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Heatwaves Swiss glaciers shrink by 10% in five years

Glacier melt rates reached record levels during the summer heatwaves of 2019. This led to another year of major losses of ice volume.

This content was published on October 15, 2019 10:41 AM

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Natural disasters Rocks on mountain trails

The shrinking of the glacier has resulted in rocks falling on the mountain trail which leads up to the Lauteraar mountain hut, at 2,9392 metres ...

Environment What we can learn from glacier-surfing turtles

Climber Dan Moore draws an unexpected analogy to explain how very alive glaciers are. It’s a poignant reminder of what we are in danger of losing. 

SERIES ON SWISS GLACIERS: 2,000 – 3,000 METRES As glaciers shrink, are the Alps more dangerous?

Melting of the glaciers means more risk of landslides and flooding. Yet it is also opening up new opportunities for Alpine tourism. 

Climate strikes Switzerland’s Greta is called Marie-Claire

Student Marie-Claire Graf initiated climate strikes in Switzerland and took part in the first youth climate summit in New York.

Great outdoors What you need to know about hiking in Switzerland

Autumn — often described as “golden” in Switzerland — is great for hiking. With 65,000km of marked hiking trails, there are routes for everyone.

‘Final Countdown’ Parliament disrupted by climate protestors

Several dozen activists have interrupted a debate in the Swiss House of Representatives, unfurling a banner and singing a song of resistance. 

This content was published on September 19, 2019 10:19 AM

Climate crisis Switzerland to become climate neutral by 2050, says government

Switzerland should become climate neutral by 2050, the Swiss government has declared. It has tightened its target based on new IPCC findings.

This content was published on August 28, 2019 3:46 PM

Swiss glaciers series: 3,000 – 4,500 metres Glaciers and the changing landscape in the Alps

The Swiss are going to enormous lengths to protect their shrinking glaciers from further erosion.

Weather Heavy rains hammer Switzerland, disrupt traffic

Heavy rains have been hammering Switzerland since Sunday triggering evacuations and the temporary shutdown of a key highway and a number of rail ...

This content was published on June 11, 2019 8:18 AM