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Climate protection Greens use people power to broaden their reach

The Green Party is considering launching a people’s initiative after parliament rejected plans for a tax on plane tickets.

Safe in the mountains What’s the real risk from avalanches?

After an avalanche entered a hotel, what are the risks in Switzerland and how are such hazards monitored?

Watt d’Or Housing and utilities among energy prize winners

Five Swiss innovations have been named winners in the annual Watt d’or competition awarded by the Federal Office of Energy.

This content was published on January 10, 2019 2:44 PM

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.

Renewable power Alpine solar panels could address Swiss energy gap

The snow-capped Swiss Alps may help compensate for projected energy shortfalls as the country switches from nuclear to renewable energy sources.

This content was published on January 8, 2019 4:29 PM

Tourism High prices cloud future of alpine railways

Chances are you won’t get a seat on Europe’s highest railway if you’ve booked a 12-day European travel package for as little as $600.

Vote February 10, 2019 Swiss voters asked to decide on urban sprawl

As urban development continues apace, should a freeze be placed on the creation of new construction zones?

Lost at sea Shipping company to pay for container clear-up

The Geneva-headquartered Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has promised to reimburse the costs of clearing up around 270 containers that were ...

This content was published on January 6, 2019 10:39 AM

Gas guzzling Swiss electric car snub worries industry group

The number of new cars registered in Switzerland last year fell below the 300,000 barrier for the first time in eight years, according to ...

This content was published on January 4, 2019 12:26 PM

Climate change awareness Poll finds majority for greenhouse tax on plane tickets

A majority of people in Switzerland appear to be in favour of introducing a tax on plane tickets to help reduce CO2 emissions.

This content was published on December 31, 2018 10:55 AM

Awareness study Researchers target old age discrimination

A team of Swiss scientists is planning to launch a research programme to raise awareness of old age discrimination.

This content was published on December 28, 2018 5:37 PM

week in numbers Brexit, Trump and e-voting

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