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Podcast Discovering the secrets of Lake Geneva

If you’ve been to Switzerland, you may have admired beautiful Lake Geneva. But what lies beneath the lake? And is it warming up?

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Get off my land Federer gets caught up in lake access debate

Although Swiss law says waterways belong to the public, Roger Federer won't be losing sleep about a footpath being built through his land.

National report Swiss groundwater quality threatened by pollution

Pollution from agriculture, former industrial sites and landfills is threatening Switzerland’s groundwater reserves, according to a detailed study ...

This content was published on August 15, 2019 10:58 AM

Endangered species Tougher sanctions mooted on illegal trade in animals and plants

The Swiss government wants to tighten sanctions against the illegal trade in protected wild flora and fauna.

This content was published on August 14, 2019 2:26 PM

climate debate Survey shows growing political acceptance for a fuel tax

Analysis of a survey filled out by Swiss politicians in 2015 and 2019 shows a marked turnaround in attitudes towards a carbon tax on fuel.

This content was published on August 10, 2019 1:35 PM

'Smile for the future' Lausanne environment activists call for action on global warming

An international summit of young climate activists has called for concrete measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

This content was published on August 9, 2019 4:28 PM

Future of food  Climate experts in Switzerland recommend less meat  

Global food production and consumption habits must change to contain global warming, according to a United Nations report evaluating the effects ...

This content was published on August 8, 2019 11:16 AM

By the numbers How climate change affects Switzerland

On average, Switzerland is about 1.9° Celsius hotter now than in 1864. Where and by how much have temperatures most drastically changed?

deadly falls Four people die in Swiss mountains

Four people, including three German citizens, died in the Swiss mountains this weekend in circumstances that are still being clarified.

This content was published on August 4, 2019 5:56 PM

Unsustainability Natural resources depleted for 2019

If everyone lived like the Swiss we would need about three planets to cover the demand for natural resources.

This content was published on July 28, 2019 2:52 PM