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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.

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.

Switzerland-China comparison Why current air pollution limits only tackle half the problem

A comparison of air samples from Switzerland and China suggests that setting pollution restrictions based on particle size alone may not be enough.

Hot construction How not to build your house for hot summers

Air conditioning is not very common in Swiss buildings or houses, but soon could be if hot summers like this one become the norm.