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Environment - 15.01.2019
Carbon cycles as a yardstick for climate change
Carbon cycles as a yardstick for climate change
The study by 153 researchers from 40 countries found that climate factors such as temperature and humidity strongly influence the carbon cycles of river ecosystems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.01.2019
EPFL goes to New Zealand to study melting glaciers
Four EPFL researchers will explore New Zealand's glacier-fed streams for two months, marking the first step in a global journey that will take them across 15 countries by 2021.

Environment - 17.12.2018
Preserving soil quality in the long term
Preserving soil quality in the long term
The National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil Resources" (NRP 68) proposes various measures to safeguard soil quality in Switzerland in the long term. The Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) and the Institute of Geography have investigated the impacts of soil use by Switzerland abroad.

Environment - Health - 14.12.2018

Life Sciences - Environment - 10.12.2018
The Fascinating World of Insects
The Fascinating World of Insects
Highlighting diversity, arousing fascination and raising awareness of the vital tasks that insects perform in nature.

Environment - Administration - 06.12.2018
Four researchers from the University of Bern are awarded EU research prizes
Four researchers from the University of Bern are awarded EU research prizes
Four of the highly-regarded "ERC Consolidator Grants", the research prizes of the European Research Council (ERC), have been awarded to researchers at the University of Bern.

Environment - 05.12.2018
Bringing La Buvette d'Evian back to life
Bringing La Buvette d'Evian back to life
In a new book, EPFL researchers trace the history of La Buvette d'Evian - a former lakeside refreshment area that is also an icon of modern architecture. With some light renovation work, La Buvette could reinvigorate the entire region. The book launch will take place on 6 December at EPFL. For over 40 years, tourists and people with kidney ailments came to La Buvette d'Evian for the healing properties of the region's water.

Environment - Life Sciences - 01.11.2018
Wyss Foundation supports the University of Bern
Wyss Foundation supports the University of Bern
The Wyss Foundation announced yesterday that it will begin a global conservation campaign. On a related note, they also announced that they will be working on a year-long pilot project in Kenya and Peru, together with the University of Bern.

Environment - Business / Economics - 29.10.2018
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices
A New Alliance for Sustainability in Finance: California and Switzerland Team Up to Tackle a Key Factor in Implementing Sustainable Practices While sustainable policies at many levels have started to

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 26.10.2018

Environment - History / Archeology - 23.10.2018
6,4 Million Euros for research into the birth of agriculture in Europe
6,4 Million Euros for research into the birth of agriculture in Europe
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) An interdisciplinary team from the universities of Bern, Oxford and Thessaloniki was awarded a grant of 6.4 million euros from the European Research Council (ERC).

Environment - 11.10.2018
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
Scientists head to Antarctica to study snow and icecaps
EPFL scientists will soon be heading off to Antarctica, where they will spend four months collecting reams of meteorological data at Australia's Davis research station.

Environment - Business / Economics - 19.09.2018
Banks Do too Little to Communicate Their Sustainable Investment Products
Less than one percent of the global population controls more than 50 percent of wealth. All over the world these wealthy investors have an increasing interest in investing their wealth sustainably, in accordance with socially responsible, environmentally friendly and ethical principles.

Environment - 18.09.2018
Summer storms wreak havoc in alpine lakes
Summer storms wreak havoc in alpine lakes
Clear mountain lakes could change with ever greater frequency into milky soup in the future. Climate change is the guilty agent.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 07.09.2018

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.09.2018
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
Art inspired by research - new AiL videos
In 2017, two artists from Saudi Arabia spent some time at Eawag as part of the Artists in Labs (ail) project and were inspired by research into artistic interpretations, Zahrah Alghamdi and Muhannad Shono.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 28.08.2018
A 60-day trip around Greenland to measure climate change
In the summer of 2019, the GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition (GLACE) will make its way around the island of Greenland.

Environment - Health - 27.08.2018
How the cholera bacterium survives water predators
How the cholera bacterium survives water predators
EPFL scientists have deciphered mechanisms that help the cholera bacterium to survive grazing predators in aquatic environments. The cholera-causing bacterium, Vibrio cholerae , is commonly found in aquatic environments, such as oceans, ponds, and rivers. There, the bacterium has evolved formidable skills to ensure its survival, growth, and occasional transmission to humans, especially in endemic areas of the globe.

Event - Environment - 23.08.2018

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.08.2018

Environment - Microtechnics - 21.08.2018
An underwater glider for measuring turbulence in Lake Geneva
An underwater glider for measuring turbulence in Lake Geneva
Huge systems of rotating water masses - called gyres - form in oceans and large lakes. Two EPFL laboratories, working with the University of California, Davis, are using an underwater glider to explore one such gyre in Lake Geneva and learn more about how it affects the three-dimensional structure of the aquatic ecosystem.

