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Environment Swiss fuel-related CO2 emissions remained stable in 2018

Despite an increase in the use of biofuels and electric vehicles, fuel-related carbon dioxide emissions remained unchanged in 2018 in the country.

This content was published on July 16, 2019 2:39 PM

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Klöntalersee Ice cream by boat on a picturesque Swiss lake

André van Sprundel is a successful businessman with an unusual hobby. He is the only person in the country who sells ice cream to bathers by boat.

Collapsing demand Swiss Alpine holiday home market fragments under pressure

The market for holiday homes in the Swiss Alps has divided into the haves and have nots with only the most expensive regions recording growth, ...

This content was published on May 23, 2019 2:53 PM

beetles, squirrels and palms How Switzerland is battling invasive species

Switzerland has waged war on invasive species. The fight is starting to bear fruit, but private citizens have to lend a hand.

Submerged When the ‘flood of the century’ crippled Switzerland

When the “flood of the century” coursed through Switzerland 20 years ago, lakes and rivers overflowed and left a terrible mess in their wake. ...

Hydroengineering Tunnelling through a glacier keeps villages from flooding

A glacial lake in Switzerland has been filling with meltwater, endangering the residents of the valley.

Hunt for tourists The outcome of variable ski pass prices

By booking early on the Upper Engadin mountain railways, you get a discount, and the price per day varies depending on visitor numbers. This is a ...

Fire fighters Graubunden gears up for more forest fires

The canton of Graubunden in southeastern Switzerland is investing around CHF20 million in forest fire prevention. The network of water tanks is to ...

Bovine battle These are the rules of Swiss cow fighting

The fiery Hérens cow breed is a symbol for the Swiss canton of Valais, where bovine fights have become a traditional spring attraction.