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...
Plastic bag use slumps after charges

Plastic bag use slumps after charges

Nov. 1, 2017, 9:42 a.m.
It’s been a year since the supermarket chain Migros started to charge for plastic bags – and the effect i...
Swiss glaciers thinning at a worrying rate

Swiss glaciers thinning at a worrying rate

Oct. 31, 2017, 7:03 a.m.
Swiss glaciers have lost 3% of their volume this year – which is way above average and very worrying according ...
Move to make Mont Blanc a UNESCO Heritage Site

Move to make Mont Blanc a UNESCO Heritage Site

Oct. 24, 2017, 9:05 a.m.
A cross border committee is submitting to UNESCO that Mont Blanc should be classed as a World Heritage Site.
Ticino town will plant tree for every child born

Ticino town will plant tree for every child born

Oct. 12, 2017, 9:22 a.m.
The Ticino town of Mendrisio will plant a tree for every child born or adopted in the city.  It’s part of ...
Most of world's honey contaminated with pesticides

Most of world's honey contaminated with pesticides

Oct. 6, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
Swiss researchers say they’re shocked after finding that most of the world’s honey contains traces of pes...
Geneva gets new environmental agency

Geneva gets new environmental agency

Oct. 2, 2017, 9:06 a.m.
Geneva can add another environmental agency to the list of those it already hosts – the Minamata Convention on ...
Nights should be darker says environment group

Nights should be darker says environment group

Sept. 27, 2017, 8:47 a.m.
A Swiss environment group is demanding nights should be darker. The Landscape Foundation says there are too many unoc...
Hundreds evacuated after glacier break

Hundreds evacuated after glacier break

Sept. 11, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Over 200 people were evacuated from their homes in the Valais village of Saas Grund after an overhanging glacier cras...
Robot farmers could be the future

Robot farmers could be the future

Aug. 30, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
Are robots the future of farming? Innovative Swiss-developed technologies are leading agriculture’s ‘digi...
Switzerland needs to prepare better for the effects of climate change

Switzerland needs to prepare better for the effects of climate change

Aug. 29, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Switzerland needs to do more to prepare for the effects of climate change. That’s the conclusion by the Federal...
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.
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