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Natural hazards An Alpine village on the frontline of climate change

Guttannen is a small and rustic village up in the Swiss Alps that exudes serenity. But this tranquil idyll is threatened by an unstable mountain.

Twenty years ago The Swissair flight 111 crash: causes and consequences

Twenty years on, swissinfo.ch looks back at the worst accident in Swiss civil aviation history and the consequences for airline safety and Swissair. 

Natural disasters Floods: images of the past help prepare for the future

A University of Bern research project aims to reinforce collective memory of floods by inviting citizens to submit their images.

Picking up the pieces Life goes on a year after Bondo’s deadly mudslide

A year after rock fall in an eastern Swiss village caused a devastating mudslide, the mountain that unleashed the avalanche is moving again.

Disaster Swiss react to Genoa bridge collapse

The Swiss president, Alain Berset, has sent his condolences to the victims of the bridge that collapsed in the Italian city of Genoa.

Alpine guides This profession calls for you to put your life at risk

When a fatal accident happens in the mountains, many question the judgement of the guide. swissinfo.ch speaks to one about how to keep safe.