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NGO investigation Syngenta slammed for hazardous pesticide profits

A UN representative is demanding action following reports that Swiss crop science company Syngenta is selling highly hazardous pesticides abroad.

This content was published on April 17, 2019 2:52 PM

Mitholz report Alpine ammunition storage site deemed intolerable

The government environment agency has confirmed that a former ammunition stockpile at Mitholz is an unacceptable risk for the local population.

This content was published on April 15, 2019 8:23 PM

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Mining in the DRC ‘Phones come at the price of shattered health and environment’

​​​​​​​A Congolese nun, lawyer and civil rights activist takes on mining giant Glencore on its home turf.

Transalpine tailbacks Holiday traffic jams build at Gotthard tunnel

The start of the Easter holidays in many Swiss cantons is causing long tailbacks at the Gotthard tunnel in central Switzerland.

This content was published on April 13, 2019 6:34 PM

Swiss traffic How non-drivers are footing the cost of cars

You might think Switzerland’s high-tech railway system would eat up most of the country’s transport budget. Think again.

Banned substances Pesticide residues found on 93% of organic Swiss farms

Most fields on organic farms in Switzerland are contaminated with pesticides, according to a study by the University of Neuchâtel.  

This content was published on April 7, 2019 12:30 PM

SWISS CAMPAIGNER Remembering Franz Weber

A look back at the life and career of Swiss environmentalist Franz Weber.

Endangered species Wild bees in danger

Wild bees, of which there are some 600 species in Switzerland, are vital for plant pollination but are endangered by the transformation of the ...

Swiss campaigner Pioneering environmentalist Franz Weber dies aged 91

The Swiss environmentalist Franz Weber - responsible for over 150 campaigns in Switzerland and abroad - has died at the age of 91.

This content was published on April 4, 2019 3:07 PM

Responsible Business Initiative How easy is it to hold Swiss companies to account abroad?

Swiss citizens may soon vote on whether to make companies liable for their actions abroad. Three stories show the challenges of getting justice.

Energy transition Switzerland named top global investor in energy efficiency

Switzerland has climbed a spot to second place on the latest Energy Transition Index and tops the ranking in terms of energy efficiency investments.

This content was published on March 25, 2019 10:32 AM