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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

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Science Saturday Meteorite contains oldest material on Earth

Swiss researchers have helped determine that stardust from a meteorite is seven billion years old.

This content was published on January 18, 2020 3:26 PM

Climate crisis Should the Swiss National Bank invest in fossil fuels?

Environmentalists’ targets include not only private banks like Credit Suisse, but also the Swiss National Bank. 

Legal action Acquittal of climate activists to be appealed

A landmark Swiss district court decision that acquitted a group of climate activists is set to be reviewed following an appeal announced on Tuesday.

This content was published on January 15, 2020 11:49 AM

Climate crisis Why most Swiss buildings are environmentally inefficient

Buildings account for about a quarter of annual CO2 emissions in Switzerland. But progress has been slow to do more to save energy.

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

Lepus timidus Mountain hare

Also known as the Alpine hare, this animal is brown in summer and turns white in winter as a form of camouflage.

Contrasting plights Trout and wildcat given special status for 2020

The European Wildcat has been chosen by the Swiss wildlife conservation organisation Pro Natura as its Animal of Year in 2020. The Swiss Fisheries ...

This content was published on January 3, 2020 3:09 PM

Switzerland 2020 New disputes about foreigners

The debate about the boundaries between what’s Swiss and what’s foreign looks set to change in 2020.

Rhododendron ferrugineum Alpenrose

Not a rose but actually a rhododendron, this evergreen shrub grows just above the treeline in the Alps and the Jura.