In The News: Reindeer In Sweden Are Running Out Of Food

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In the News

In The News: Reindeer In Sweden Are Running Out Of Food

Editor’s Note: This has been a heck of a Swedish news week. We didn’t include them here, but check out Greta Thunberg’s big Time news and the passing of Roxette singer Marie Fredriksson if you haven’t already.

The Associated Press featured an important story about Niila Inga, a Sami reindeer herder. Inga is responsible for 8,000 reindeer in Kiruna, Sweden, but thanks to climate change and unpredictable weather conditions, his herd has scattered. In one direction, the herd faces predators and avalanches. In another direction, they face a scarcity of food.

According to the article, an early snow was followed by a rain that froze, which has trapped food under a thick layer of ice – preventing the reindeer from getting to it.

Climate change is on Santa’s naughty list.

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Swedish Museum Opens in NYC

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Noble Nobel Affair

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