President Sommaruga criticised for environment focus at WEF

President Sommaruga criticised for environment focus at WEF

Jan. 24, 2020, 8:47 a.m.
The Swiss foreign minister, Ignazio Cassis, is defending the president Simonetta Sommaruga after she was criticized b...
Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Elections to Federal Council today - Greens fight for a seat

Dec. 11, 2019, 9:18 a.m.
Elections to the Federal Council take place today and the Greens will be fighting for a seat at the top table. Althou...
'Green Wave' continues in run-off elections

'Green Wave' continues in run-off elections

Nov. 25, 2019, 9:29 a.m.
The last run-off elections for the Swiss Senate have been completed and the Greens have managed to secure another sea...
Green parties disappoint at Senate elections

Green parties disappoint at Senate elections

Nov. 18, 2019, 10:22 a.m.
The Green Party, recently flushed with success from its parliamentary election results has failed to repeat the resul...
Extinction  Rebillion targer Geneva private jets

Extinction Rebillion targer Geneva private jets

Nov. 18, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
The environmental group Extinction Rebellion followed through on their threat to target Geneva airport – but fo...
Investing in public transport makes economic sense

Investing in public transport makes economic sense

Nov. 15, 2019, 10:31 a.m.
A study is showing it's worthwhile to invest in public transport. Researchers at the EPFL Transport Centre in Lau...
Micro-rubber means hundreds of tonnes of particles

Micro-rubber means hundreds of tonnes of particles

Nov. 15, 2019, 10:29 a.m.
Many of you would have changed your tyres by now – and if you haven’t, you may be wishing you had done.
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...
Flight shaming boosts train services

Flight shaming boosts train services

Oct. 4, 2019, 5:51 a.m.
Flight shaming is already having an impact on train services. More people are taking the train instead of short haul ...
Geneva airport sees busiest summer ever

Geneva airport sees busiest summer ever

Sept. 24, 2019, 9:35 a.m.
Despite environmental protests and calls for people to stop flying – Geneva airport had its busiest summer ever.
Tiger mosquitoes found in Schaffhausen

Tiger mosquitoes found in Schaffhausen

Sept. 13, 2019, 6:47 a.m.
Environmental protection officers are trying to eradicate a breakout of tiger mosquitoes in canton Schaffhausen.
Research bad news for glacier

Research bad news for glacier

Sept. 13, 2019, 6:45 a.m.
New research by the federal polytechnic, ETH Zurich makes grim reading for mountain lovers.
Clean Up Day - pick up your mess!

Clean Up Day - pick up your mess!

Sept. 13, 2019, 6:42 a.m.
Clean Up Day is this weekend – and already it looks like it will be the biggest event ever.
Paleo 2020 - new site and CO2 targets

Paleo 2020 - new site and CO2 targets

Sept. 12, 2019, 6:42 a.m.
Organizers of the Paleo music festival in Nyon say there’ll be some changes to the site for next summer’s...
Worries wolves are less fearful of humans

Worries wolves are less fearful of humans

Sept. 4, 2019, 6:46 a.m.
Farmers are becoming worried wolves are no longer fearful of humans after two goats were killed and eaten in the midd...
Water bottling plant scrapped

Water bottling plant scrapped

Sept. 4, 2019, 6:37 a.m.
The proposed mineral water plant in the French border town of Divonne-les-Bains has been scrapped.
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.
French water plant raises concerns in Bern

French water plant raises concerns in Bern

Sept. 3, 2019, 8:34 a.m.
Plans to open a mineral water bottling plant in the French border town of Divonne-les-Bains is now being discussed at...
Women killed by rockfall in canton Bern

Women killed by rockfall in canton Bern

Sept. 2, 2019, 8:43 a.m.
A woman has been killed in a rockfall near the Susten Pass in canton Bern. She was hiking with a male friend when she...
Swiss prices cause issues for youth climate change summit

Swiss prices cause issues for youth climate change summit

Aug. 8, 2019, 9:46 a.m.
Discord is breaking out at the youth climate change summit in Lausanne – and one of the biggest problems are ro...
CHF 80m to be spent on flood defences in Lausanne

CHF 80m to be spent on flood defences in Lausanne

July 10, 2019, 10:13 a.m.
Canton Vaud is to spend CHF 80m on a 2 km long tunnel to direct potential flood water away from vital areas of Lausanne.
More trees could be solution to climate change

More trees could be solution to climate change

July 5, 2019, 8:53 a.m.
A new report from the ETH Zurich federal polytechnic is causing a stir in environmental circles.
Residents of Pratteln warned of toxic fumes

Residents of Pratteln warned of toxic fumes

July 1, 2019, 10:21 a.m.
Residents in Pratteln in canton Basel-Country have been given the all clear to open their windows after smoke from ch...
Hundreds of trout die in river

Hundreds of trout die in river

July 1, 2019, 10:17 a.m.
Hundreds of trout have died in a river in canton Appenzell near Rödelbach. Investigators believe it’s due ...
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