Swiss businessman to donate a billion dollars to conservation

Swiss businessman to donate a billion dollars to conservation

Nov. 1, 2018, 9:13 a.m.
A Swiss billionaire is to donate a billion dollars to expand the amount of protected land and ocean on the planet in ...
Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Fish poisoned in Fribourg river

Oct. 1, 2018, 8:25 a.m.
Over 300 fish were killed after a man released a poisonous cleaning agent into a stream in canton Fribourg.
There is less snow in Switzerland

There is less snow in Switzerland

Sept. 13, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
What many winter sports fans will suspect has been confirmed by research – there is less snow now than there wa...
Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Bern issues permits to build e-car charging points

Sept. 12, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
The federal government is issuing permits to companies who want to place electric car charging points at small autoro...
Lakeside town needs to save water

Lakeside town needs to save water

Sept. 11, 2018, 6:25 a.m.
The commune of Sursee in canton Lucerne is pleading with the people to save water.
Environmental activists stage protest against Switzerland’s climate policy

Environmental activists stage protest against Switzerland’s climate policy

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:49 a.m.
The environmental organisation Greenpeace is calling on the government to review its climate policy. 
Switzerland bans two Audi models over anti-pollution control

Switzerland bans two Audi models over anti-pollution control

Aug. 9, 2018, 9:42 a.m.
The new Audi A6 and A7 3.0-litre diesel cars have been refused permission to drive on Swiss roads due to manipulation...
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...
Bern opens country's biggest bike rental system

Bern opens country's biggest bike rental system

June 29, 2018, 6:46 a.m.
The largest bike rental system in Switzerland started yesterday.  The city of Bern has 700 bikes available to th...
Neuchatel sticks to straw ban despite legal uncertainty

Neuchatel sticks to straw ban despite legal uncertainty

June 28, 2018, 6:47 a.m.
The city of Neuchatel is sticking to its plans to ban plastic drinking straws – despite legal opinion suggestin...
Migros to review plastic packaging after protests

Migros to review plastic packaging after protests

June 4, 2018, 6:16 a.m.
The Swiss retail giant Migros says it will review how it packages products after a series of protests against plastic...
Government looks to boost electric car ownership

Government looks to boost electric car ownership

May 30, 2018, 6:02 a.m.
Switzerland is examining how it can promote the use of electric cars.
Foresters work to clear dead wood

Foresters work to clear dead wood

April 25, 2018, 8:41 a.m.
The winter storms have left a legacy which threatens forests in the country. The two storms brought down around a mil...
Zurich PR stunt angers nature lovers

Zurich PR stunt angers nature lovers

April 23, 2018, 6:53 a.m.
What was meant to be a PR stunt highlighting the importance of maintaining the beauty of nature has backfired on cant...
Switzerland has mountains!

Switzerland has mountains!

April 20, 2018, 6:07 a.m.
Switzerland has mountains! You may think that’s obvious – but it seems to have to a surprise to engineers...
Lake Geneva polluted by plastics

Lake Geneva polluted by plastics

April 17, 2018, 7:02 a.m.
A study of Lake Geneva shows the waters are suffering from the same problem as many of the oceans – plastic pol...
Geneva to expand solar power

Geneva to expand solar power

March 14, 2018, 6:42 a.m.
Canton Geneva is planning to expand its solar power generation by using roofs on schools, prisons and other governmen...
Littering fines vary across the country

Littering fines vary across the country

Feb. 6, 2018, 5:48 a.m.
Littering fines vary widely across the country. A move two years ago to bring in a flat rate fine for making a mess w...
Car buyers shun diesel

Car buyers shun diesel

Feb. 2, 2018, 7:13 a.m.
Diesel is falling out of fashion in Switzerland – although not cars.
Graubünden to help deer and wild goats with food

Graubünden to help deer and wild goats with food

Jan. 26, 2018, 7:05 a.m.
Wildlife authorities in Graubünden are to help the resident herds of deer and wild goats.
Clean-up volunteers warn about plastic waste

Clean-up volunteers warn about plastic waste

Jan. 23, 2018, 6:27 a.m.
Volunteers collected almost 80,000 items of litter from Swiss lakes and rivers in the last six months of last year &n...
Awards given to smart street lights and electric bus

Awards given to smart street lights and electric bus

Jan. 12, 2018, 6:41 a.m.
The Federal Office of Energy has awarded prizes to several ideas designed to save power.
Swiss trains to get cooler

Swiss trains to get cooler

Jan. 9, 2018, 7:03 a.m.
If you feel chilly on the train today – it may not be you coming down with a cold, but because the temperature ...
Environmentalists slam Heli-biking plan

Environmentalists slam Heli-biking plan

Dec. 19, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Environmentalists are up in arms following a decision by canton Valais to allow Heli-biking from this summer.
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