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snowy winter Almost 30 died in avalanches in Swiss Alps last winter

The winter of 2017-2018 was characterised by “extraordinary” snowfall in the Swiss Alps and a greater number of avalanche deaths than usual.

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Damp squib Exploding Böögg predicts poor Swiss summer

The traditional Zurich weather forecaster, an exploding stuffed snowman perched atop a blazing pyre, failed to set the traditional holiday crowds ...

WEF report Switzerland ranks high on effective energy, lags on emission targets

Switzerland's energy system is one of the best in the world, but it is not doing so well on emission reduction targets, says a new report.

Winter weather Geneva airport reopens after heavy snowfall

Geneva airport is back in operation after heavy snow rendered its runways inaccessible on Thursday morning.

Mountains of snow Southern Swiss valley copes with record amounts of snow

Residents of the Val d'Anniviers, in the southern Swiss canton of Valais, haven't seen this much snow in nearly two decades.  Such ...

Davos, Zermatt and Andermatt Massive Swiss snowfall levels buck the trend

Many Swiss resort towns have recently seen near-record snow levels. But it's an outlier in a years-long trend of declining snowfall totals.