Pumping water from rivers and streams banned in canton of Vaud

Pumping water from rivers and streams banned in canton of Vaud

July 21, 2017, 7:05 a.m.
High temperatures and a distinct lack of rain have led to authorities in the canton of Vaud announcing a ban on pumpi...
Aldi to extend drinks carton recycling to French-speaking Switzerland

Aldi to extend drinks carton recycling to French-speaking Switzerland

July 19, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
The Aldi supermarket has announced that it is to extend its collection points for drinks carton recycling to cover Fr...
Geneva wants to encourage electric cars

Geneva wants to encourage electric cars

June 29, 2017, 6:44 a.m.
Canton Geneva is planning a series of incentives to encourage the use of electric vehicles. The Minister of Transport...
Tipped crane in Geneva threatens lake

Tipped crane in Geneva threatens lake

June 27, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
Geneva fire fighters battled to keep diesel fuel and hydraulic fluid from entering the lake after a truck-crane tippe...
Swiss lake water safe to drink despite munitions dump

Swiss lake water safe to drink despite munitions dump

June 26, 2017, 9:35 a.m.
Despite thousands of tonnes of explosive lying at the bottom of Swiss lakes, the defence ministry says the water is s...
Heatwave cuts power from nuclear plants

Heatwave cuts power from nuclear plants

June 23, 2017, 6:52 a.m.
The heatwave is affecting nuclear power in Switzerland as the river waters used to cool the reactors are too warm.
Fire at nuclear power plant near Geneva

Fire at nuclear power plant near Geneva

June 21, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
Emergency services were alerted after a fire broke out at a French nuclear power station just 70 km from Geneva.
Switzerland ratifies climate accord

Switzerland ratifies climate accord

June 8, 2017, 8:44 a.m.
The Swiss Parliament has ratified the Paris accord on climate change. During the vote in the Senate, many deputies ex...
World's first carbon extraction plant opens in Switzerland

World's first carbon extraction plant opens in Switzerland

June 2, 2017, 6:45 a.m.
The world’s first machine to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere on a commercial scale has started operat...
Bear spotted in Bern for the first time in 190 years

Bear spotted in Bern for the first time in 190 years

May 30, 2017, 6:57 a.m.
Bears are continuing to spread across the country – the first wild one has been spotted in canton Bern for 190 ...
Switzerland has cleanest water in Europe

Switzerland has cleanest water in Europe

May 24, 2017, 9:19 a.m.
A European study has confirmed what we may already have known – the water in Swiss lakes and rivers is the clea...
Figures show slight improvement in Geneva air quality

Figures show slight improvement in Geneva air quality

May 23, 2017, 8:50 a.m.
Figures released by the Geneva environment office show air quality in the canton is improving - but it may be due mor...
Swiss voters agree to new energy plan

Swiss voters agree to new energy plan

May 22, 2017, 7:04 a.m.
Swiss voters have said, ‘No Thanks’ to nuclear power. In a vote yesterday, 58% said they backed the gover...
Voters to decide on future of nuclear power this weekend

Voters to decide on future of nuclear power this weekend

May 19, 2017, 9:24 a.m.
Voters will decide this weekend on whether the country should phase out nuclear power. The government wants to provid...
Urban mining big business in Switzerland

Urban mining big business in Switzerland

May 17, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Urban mining is becoming big business. A major sorting centre in Hinwil in canton Zurich takes in thousands of tonnes...
Asian hornet found breeding in Jura

Asian hornet found breeding in Jura

May 11, 2017, 6:39 a.m.
The Asian hornet is continuing to spread across Europe – and a breeding female has been found in canton Jura.
Geneva hosts pro-science march

Geneva hosts pro-science march

April 24, 2017, 5:18 a.m.
Geneva joined the world on Saturday with its own march for science. Around 600 scientists and supporters marched in s...
Migros admits to incinerating recyclable PET bottles

Migros admits to incinerating recyclable PET bottles

April 18, 2017, 8:48 a.m.
The retailing giant Migros is under fire from environmentalists after the company admitted PET bottles collected in r...
Environment office tracks aggressive mosquito in Switzerland

Environment office tracks aggressive mosquito in Switzerland

April 12, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
The Swiss environment office is tracking the spread of the aggressive Asian tiger mosquito. The insect could carry da...
Swiss president launches energy campaign

Swiss president launches energy campaign

March 22, 2017, 5:57 a.m.
The Swiss president, Doris Leuthard, has launched the government’s campaign for the people to accept a new ener...
Lynx resettlement programme suffers setback

Lynx resettlement programme suffers setback

March 21, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
A European programme to resettle Lynxes has suffered a setback after two of the big cats were found to be carrying th...
Bern urged to be clean vehicle role model

Bern urged to be clean vehicle role model

March 17, 2017, 5:51 a.m.
Following a vote by the National Council, parliament has been urged to increase the number of electric vehicles it us...
Green MP wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

Green MP wants to ban petrol and diesel cars

March 9, 2017, 5:05 a.m.
A green MP from Zurich has tabled a motion that would ban all petrol and diesel cars from Swiss roads by 2025.
Plan to generate energy from Lake Geneva

Plan to generate energy from Lake Geneva

Feb. 3, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
The appearance of a large barge on Lake Geneva spurred rumors of a successful freight trip from the Mediterranean to ...
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