Twice as many reindeer have been killed on the roads in northern Sweden this month compared to the same period last year. And one of the main factors is climate change, according to the Swedish Sami Association.
People living in the arctic towns of Kiruna and Malmberget say their homes have been damaged by earthquakes caused by nearby mining, but the company has not paid compensation to any claimants in the last five years.
A cross-party energy deal has been reached between Sweden’s 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.
Sweden’s largest icebreaker will be plowing through the frozen waters of the eastern Arctic Ocean later this summer in part to help a Canadian research team map the limits of their nation’s continental shelf.