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‘Earth Overshoot Day’ The Swiss need three planets – in theory

Environmental activists calculate that Switzerland has already used up its share of natural resources for 2020.

Climate change Extreme winters in Switzerland are becoming more frequent

As coronavirus continues its devastation, it is easy to lose sight of the major crisis before the pandemic: climate change. We delve into the ...

Covid-19 and the climate Can coronavirus help the environment?

Less smog over China, clearer canals in Venice, better air quality in parts of Switzerland – how much is due to coronavirus measures?

Start-up in Kenya Swiss business takes on global waste

The recycling subscription service with a social mission Mr. Green has been a big hit with busy families and business in cities in Switzerland.

Climate and emissions Switzerland and EU link CO2 emissions trading schemes

Since January 1, Swiss companies have been participating in the European Union emissions trading scheme.

Climate crisis Should the Swiss National Bank invest in fossil fuels?

Environmentalists’ targets include not only private banks like Credit Suisse, but also the Swiss National Bank. 

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.

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 ...

Leibstadt Swiss nuclear power station restarted

The Leibstadt nuclear power station is being put back into operation after it was shut down on Saturday due to a technical fault. 

This content was published on December 31, 2019 11:04 AM