- Half the time and cheaper.
A Chinese company has made an attractive offer to the Swedish Parliament to build a new, highspeed Swedish railway more quickly and cheaply than the Swedish Transportation Administration had planned.
- Mining project stopped.
The government has decided that the Ojnare forest on the Baltic Island of Gotland needs to be protected for its unique environmental values.
- Difficult to find buyers.
It's estimated that almost 75 percent of all the wool that's produced in Sweden is either burned or thrown away, mainly because Swedish sheep farmers are having trouble finding buyers, Swedish Television News reports.
- Tara Expeditions.
When one thinks about rich ecosystems that are vital for life on Earth, rainforests might first come to mind, but ocean plankton are just as important, according to the crew on the Tara, which recently docked in Stockholm.
- Purported to have better flavor.
A new program is underway to help Swedish beekeepers and educate consumers about why it is important to buy domestic honey.
- Listed as threatened species.
The bear hunting season starts today and up to 300 animals can be shot in Sweden until the end of the season on October 15th, but the hunt is stirring controversy, as bears were included this year in the red list for threatened species, public broadcaster SVT reports.
- Open fire prohibitions.
A warm and dry August has increased the forest fire risk in many of Sweden's regions, according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
- Could stop mining in the region.
Sweden's government could be close to a decision on the controversial Ojnare forest on the Baltic island of Gotland, as the Greens have reportedly convinced their Social Democratic coalition partners to grant the area the so-called Natura 2000 status, Swedish Radio News reports.
- Directly from Spring to Fall this year.
There was no Summer 2015 in Tarfala in the northern Swedish mountains. The Swedish weather service SMHI’s Sandra Andersson tells Swedish Radio News that meteorologically conditions have gone directly from Spring to Fall at the ski station, located near Kebnekaise, Sweden's highest mountain.
- Photos in lightboxes on pier in harbor.
The water crisis is a serious global problem. 650 million people in the world don't have access to clean water. Photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz's exhibit Water Stories puts a human face to these statistics and looks at the water crisis in the countries India, Pakistan and China.
- Reverse damage from timber industry.
Some 15 years ago, officials were alarmed by the rapid decline of wild salmon populations in the Vindel River but now it seems restoration work as paid off for the fishes.
- Appealed decision.
Locals hunters refuse to kill the wolf that has killed dozens of sheep in the area, despite getting the go-ahead by the county's Administrative Board. The hunters claim that killing just one wolf isn't enough, Swedish Radio News reports.