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Harmful substances Chlorpyrifos-based pesticides banned in Switzerland from July

Plant pesticides with the active ingredient chlorpyrifos and the variant chlorpyrifos-methyl may no longer be used in Switzerland from July 1, 2020.

This content was published on January 28, 2020 2:43 PM

Environmental protection Global warming goals impossible, Nobel laureate tells Swiss paper

It will be impossible to meet international policy targets on global warming, American Nobel prizewinner William Nordhaus has told a Swiss newspaper.

This content was published on January 26, 2020 3:11 PM

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Science Saturday Monkeys learn from their leaders, study finds

Wild monkeys learn from dominant individuals in the group, regardless of gender, age or family ties, a Swiss study has found.

This content was published on January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

Diving record Sixty years on, Jacques Piccard remains the ‘deepest man in the world’

On January 23, 1960, Jacques Piccard and Don Walsh dived to the bottom of the deepest underwater trench in the world. 

Business environment Swiss businesses and start-ups set record in 2019

Entrepreneurs are thriving in Switzerland, with a record number of companies launched in 2019 and unprecedented investment pumped into start-ups.

This content was published on January 23, 2020 10:00 AM

Animal welfare How well are Swiss animals protected?

Strict welfare legislation makes Switzerland one of the better places to have fur, fins or feathers. Here’s why.

Didier Queloz ‘With the Nobel Prize, you’ve reached the Olympus of science’

Joint winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, Didier Queloz talks about waiting for the call from Sweden and how the award has changed his life. 

Climate crisis Why most Swiss buildings are environmentally inefficient

Buildings account for about a quarter of annual CO2 emissions in Switzerland. But progress has been slow to do more to save energy.

Jewish history A tale of passports, profiteers and escaping Nazi persecution

An exhibit in Basel is shining light on a little-known underground effort in Switzerland to help European Jews escape from Nazi-occupied territories.

Organ donation Swiss machine keeps human livers alive for a week

Zurich scientists have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and can keep them alive outside the body for one week.

This content was published on January 14, 2020 11:40 AM

Public health Overuse of sleeping pills among the elderly raises concerns

The consumption of sleeping pills among elderly people in Switzerland is worryingly high, especially among women, a new study concludes.

This content was published on January 13, 2020 10:40 AM

Earthquake Haiti ten years on: the lasting benefits of Swiss donations and aid

On January 12, 2010, an earthquake devastated Haiti. Swiss aid work included providing water and rebuilding homes.