Sweden is having another winter without much of the white stuff, but local councils are taking the matter in their own hands. Over the past five years they have paid over SEK 200 million to create snow for local ski tracks and slopes.
Radio Sweden's coverage of the climate change issue.
- Climate change.
- 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.
- Sweden's government is telling local municipalities to start housing newly arrived immigrants... Or else.
- County official says preparation needed.
Southeast Sweden is affected by dwindling water supplies after a warm, dry summer. On the Baltic island of Öland, farmers with several hundred animals are without water.
- Brown coal demonstration.
Four activists were arrested, two on suspicion of attacking guards, outside the Rosenbad government building in Sweden. Witnesses say they were part of a demonstration against the planned sale of brown coal mines in Germany.
- Society for Nature Conservation's energy expert explains why this is a win for environmentalists(7:19 min) (7:19 min)Five-party agreement.
A cross-party energy deal has been reached between the government and three opposition parties. Sweden will have 100 percent renewable energy by 2040, but there is not yet a deadline for the phase out of nuclear power.
- 2016 Meat guide.
The Swedish branch of the World Wildlife Fund released its second annual meat guide on Monday, in an effort to nudge consumers toward making more environmentally sustainable choices in their diets.
- Exhibition in Stockholm.
Clear, trout-swollen brooks and stark pine forests might seem to make Sweden an attractive destination for sport fishermen. But don't forget scores of fish-mincing hydropower turbines, one environmentalist wants to tell anglers.
A swarm of beekeepers are gathering in Malmö for the fourth annual European Beecome congress, which began Friday and extends through the weekend, to discuss many topics, including major concerns within the world of honeybees.
The Swedish business sector hopes that the UN climate agreement could give a boost to Swedish companies.
- Coming in January.
Max, a Swedish fast-food chain, will roll out five new vegetarian menu options early next year in an effort to promote a more climate-friendly meal to customers.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Not enough.
Minister for the Environment Åsa Romson joined EU environmental ministers in Brussels today ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris this December.