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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

Hive of activity Breeding bees in Swiss valleys

Swiss photographer and beekeeper Marc Latzel has documented a special type of bee that thrives among the Alps.

Methane emissions Swiss start-ups hope to slow climate change with cow burps

Could changing what cows eat help keep the planet from warming? Several Swiss companies say they have found solutions.

Late winter Record May snowfall in some parts of Switzerland

Areas of Switzerland saw record snowfall for the month of May overnight from Saturday into Sunday. Most snow fell in the central and eastern ...

This content was published on May 5, 2019 11:31 AM

Low season, high up After the crowds leave: when you’re alone in the Alps

What’s it like to be in the mountains when the last skiers have gone home and summer hikers have yet to arrive?

Caspar Wolf Swiss Alps painter gets his own museum

First his art spurred on tourism. Then it helped glaciologists document climate change. Now it has a permanent home in a unique museum.

Spring snow Wintry weather brings avalanche risk

Fresh snowfall - two weeks into spring - has been causing traffic disruption has and brought warnings of a high avalanche danger for some regions.

This content was published on April 5, 2019 10:21 AM

Photography What does Swiss security look like?

Switzerland is one of the world's safest countries. But who should be protected from what, and what does this protection look like?

Climate strikes Saving the planet and saving UBS – which is the emergency?

Young people are going on strike across Switzerland, demanding that the government declare a state of climate emergency.

Swiss initiative Could geo-engineering help reverse climate change?

Technologies that block solar radiation or remove CO2 could help tackle global warming. Switzerland is hoping the global community will explore them.