Environment - Physics - 16.08.2018
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Documenting the effects of climate change in Siberia
Annelen Kahl, a post-doc in environmental sciences and engineering at EPFL, will oversee a group of four EPFL students during a three-week stint at a high-tech research station on a Siberian island.

Environment - 02.08.2018
Stalagmites as climate archive
Stalagmites as climate archive
Eawag, the ETH Zurich and the University of Bern have developed a new instrument: the "Combined Vacuum Crushing and Sieving System" (CVCS). This device makes possible the extraction of minute water and noble gas inclusions that are thousands of years old from the pores of minerals in caves, without distortion by the present atmosphere.

Life Sciences - Environment - 25.07.2018
Scientists set out to explore microbial life in glacier streams
EPFL scientists will spend at least the next four years studying some of the world's biggest glacier-fed streams.

Environment - Media - 11.07.2018
Arctic bound to take micropollutant samples
This summer Joëlle Perreten, who has just completed her Bachelor's degree at EPFL, will collect permafrost samples in the Arctic as part of the Swiss Arctic Project.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 09.07.2018
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Charcoal: Major Missing Piece in the Global Carbon Cycle
Due to its widespread occurrence and tendency to linger in the environment, black carbon may be one of the keys in predicting and mitigating global climate change. In wildfires, typically one third of the burned organic carbon is retained as black carbon residues rather than emitted as greenhouse gases.

Business / Economics - Environment - 05.07.2018
Securing Switzerland's living and economic environment: PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards
Securing Switzerland's living and economic environment: PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards PLANAT updates strategy on natural hazards Bern, 05.07.2018 - The Federal Council h

Environment - Life Sciences - 05.07.2018
Improving small hydropower planning
Improving small hydropower planning
Small hydropower plants are often constructed on alpine streams, where they may have adverse impacts on sensitive ecosystems. Little is known, however, about the particular effects of individual plants, or the cumulative effects of multiple plants within the same river system. The current state of knowledge has now been reviewed in a study by Eawag researchers.

Environment - 03.07.2018
Gap in flood protection closed: New map on surface runoff
Bern, 03.07.2018 - Switzerland now has a new nationwide surface runoff map, another important instrument for flood prevention.

Environment - Business / Economics - 25.06.2018
Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past
Lessons about a future warmer world using data from the past
Selected intervals in the past that were as warm or warmer than today can help us understand what the Earth may be like under future global warming. A latest assessment of past warm periods, published by an international team of 59 scientists from 17 nations, shows that in response to the warming ecosystems and climate zones will spatially shift and on millennial time scales ice sheets will substantially shrink.

Environment - Business / Economics - 20.06.2018
Federal Council adopts Switzerland's country report on implementation of the 2030 Agenda
Bern, 20.06.2018 - At its meeting on 20 June 2018, the Federal Council adopted Switzerland's country report on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Environment - Transport - 13.06.2018
"In research, you need a sense of daring"
Doris Leuthard, head of Switzerland's Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, takes a hands-on approach.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 11.06.2018

Environment - 08.06.2018

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 07.06.2018
Peatland Protection Equals Efficient Climate Protection
Zurich-Reckenholz, 07.06.2018 - Is there a cost-efficient way to curb climate stress caused by land use? Globally, peatlands store twenty per cent of all the carbon lying untapped in the soil - despite the fact that they account for less than three per cent of the Earth's land mass. New findings from Agroscope show that peatland protection is a highly efficient climate-protection measure.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 31.05.2018
«Top of Europe
«Top of Europe" for greenhouse gas
The research station at Jungfraujoch is at the top of Europe - and not only because of its unique location. Within the framework of the European research infrastructure «Integrated Carbon Observation System» (ICOS), the laboratory in the heart of the Alps is now officially certified. ICOS provides data to better understand the global carbon cycle and how human activities affect it.

Event - Environment - 17.05.2018

Environment - 09.05.2018
IUCN report on the threat of species extinction in Lake Victoria
IUCN report on the threat of species extinction in Lake Victoria
Lake Victoria in East Africa is known for its vast biodiversity. But according to a report published recently by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), to which Eawag also contributed, many species of fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants are currently at risk. One fifth of the 651 species studied in the Victoria Basin are threatened with extinction.

Physics - Environment - 07.05.2018
Sun protection without blinds
Sun protection without blinds
Summer. Blue sky. Sunshine. But you don't notice much of it in the office or in your home, because the blinds block the view so that the heat stays outside.

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 03.05.2018
Maintaining valuable soils
Each year almost one thousand hectares of cultivated land continue to be lost, thereby wiping out numerous services delivered by the soil, such as filtering water and storing carbon, which are central for our society's wellbeing. The National Research Programme "Sustainable Use of Soil as a Resource" (NRP 68) is suggesting ways in which spatial planning can be structured so that this loss remains as small as possible.
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