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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

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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

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?