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snow risk Two lives lost in weekend avalanches

Two people lost their lives in separate avalanches in south-eastern Switzerland on Saturday. The risk of further incidents remains high.

This content was published on January 20, 2019 12:48 PM

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White danger Avalanche risk level recedes slightly in Swiss Alps

The avalanche danger level has been lowered from the maximum level 5 to “high” (level 4), as heavy snowfalls abated on Tuesday. 

This content was published on January 15, 2019 3:12 PM

Week in Numbers Snow dumps and ice-skating injuries

Almost every article published by contains a percentage, an age, an amount of money or some other figure. 

Climate change performance Swiss climate policy: praised abroad, attacked at home

According to an international ranking, Switzerland is one of the best-performing nations in the fight against global warming.

#SWISSHISTORYPICS What winter used to look like in Switzerland

Snow in Swiss cities is sparse these days. This was not always the case, as historical black-and-white photographs taken between 1930 and 1970 show.

Elm ski region ‘We’re lucky – there’s lots of snow in Elm’

Bruno Landolt has been in charge of the Elm mountain lift company for 16 years.

outlook 2019 A host of unburied issues: the Swiss political agenda in 2019

Some political monsters lie dormant under the winter snow, but they are sure to rise again in spring. What can Switzerland expect in 2019?

Year in review 2018 Energy highs and lows

Here’s our look back at the past 365 days, using some of the year’s most powerful images.

Climate consequences Hot summer has mixed effect on Swiss fields

The hot, dry summer in Switzerland was a boom for sunflowers but a bust for soya and grain maize. 

This content was published on December 19, 2018 8:53 PM

Opinion COP24: Text adopted, ambitions abandoned

Youth representatives of the Swiss Youth for Climate had front row seats at the COP24 climate negotiations. They were not impressed by the outcome.

Climate change Torrid time predicted for Switzerland by 2060

What effects will global warming have on society, tourism in the Alps, and the environment in Switzerland?

COP24 Climate talks open amid post-Paris polemics

Three years after sealing a landmark global climate deal in Paris, world leaders are gathering again in Poland to agree on the fine print.