A cull of 24 wolves will be allowed from 2nd January 2017, after a court decision, which ends a series of appeals by environmental groups.
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- Overturns decision from Värmland court.
- Pets in distress.
A rising number of dog owners choose to take their dogs to a calm place instead of giving sedatives during the fireworks on New Year’s Eve.
- Stockholm's Stadsmission.
A charity for the homeless is collecting unwanted holiday presents, and one of those involved tells Radio Sweden what kinds of gifts Swedes have been passing on.
The former zoological head of Sweden's largest wildlife park has been found guilty of manslaughter and the park's owners subject to a fine after a zoo keeper was mauled to death by a pack of wolves in their enclosure in 2012.
- 53.4 million tons.
Sweden's carbon emissions are still declining but at a slower pace, according to annual statistics from the Environment Protection Agency.
- Nobel Week Dialogue.
The future of food is the topic of this year's Nobel Week Dialogue. Radio Sweden spoke to food waste campaigner Tristram Stuart about the scale and impact of food waste.
- Dark year.
The number of accidents on Sweden's roads involving wildlife has reached a record level this year and will pass 50,000 by the end of 2016.
- Keep birds indoors.
Sweden has raised its alert level for poultry to the second highest after an outbreak of bird flu in neighbouring Denmark.
- New president.
Sweden’s Minister for Climate, Isabella Lövin, said the EU will take a more prominent role when it comes to climate change in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as US president.
International lawyer Polly Higgins is in Stockholm to continue her fight for a law to make ecocide a crime.
- Living Planet report.
Swedes are consuming at such a high rate that they need four earths to sustain them, not one. WWF's Living Planet report reveals overconsumption as one of several human activities that has impacted planetary wildlife.
- Cod thriving.
The EU's decision to include the Öresund Strait in its tougher restrictive catch quotas on cod in the Baltic Sea has upset the Swedish National Anglers Association which says the popular recreational fishing waters should be left free of interference from Brussels.
- Global warming.
The government is abandoning its former stance to await the rest of the EU before ratifying the Paris climate agreement.
- 1 av 7Some people believe that new drinking fountain models can cut down on the problem of people littering in the basins. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden2 av 7This out-of-function drinking fountain in Stockholm has become a de facto trash can. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden3 av 7Karl Lindahl poses by a public drinking fountain at Nybroplan in Stockholm. He would like to see more public drinking fountains installed. Photo: Brett Ascarelli / Radio Sweden.4 av 7After receiving a "medborgarförslag" or proposal from a citizen to install public drinking fountains, the municipality of Örnsköldsvik, in the north of Sweden, has slated this square as the site for one of them. They expect to have it in place this August. Photo: Tommy Westin.6 av 7Free water.
Public drinking fountains seem to be gaining ground again, giving urban denizens more options for quenching their thirst free of charge. But considering the country's experience in the past, are people ready for them?
- In some municipalities.
Black trash bags are to be banned at several recycling centers around Sweden.