Canton Jura declares forest emergency

Canton Jura declares forest emergency

Sept. 3, 2019, 8:39 a.m.
Canton Jura says it’s facing a forest emergency. More than 200,000 cubic meters of trees are dying.
Mystery plagues Valais forest

Mystery plagues Valais forest

July 16, 2019, 9:51 a.m.
A village in Valais is asking for federal help as a major part of a local forest seems to be dying - and no one knows...
2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

2018 drought damaged Swiss forests

July 12, 2019, 11:02 a.m.
Last year’s extended heatwave damaged forests in Switzerland. 
Switzerland to become less snowy by 2050

Switzerland to become less snowy by 2050

Nov. 14, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
A new report says by the middle of the century, Switzerland will be drier, hotter and less snowy.
Rain and snow to end drought this weekend

Rain and snow to end drought this weekend

Oct. 26, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Winter will arrive sharply this weekend.
Drought causes farmers to slaughter cows early

Drought causes farmers to slaughter cows early

Oct. 23, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Farmers are being forced to slaughter their cows early as the drought means there is not enough food for them.
Autumn drought warning troubles experts

Autumn drought warning troubles experts

Oct. 18, 2018, 9:16 a.m.
In a move that’s unheard of at this time of year – some communes have issued a drought warning and are ur...
This summer driest on record - and more to come

This summer driest on record - and more to come

Aug. 23, 2018, 9:05 a.m.
Although colder weather is expected tomorrow with rain, this summer is the driest and one of the hottest since record...
Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Fribourg lakes to be out of bounds as army airlifts water to mountain pastures

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:37 a.m.
Boating, fishing and swimming have been temporarily banned at two lakes in the canton of Fribourg as the army takes w...
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...
Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Farmers to receive heatwave help from Swiss Government

Aug. 7, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
Farmers who have been badly affected by the current drought are to receive help from the Swiss Government, after it a...
Driest summer in Switzerland since 1921

Driest summer in Switzerland since 1921

July 26, 2018, 9:25 a.m.
As high temperatures continue to bake the country, it’s been confirmed that this summer is the driest on record...
Further warning of forest fires and water shortages

Further warning of forest fires and water shortages

July 25, 2018, 9:32 a.m.
As the heatwave continues, St. Gallen has become the latest canton to ban making fires in or near forests.
Fire bans continue as fish populations moved from struggling rivers

Fire bans continue as fish populations moved from struggling rivers

July 19, 2018, 9:18 a.m.
As the dry spell continues, people are being reminded not to make fires near forests.
Thunderstorms not enough to raise water levels

Thunderstorms not enough to raise water levels

July 18, 2018, 9:02 a.m.
Water levels remain low in many Swiss rivers
Water restrictions being triggered

Water restrictions being triggered

July 13, 2018, 7:48 a.m.
The dry weather is beginning to trigger water conservation plans. From today, canton Thurgau is limiting the amount o...
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