Sweden's opposition centre-right Alliance said on Tuesday that it puts "results" ahead of "symbolic actions" when it comes to fighting climate change.
- General election.
- Climate change.
High levels of toxic blue-green algae, which has thrived in this summer's extreme hot weather, is making it more difficult to secure clean drinking water.
- Reform package.
As general elections approach, the Green party, the junior partner in the government, said on Friday that it wants to spend SEK 50 billion on climate policies in a reform package over the next four years with the goal of a completely fossil-fuel free Sweden by 2030.
- 1 av 2Malin Kyllesjö2 av 2First in Sweden.
Many have been working in Sweden this summer to put out the wildfires that have burned around the country. Among the volunteers are two dogs, especially trained to find embers after the main fire has been put out.
The summer’s hot weather has reduced Sweden’s highest mountaintop to second place.
- 1 av 2Environment.
The Liberal Party are against lowering tax on diesel for farmers. This puts them at odds with their partners in the Alliance opposition, the Centre and the Moderate Party.
- Some DON'T like it hot.
Here in Sweden, it's been HOT, at least depending on your frame of reference, as Radio Sweden found out from people Wednesday morning, in the heart of Stockholm.
- 400,000 liters of oil onboard.
The freighter that ran aground outside of Västervik a little over a week ago, is not leaking oil at the moment, but according to news agency TT, this morning divers discovered such bad damage to the hull that the shipping company wants the freighter to be towed to the Oskarshamn harbor right away, and the Coast Guard has agreed.
- "Makassar Highway".
The freighter that ran aground outside of Västervik a little over a week ago, is not leaking oil at the moment, but according to news agency TT, this morning divers discovered such bad damage to the hull that the shipping company wants the freighter to be towed to the Oskarshamn harbor right away.
The unusually warm weather is causing the Baltic Sea's algae to grow even more, causing some beaches along Sweden's east coast to look like they're' filled with a kind of green soup.
- The future of food?
Have LED lights now got so cheap and so efficient that it makes economic and environmental sense to grow herbs, salads and vegetables underground, just metres from the supermarkets and restaurants that sell them? Several companies in Stockholm are betting that it does.
The fires raging across Sweden are in line with what scientists expect, as more greenhouse gases are emitted and the climate gets warmer, says Dr Kimberly Nicholas at Lund University.
- 1 av 2Fire in Ljusdal.2 av 2Burning in all regions.
Italian water bombing planes arrived on Wednesday, as emergency services are working nonstop to try to control the fires, with the worst affected areas being Gävleborg, Jämtland, Dalarna, and Hälsingland.
With the temperature in Stockholm hitting 32C on Tuesday, hotter than Rome, many Swedes are heading to the bathing spots that dot the country, including in the capital city itself.