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Risk management Hiking among unstable Swiss mountainsides

How are Swiss mountain trails kept safe in an era of landslides like the one that struck the town of Bondo last week, leaving eight hikers missing?

Stormy weather Let there be lightning!

A bolt of lightning strikes Bern’s Old Town on Tuesday night, just missing the domed federal parliament building.  After a couple of weeks of ...

Top Temperatures Heatwave ripples across Switzerland

Over the past few nights, temperatures in many regions of Switzerland have not fallen below 20 degrees Celsius. And it's getting hotter. In the ...

Paris accord Swiss parliament approves global climate deal

The Senate has ratified the historic Paris climate accord, committing Switzerland to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. But heated ...

Stocker on US climate policy ‘An act of global irresponsibility’

Swiss climatologist Thomas Stocker says the US's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement will make climate protection more difficult.

Reactions Switzerland: US shooting itself in the foot on climate deal

Swiss leaders are disappointed at Donald Trump’s decision to pull the US out of the Paris climate deal but agree the country is mostly hurting itself.

Bertrand Piccard “There is big resistance to the energy transition in Switzerland”

Bertrand Piccard has twice made memorable global circumnavigations: our only limitations are in our minds, he tells