Sixty-four children from over twenty countries are currently meeting in Sweden to discuss how to combat climate change. Their goal is to agree on a list of demands that will then be presented to world leaders at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris next week.
- Ages 9-12.
- Wind speeds of up to 55 mph.
About 4,500 households in southern Sweden are without power Sunday morning after the autumn's first storm, Freja, swept across the south Saturday night.
- Campaign to reduce food waste.
Just in time for Halloween Swedes can now buy a cloven beet, five-legged parsnip, mottled cucumber, or a siamese carrot for a 25 percent discount at one local grocer.
- Sweden optimistic.
The final round of official pre-Paris climate negotiations take place in Bonn next week with countries, including Sweden, still working on untangling some of the unresolved problems that could hinder an historic UN Climate agreement.
- Pilot project.
A mobile "pop-up" recycling centre of the future, where people can discard, replace or fix their belongings in one place near their homes, is being tested in Stockholm.
- Helping to protect genetic diversity in Swedish wolves.
The Swedish Environmental Protection Agency is launching a program to analyse the DNA of wolves in Finland and Russia, in hopes of maintaining the genetic diversity of Sweden’s wolf population.
- New wolf breeding with Swedish pack every 5 years.
A new report commissioned by the Swedish Environmental Protection Agency says Sweden needs at least 300 wolves to maintain a healthy population. But it also adds that new blood is needed for the pack.
- Behind the scenes at Arlanda Airport.
Stockholm's Arlanda Airport is Sweden's largest workplace with 17,000 employees. It is also the fastest growing airport in the Nordics, with over 22 million passengers last year. Radio Sweden meets one person who helps both passengers and employees - airport chaplain Unni Franck.
- 19 feared dead.
After a night of violent storms and flooding in the French Riviera, which emergency services said had left at least 19 people dead, several Swedes testified about the pandemonium they had witnessed during the night.
- The "alternative" Nobels.
The fight against nuclear weapons in the Pacific, the rights of the Inuit of the Arctic, emergency health care in war zones and LGBTQ-rights in Africa were rewarded on Thursday morning as the 2015 Right Livelihood awards were announced in Stockholm.
- More information for Swedish drivers.
The Swedish government is calling Volkswagen's Swedish subsidiary and the national transport agency to a meeting to learn more about how the company's illegal emission-control software affects Swedish car owners.
- Total lunar eclipse at 4:47 a.m.
Stargazers in Sweden will be treated to a rare sight early Monday with a total lunar eclipse of a so-called supermoon.
- Staffan Lindberg.
Back in 2007, professional musician Staffan Lindberg decided to go on a diet. But his new regime doesn't have him watching his weight but rather his carbon footprint.
- Simulates climate at destinations.
A Climate Portal, which gives air travellers the chance to physically experience a destination, anywhere in the world, in real time, before they go on holiday, is proving a hit at Stockholm's Arlanda Airport.
- Critics say operations should be phased out, not sold.
The state-owned energy company Vattenfall has announced that it will sell off its brown (lignite) coal operations in Germany in order to meet climate-change goals.