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'Smile for the future' Lausanne environment activists call for action on global warming

An international summit of young climate activists has called for concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This content was published on August 9, 2019 4:28 PM

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UN report Why countries like Switzerland are being urged to eat less meat

The latest UN climate report recommends sustainable food habits to preserve the land and limit climate change. Switzerland is no exception.

Climate summit Greta Thunberg responds to her critics in Lausanne

The sixteen-year-old has dismissed claims that she is being manipulated, saying people should concentrate on the climate crisis rather than her. 

By the numbers How climate change affects Switzerland

On average, Switzerland is about 1.9° Celsius hotter now than in 1864. Where and by how much have temperatures most drastically changed?

Unsustainability Natural resources depleted for 2019

If everyone lived like the Swiss we would need about three planets to cover the demand for natural resources.

This content was published on July 28, 2019 2:52 PM

Appeal Climate protestors take their case to court

Environmental activists have announced they will challenge in court their summary punishments for blocking access to Swiss banks last week.

This content was published on July 19, 2019 3:10 PM

Sleepers Swiss night trains: past, present and future

The Swiss Federal Railways is discussing re-investing in sleeper trains, reacting to a public increasingly sceptical of flying short distances.

#WorldEnvironmentDay2019 What difference can a can make?

We’ve crunched a few numbers showing how a small country like Switzerland can have a big impact when it comes to things like cans and cigarette butts.

Energy Ranking finds Switzerland lagging on wind power

In a comparison of European solar and wind power generation, Switzerland ranks near the bottom.

This content was published on May 29, 2019 11:09 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.

Submerged When the ‘flood of the century’ crippled Switzerland

When the “flood of the century” coursed through Switzerland 20 years ago, lakes and rivers overflowed and left a terrible mess in their wake. ...

Overshoot day WWF: Switzerland’s 2019 natural resource quota already used up

Switzerland has exhausted all the natural resources at its disposal for 2019, according to the World Wildlife Fund.

This content was published on May 7, 2019 11:01 AM

Water shortage Amid shortages, can Switzerland stay Europe’s ‘water tower’?

Switzerland is known as the "water tower" of Europe. Yet some municipalities are being forced to introduce drastic measures as water supplies dwindle.

Does my beak look big in this? Storks opt for easy life, not long flights

Last year there were over 70 young storks in Uznach, canton St Gallen in north east Switzerland. Tourists and the local stork association are ...