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Fatality Man dies from injuries after Stoos chairlift accident

A 40-year-old man from canton Zurich, who was seriously injured in a chairlift accident last Thursday, died in hospital on Wednesday.

This content was published on February 13, 2020 11:20 AM

Landscapes and flora The lost world of Swiss Alpine biodiversity

An illustrated volume containing some of the first colour images of Swiss landscapes traces the beginnings of research into ecosystems. 

Schwyz mountains  Four seriously injured in chairlift and cable collision

Four people were seriously injured when a chairlift plunged to the ground in central Switzerland after cable collision, say canton Schwyz police.  

This content was published on February 7, 2020 11:56 AM

Shrinking glaciers Warming Swiss rivers threaten fish stocks

Swiss rivers are warming as the volume of glacial meltwater decreases, according to a study. Researchers warn that the phenomenon is threatening ...

This content was published on January 31, 2020 10:06 AM

Nature  Red-backed shrike is bird of the year

The red-backed shrike has been voted Bird of the Year 2020 by nature conservation group BirdLife Switzerland. 

This content was published on January 30, 2020 10:25 AM

Air quality Dirty car ban extended in Geneva

Geneva authorities have extended to Monday a ban on dirty vehicles because of a smog alert, under a pioneering new scheme of coloured car stickers.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 12:38 PM

Demonstrations Police stop anti-WEF protesters from joining up

Some 100 anti-WEF protesters have been demonstrating in Davos, but several hundred more who walked for three days have been unable to join up.

This content was published on January 21, 2020 2:56 PM

Better safe than sorry Most ski accidents happen just before lunch 

Some 76,000 people are injured on Swiss ski slopes each year, and most accidents happen around midday, says the accident prevention body.

This content was published on January 21, 2020 11:35 AM

Young athletes Winter Youth Olympics set to start in Lausanne

On your marks, get set, go! The 2020 Winter Youth Olympic Games start Thursday, and this time it’s happening in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This content was published on January 8, 2020 2:26 PM

Recycling Plastic bottle recycling gets easier in Switzerland 

The Swiss PET Recycling association set up 3,000 new collection points last year, taking the total number to over 53,000 across the country. 

This content was published on January 7, 2020 3:42 PM