Earth and Environment
The abolition of daylight saving time is a frequently - and hotly - debated topic. Often, only the aspect of electricity consumption due to artificial lighting is considered. In a new study, researchers have analyzed whether daylight saving time also has an impact on the energy needed to heat and cool office buildings, and what role climate change might play in this. The results should delight supporters of daylight saving time.
A study by researchers at ETH Zurich shows for the first time how a relaxation of Swiss spatial planning policy would affect the locations of wind turbines. If the aim is to have as few wind turbines as possible in the Alps and in Switzerland in general, it would be worth considering using windy agricultural areas on the western Swiss Plateau.
Islands are biodiversity hotspots and are home to animal species with unique characteristics, including dwarf specimens, which have evolved to very small sizes compared to their mainland relatives, and giants. An international study now reports that these species are at higher risk of extinction. The findings are supported by software developed by Daniele Silvestro of the Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB) at the University of Fribourg. The study, published in Science, also reveals a dramatic increase in extinction rates of island mammals worldwide after the arrival of modern
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Links - Environment
New housing developments displace vulnerable persons
«Using creative methods to look for solutions»
Students want to invite the ocean on EPFL campus
'This appointment shows that our work is gaining recognition abroad.'
Switzerland wants a circular economy - but not to share products
Producing bioplastics from wastewater
'I would like to familiarise students with the topics of environmental chemistry at an early stage.'
An atmospheric researcher with his feet firmly on the ground
Patchwork of issues limits solar expansion
Could the lack of snow signal drought in 2023?