- Hunts can go ahead for now.
The Supreme Administrative Court has decided to look into whether wolf hunt opponents can appeal against the controversial hunts to a court.
- Trying to cash in metals in waste.
Illegal exports of waste from Europe, including Sweden, is drastically rising. About half of it heading to West Africa.
- Only wolves increasing.
The number of bears, wolverines and lynx has fallen in Sweden, reversing a previous trend.
The plans to start new nuclear programmes in Sweden seem to have come to a halt as the roughly 50 Swedes who have worked for years to prepare for new nuclear power programmes have gotten other assignments, Swedish Radio News reports.
- More snow due tomorrow.
The on-going wolf hunt in Värmland has been paused due to the weather and the lack of new snow.
- (6:46 min)14 januari kl 19:02
2015 marks the 25th anniversary of the sinking of Greenpeace's first Rainbow Warrior ship off the coast of New Zeeland. 16 January is the premiere performance at Viktor Rydberg High School in Stockholm of a newly-written musical called Rainbow Warrior. Radio Sweden's Ryan Tebo went down to the Maxim Theater to talk with the cast and crew earlier this week, while they were embroiled in the last few days' rehearsals.Stockholm.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the sinking of Greenpeace's first Rainbow Warrior ship off the coast of New Zealand. A new musical makes a nod to the ship just premiered at Viktor Rydberg High School in Stockholm. The story of the Rainbow Warrior musical begins with a present-day punk rocker who, 20 years after the ship goes down, has an apocalyptic dream. Radio Sweden's Ryan Tebo went down to the Maxim Theater to talk with the cast and crew recently during the last few days' rehearsals.
- Sweden needs "sustainable wolf policy".
The debate around Sweden’s wolf hunt is counterproductive and a permanent Wolf Committee should conduct dialogues between the government and affected groups, former Environmental Protection Agency heads argue.
- But fishermen complain of damage from seals.
Harbor seals are making a comeback. According to the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, the number of harbor seals in the Kalmar Strait, between the mainland and the island of Öland, has increased by nearly 9 percent a year over the past decade.
- (1:43 min)16 januari kl 17:01
First wolves killed in this year's wolf hunt
A Swedish court decided yesterday to allow a controversial wolf-hunt in the counties of Värmland and Örebro, and the first animals have already been killed, as George Wood reports.16 animals left on the hitlist.
The first wolves have been killed in this year's wolf hunt, following a decision by a Swedish appeals court yesterday to allow the cull. Eight wolves were killed on Friday, while the legal process continues in efforts to stop the hunt.
- A total of 36 animals will be killed.
The administrative court of appeal in Gothenburg has decided to lift a ban on two licenced wolf hunts issued by a lower court in Karlstad.
- (4:16 min)9 januari kl 14:50
Huge influx of sea water pushes into Baltic
The past few weeks the largest amount of salt water in over 20 years has flowed into the Baltic Sea from the North Sea. The Baltic Sea is known for its brackish water and for having areas on the sea floor with so little oxygen that living organisms have had a hard time surviving. So what does this inflow of oxygen-rich salt water mean for the Baltic Sea`s ecosystem? Radio Sweden put the question to German marine expert Dr. Günther Nausch, whose team of scientists has followed the inflow closely.Could have a large impact on dead seabed.
The past few weeks have seen the largest amount of salt water for decades flow into the Baltic Sea from the North Sea.
- Only 1 of 3 reactors online.
The Oskarshamn 3 nuclear reactor suffered an unscheduled close-down Sunday morning. The exact problem is unknown, but the Oskarhamns nuclear station’s head of information Anders Östberg tells SVT the fault is in a turbine valve.
- Lower pollution levels.
The Swedish capital has passed EU air quality standards for the first time, thanks in part to a ban on spike tires.