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Bearded vulture The bone-picker that was a ghost in Switzerland

The largest bird in the Alps, the bearded vulture was exterminated in the 19th century and is a vulnerable species today.

Unesco cultural heritage Why the Swiss are experts at predicting avalanches

Can avalanches be managed? An in-depth look at the latest Swiss snow science.

taking the heat Swiss trains to experiment with lower carriage temperatures

In a bid to save energy and the environment, Swiss Federal Railways is experimenting with a lowering of temperatures in selected trains around Zurich.

#WeAreSwissAbroad Kurt Sieber: 57 years in Japan – thoughts of a retiree

Swiss businessman Kurt E. Sieber went to live in Japan in 1960. What does he think about his chosen home?

Rubbish and recycling

Switzerland is famed for its high recycling rates, and everyone is expected to play their part.

Energy potential How biomass could help Switzerland reach its energy goals

There is vast energy potential locked up in Swiss biomass like wood and manure. Accessing it will take more than technological innovation alone.

On reflection Switzerland in motion: 2017 in review

2017 has seen a lot of movement – technologically, economically and socially. Swiss politics, however, has remained relatively calm.