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Biodiversity Swiss highland grasslands are in decline

A study of meadows and pastures has shown that those at higher elevations are in worse condition than they were 20 years ago.

This content was published on October 21, 2019 3:17 PM

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following william england What iconic Swiss spots looked like 150 years ago

William England's Alpine pictures, made using an innovative photographic technique, were a resounding success. Today, they're being re-created.

elections Young people and poorer people don’t vote, says report

About 20% of eligible Swiss never vote. They include the younger age group and people on lower incomes.

This content was published on October 13, 2019 3:32 PM

Centenary When a Swiss won a Nobel Prize for literature

The 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature went to Austrian writer Peter Handke. One hundred years ago it was Swiss poet Carl Spitteler who won the award.

Social media Facebook to double numbers in Zurich office

Facebook wants to double the number of employees at its Zurich office, which currently employs 80 people, according to the regional head of the ...

This content was published on September 24, 2019 2:08 PM

“Two-speed” society Report warns of rising wealth inequality in Switzerland

Swiss households are becoming wealthier, but inequalities are increasing between the rich and poor, the Swiss Tax Administration warns.

This content was published on September 24, 2019 12:25 PM

Animal protection Switzerland bans shredding of male chicks 

Parliament has voted to outlaw the shredding of living baby chickens considered useless for egg production.