Swedish soil is more furtile. Researchers believe this is because of more horses in country, reports Swedish Radio P4 Jönköping.
- More horses than in decades.
The mild winter means record amounts of the hated Spanish slug crawling around Swedish gardens, and the poison used against them has sold out everywhere in Sweden.
- Get resource to those who need them most.
Schools and the environment were on the top of the agenda in last night's Almedalen speech from the Green Party's Gustav Fridolin. Foremost in the co-party leader's speech was a push for schools to be more equal.
- Former Green Party MEP speaks to Radio Sweden.
Chairman of the Committee on European Affairs, Carl Schlyter of the Green Party, tells Radio Sweden about his life as a politician, and why he chose to become one in the first place. Talking to us from Almedalen, he claims one of the biggest revelations in his life came to him during his time as a student in Brazil.
- Harder to find buyer for coal plant.
The Swedish government’s hopes to sell off the German coal plants of the state-owned power company Vattenfall may have suffered a set-back.
- 30 degrees three days in a row.
The Swedish weather service SMHI has issued a class 1 warning for the Baltic coast and inland from Stockholm south to Kalmar, because of expected very high temperatures. Temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius or more are forecast from Thursday to Sunday.
- Half as good as normal.
A chilly spring and early summer is expecting to cause the worst honey harvest in Sweden in recent years.
- Household items behind the problem.
The Baltic has long been called one of the world's most polluted seas and researchers on hand at Almedalen Week are hoping to convince people that cleaning up the water starts at home.
- Effort to curb wastage.
In an effort to reduce food wastage, a Swedish supermarket chain will begin to sell "ugly" fruits and vegetables at a discount.
- Few choose religion.
A new survey of cancer patients suggests that in times of crisis many Swedes find solace in "naturen," which translates roughly to "nature" in English, but which also carries connotations of the countryside here.
- More bugs after rainy spring.
The government will give an extra SEK 5 million to fight mosquitos in the lower Dalälven. The area of central Sweden is reputed to be the country's buggiest.
- Bankruptcy, toxic wastes, permit violations.
Northland Resources was a iron ore mining company that had high hopes for its operation outside the town of Pajala in the far north, close to the Finnish border. But when ore prices nose-dived, the company went under.
- Test results this evening.
The municipality of Kristianstad has received at least 300 reports of upset stomachs, and in some cases of vomiting and diarrhea, from what is suspected to be contaminated tap water. The municipality says they expect test results for the water by 8 PM.