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.
Graub√ľnden to help deer and wild goats with food

Graub√ľnden 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.
Three under investigation on federal bribery charges

Three under investigation on federal bribery charges

Dec. 11, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Three people are under federal investigation for alleged bribery. One works for the Federal Roads Office and the othe...
Swiss believe climate change is real

Swiss believe climate change is real

Nov. 30, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
The Swiss believe climate change is real and that we are responsible for it. Also, many people believe it is a greate...
Geneva Green Party pushes for solar expansion

Geneva Green Party pushes for solar expansion

Nov. 29, 2017, 6:41 a.m.
The Geneva Green Party is pushing for the canton to boost its solar energy production.
Study shows Swiss environment may be in trouble

Study shows Swiss environment may be in trouble

Nov. 28, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
The state of the environment in Switzerland may not be as rosy as we all think.
Methane emissions from lakes higher than previously thought

Methane emissions from lakes higher than previously thought

Nov. 22, 2017, 6:14 a.m.
Naturally occurring methane from lakes seems to be far higher than previously thought.
Major geothermal project starts in Geneva

Major geothermal project starts in Geneva

Nov. 17, 2017, 5:47 a.m.
A major geothermal project has kicked off in Geneva. The canton hopes the new power source will cut the use of heatin...
Bee keepers celebrating bumper harvest

Bee keepers celebrating bumper harvest

Nov. 3, 2017, 6:48 a.m.
The hot summer will be very good news for honey lovers. The weather was highly advantageous for bees as when it raine...
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