High levels of mosquito larvae in eastern Sweden has sparked a massive effort to combat the bugs before they hatch, Swedish Radio reports.
- Helicopters spraying pesticides.
- Meat guide.
A new consumer guide published by the Swedish branch of the World Wildlife Fund aims to make people more aware of how what they eat impacts the environment.
- Today is National Park Day.
May 24 is National Park Day in Sweden, honoring the day 102 years ago when Parliament established this country’s first nine national parks. To mark the occasion Sunday, the Environmental Protection Agency named five new areas that it wants to be protected as national parks.
- Farmers say they need credit guarantees now.
In an effort to increase the profitability of Swedish dairy farmers, the government presented a broad plan of action on Friday.
- IMO meeting.
Only one out of the 33 cruise ship companies will guarantee that they take care of the waste in a way that will not result in eutrophication and algal blooming, according to a new survey by WWF.
- Deal with Norway.
Researchers and solar power advocates criticise the government's plans to introduce a tax on renewable energies, Swedish Radio News reports.
- More difficult to find nutrition.
Increasingly mild winters could mean that the bumblebee population will become even smaller in the future, according to a recent study from the Åbo Akademi University.
- Seventeen percent increase in 2014.
With more and more people choosing the bicycle as a mode of transport, sales are still on the rise, but quality standards need to be maintained and that's what lies behind the "bicycle's day", being celebrated today.
- How to make being green profitable.
How can the corporate world strive for energy efficiency and a minimal impact on the climate?
- Sichuan Bush Warbler.
An international team of scientists, led by a professor from the Swedish Species Information Center, have discovered a species of bird in central China, which they have named Sichuan Bush Warbler, according to the center's website.
- Mild winter, cold spring.
The chilly spring is causing big problems for Sweden's strawberry farmers. Nightly frosts are a nightmare. "It's unusually tough for us this year," strawberry grower Anna Wilén tells news agency TT.
- "We put the apples a little bit in a coma."
These days, you can still buy Swedish apples in the shops in the end of April, something that was impossible just a few years ago.
Radio Sweden speaks to John Loijen, an advisor to the membership company Äppelriket, with over 90 apple farmers in southern Sweden. Reporter: Ulla Engberg.
The shrimp commonly fished along the Swedish west coast is a threatened species according to a new report by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.
- Government has favoured hands-off approach.
The National Audit office says the Swedish government is not living up to its responsibility as owner of major international energy firm Vattenfall, and has allowed the firm to keep polluting.