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Benchmark report Swiss luxury watches fail to meet environmental standards

The WWF has called on Swiss-based watch companies to take more responsibility for ecological and social impacts, notably the use of gold.

This content was published on December 19, 2018 10:11 AM

Environmental pollution Tonnes of plastic trash enter Lake Geneva every year

Every year around 50 tonnes of plastic end up in Lake Geneva, located between Switzerland and France, a new study has shown. 

This content was published on December 18, 2018 4:02 PM

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Environmental protection Parliamentarians reject proposal to tax plane tickets

The idea of introducing a climate tax on plane tickets in Switzerland has failed to win support.

Melting ice Glaciers in the Alps - before and after

Move the slider left and right to see how major glaciers in the Alps have dramatically changed over the past century.

Global warming Most Swiss think about CO2-generating lifestyles

A majority of the Swiss population feels that climate change is alarming enough to start questioning personal lifestyles, finds a survey.

This content was published on December 2, 2018 6:35 PM

Intangible heritage Managing avalanche risks wins UNESCO status

Switzerland and Austria have been awarded coveted Unesco intangible cultural heritage status for their management of avalanche risks.

Woodland health Third of Swiss forests in private hands

Around a third of Switzerland’s forests are privately owned, most of which is being actively managed to preserve the critical ecosystem for future ...

This content was published on November 28, 2018 9:24 AM