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Sweden, Once a Climate Leader, Axes Environment Ministry

Sweden, Once a Climate Leader, Axes Environment Ministry

Sweden has been considered a leader on climate issues, but that status is at risk with a new, right-wing government.  On Tuesday, the day he took office, the country’s Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson moved to jettison the Ministry of Environment. The country will still have a Minister of Climate and Environment but she will work […]

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    Sweden’s Highest Peak Shrinks in Arctic Heatwave

    Sweden’s Highest Peak Shrinks in Arctic Heatwave

    The southern tip of the Kebnekaise mountain is likely no longer Sweden’s highest peak as a heat wave in the Arctic circle bakes the region, researchers said. Between July 2 and July 31, “four meters of snow and ice have melted, an average of 14 cm per day,” Stockholm University Geography Professor and Head of […]

    World’s First Road That Recharges Vehicles While Driving Opens in Sweden

    World’s First Road That Recharges Vehicles While Driving Opens in Sweden

    Sweden inaugurated on Wednesday the first road of its kind that can recharge commercial and passenger car batteries while driving. The eRoadArlanda project consists of 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of electric rail installed on a public road outside Arlanda Airport. The innovation was funded by the Swedish Transport Administration and is part of the government’s […]

    How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

    How Algae Can Help Sweden Eliminate Carbon Emissions

    By Avery Friedman Algae is often considered a nuisance, but for Sweden, the rapidly growing sea plant is now an asset. As the Scandinavian country works to cut all of its greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, it’s using algae to sop up the carbon emissions from cement. Cement production, it turns out, is a major […]

    Swedish Government Belittles Trump With This All-Woman Photo

    Swedish Government Belittles Trump With This All-Woman Photo

    The Swedish government announced new climate change legislation Thursday that requires the country to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045, one of the most ambitious plans by any developed country. Swedish Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin posted a photograph on Twitter of her signing the bill surrounded by an all-female staff. Many people are […]