundreds of dead seals have washed up on the shores of Sweden's west coast this year. "So far there are ten times more than during a normal year," Charlotta Moraeus, curator at the natural history museum told the news agency TT.
- No decision to shut reactors this parliament.
The new government will not propose to shut two nuclear reactors during this term of office, Swedish Radio News reports, but some may have to close as they are not likely to be replaced by new ones.
- 1 oktober kl 15:15
Colony of cormorants massarced off Sweden's eastern coast
Two island colonies of the long-necked cormorants were slaughtered and their habitat utterly destoryed this summer. Now, police are looking for those responsible but have few leads to go on. Reporter: Frank Radosevich.Breeding grounds targeted.
Hundreds of cormorant chicks may have been killed in an attack on two islands close to the Swedish town of Gävle.
- Northern Sweden hard hit by weather.
High winds in northern Sweden knocked out power to thousands of households on Saturday and blocked roads with downed trees and branches.
- Class 1 warning for three northern counties.
The Swedish weather service SMHI has issued its lowest warning for the north of the country where high winds are expected to sweep through on Saturday.