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Pongo tapanuliensis New orangutan species discovered

A team of around 40 researchers, including two from the University of Zurich, have identified a new species of orangutan.

Scientific impact Swiss climate researcher wins coveted prize

Switzerland's top science prize has been awarded to environmental researcher, Thomas Stocker, for his work in demonstrating the reality of climate ...

Environmental benefits Demand collapses for supermarket plastic bags

The decision by Switzerland’s main supermarkets to charge CHF0.05 ($0.05) per plastic bag has led to demand plummeting by around 80%.