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Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Climate crisis Why most Swiss buildings are environmentally inefficient

Buildings account for about a quarter of annual CO2 emissions in Switzerland. But progress has been slow to do more to save energy.

Jewish history A tale of passports, profiteers and escaping Nazi persecution

An exhibit in Basel is shining light on a little-known underground effort in Switzerland to help European Jews escape from Nazi-occupied territories.

Organ donation Swiss machine keeps human livers alive for a week

Zurich scientists have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and can keep them alive outside the body for one week.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 11:40 AM

Public health Overuse of sleeping pills among the elderly raises concerns

The consumption of sleeping pills among elderly people in Switzerland is worryingly high, especially among women, a new study concludes.

This content was published on January 13, 2020 10:40 AM

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.

Early education How a Swiss programme is teaching online privacy to children

Swiss data protection officials say young children should be taught about data security and privacy, before they use the internet.

Energy Vault Revolutionary idea to store green power for the grid

Stacking blocks of concrete with a crane to store energy and use the force of gravity to keep producing electricity when renewable sources are ...

Year in numbers 2019 in numbers: from lenient prison sentences to Santa school

Here’s a look back at some memorable statistics from swissinfo.ch stories over the past year, including the 20 candles on our birthday cake!

Leibstadt Technical problem shuts down Swiss nuclear power station

The Leibstadt nuclear power station in northern Switzerland has been disconnected from the power grid and shut down because of a technical fault. 

This content was published on December 28, 2019 5:49 PM