Government crackdown on trucks passing through Alps

Government crackdown on trucks passing through Alps

Nov. 14, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
The government is to use a carrot and stick approach to get more trucks to use the train link through the Alps and no...
Government may reverse decision to stop coffee stockpiling

Government may reverse decision to stop coffee stockpiling

Nov. 12, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
Switzerland is reconsidering its decision to stop stockpiling coffee in case of an emergency.
Strong earthquake could be on the way

Strong earthquake could be on the way

Nov. 7, 2019, 9:56 a.m.
The Swiss Seismological Service is warning a strong earthquake could be on the way.
Four people die in the Alps over weekend

Four people die in the Alps over weekend

Aug. 5, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
It’s been a deadly weekend in the mountains. 
Swiss Alps inspire Theresa May to go carbon neutral

Swiss Alps inspire Theresa May to go carbon neutral

June 20, 2019, 9:40 a.m.
The move by the outgoing British Prime Minister Theresa May to make the UK carbon neutral by 2050 was inspired by her...
British motorist caught speeding in unofficial Alps race

British motorist caught speeding in unofficial Alps race

June 17, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
A British motorist is facing hefty fines after being caught driving at 158 kph in an 80 zone.
Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

Transalpine goods traffic comes under pressure

May 20, 2019, 5:31 a.m.
Measures have been announced to speed up the transfer of goods traffic from Swiss roads to rail.
German skiers killed in Valais avalanche

German skiers killed in Valais avalanche

April 29, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Four skiers have been killed in an avalanche in the Alps on Friday.
Alpine glaciers could be gone by 2100

Alpine glaciers could be gone by 2100

April 9, 2019, 6:46 a.m.
In just 80 years all the glaciers in the Alps could be gone. That’s according to research by the University of ...
Spanish hikers rescued from avalanche

Spanish hikers rescued from avalanche

Dec. 11, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
Two Spanish hikers had to be rescued after sudden snow trapped them on the mountains near Sörenburg in canton Lu...
Glaciers shrinking after warmest summer season ever

Glaciers shrinking after warmest summer season ever

Oct. 17, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
The long hot summer may have been good news for sun worshippers – but it’s been bad news for the country&...
End of heatwave marked by snow

End of heatwave marked by snow

Aug. 27, 2018, 8:26 a.m.
Temperatures across the country were down over the weekend as the heatwave relented.
Swiss cattle too heavy, too big and too greedy, says breeders’ association

Swiss cattle too heavy, too big and too greedy, says breeders’ association

Aug. 14, 2018, 9:44 a.m.
Swiss cows need to be smaller, lighter and not so greedy, according to a breeders’ association, which says that...
Charity steps in to help Alpine farmers get water to their cattle

Charity steps in to help Alpine farmers get water to their cattle

Aug. 8, 2018, 9:31 a.m.
A charity has offered CHF 500,000 to help Alpine farmers transport water to their cows in mountain pastures as the dr...
Alpine horn festival in Valais declared a great success

Alpine horn festival in Valais declared a great success

July 23, 2018, 9:10 a.m.
The Nendaz Horn festival has grown into a popular event for Swiss nationals and international horn enthusiasts. 
Access to Mont Blanc restricted over safety fears

Access to Mont Blanc restricted over safety fears

July 16, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Overcrowding and safety risks have led French authorities to restrict access to the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest...
Man dies in Engleberg after falling 150m.

Man dies in Engleberg after falling 150m.

June 27, 2018, 6:15 a.m.
A 51 year old climber has died in the Alps. The man fell 150 meters while in Engleberg in canton Obwalden.
SWISS passengers get free tour of Alps

SWISS passengers get free tour of Alps

Oct. 17, 2017, 6:37 a.m.
Passengers on a Swiss International Airlines flight were actually pleased to be delayed on arriving at Zurich airport...
Property prices in Alps fall

Property prices in Alps fall

June 13, 2017, 7:22 a.m.
It’s getting cheaper to own a second home in the Swiss Alps.
Four Swiss skiers die in Austrian Alps avalanche

Four Swiss skiers die in Austrian Alps avalanche

March 16, 2017, 5:58 a.m.
Four Swiss men have been killed when an avalanche swept away a ski group in the Austrian Alps.
Swiss extreme skier Jeremie Heitz skis 15 favourite peaks for new film

Swiss extreme skier Jeremie Heitz skis 15 favourite peaks for new film

Oct. 21, 2016, 11:34 a.m.
Swiss extreme skier Jeremie Heitz's has teamed up with Red Bull to ski 15 of his dream peaks for a new film out this ...
Dead wingsuit flyer still unidentified

Dead wingsuit flyer still unidentified

Oct. 3, 2016, 8:14 a.m.
A man who was found dead in the canton of Berne on Friday, following what is thought to have been a wingsuit flying a...
33 tourists rescued after spending night trapped above French Alps

33 tourists rescued after spending night trapped above French Alps

Sept. 9, 2016, 1:49 p.m.
Over 100 people have been rescued after being stranded in cable cars above the high above the French Alps. 33 dern...
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