wire - news in brief

« BACK

Environment



Results 1 - 50 of 448.
1 2 3 4 5 9 Next »


Environment - Media - 26.03.2020
The value of science for critical decisions
In crises such as coronavirus, the value of research and facts becomes clear. Even when experts don't (and can't) have all the answers, we've got to listen to what they have to say, says Reto Knutti.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 19.03.2020
Interview on World Water Day on 22 March 2020
Interview on World Water Day on 22 March 2020
Martin, Switzerland is now known as the "water tower of Europe". Will Switzerland still have an excess of water in the future? Overall, Switzerland will still have enough water in the future.

Health - Environment - 18.03.2020
Exposome Research to Improve People's Health in Urban Settings
Exposome Research to Improve People’s Health in Urban Settings
By 2030, more than 80% of Europe's population will live and interact within a complex urban environment, consisting of a mixture of social and environmental factors.

Environment - Innovation - 11.03.2020

Physics - Environment - 06.03.2020

Physics - Environment - 06.03.2020
19 new professors appointed
At its last meeting, the ETH Board appointed a total of 19 new professors at the request of the President of ETH Zurich, Joël Mesot.

Health - Environment - 03.03.2020
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new
Legionella control efforts intensified in Switzerland - new "LeCo" project launched
Legionnaires' disease is becoming more common in Switzerland: 582 cases were recorded by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) in 2019 - twice as many as in 2013.

Environment - 27.02.2020
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Climate change affects urban stormwater systems
Urban stormwater systems consist of endless kilometres of subterranean pipes which discharge water from the urban area as swiftly and comprehensively as possible.

Environment - Innovation - 18.02.2020

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 17.02.2020
Extreme-environment training for would-be astronauts
A hand-picked group of students, including several from EPFL, spent a grueling weekend at a space boot camp in Crans-Montana in the Swiss Alps.

Chemistry - Environment - 14.02.2020
Underestimated chemical diversity
An international team of researchers has conducted a global review of all registered industrial chemicals: some 350,000 different substances are produced and traded around the world - well in excess of the 100,000 reached in previous estimates.

Environment - Social Sciences - 05.02.2020
Four Principles of Forest Restoration
Sustainability By: Prof. Tom Crowther Planting a trillion trees is just one part of a broader solution to mitigate climate change.

Environment - Health - 30.01.2020
Researching a sustainable
Researching a sustainable "superfood"
Pioneer Fellows Cyrill Hess and Melanie Binggeli want to market duckweed as a healthy food that's good for the environment. Best described as light green, with a taste reminiscent of bean sprouts and a pleasantly grainy texture, Wolffia is one of five genera of a plant commonly known as duckweed or "water lentils".

Environment - Life Sciences - 21.01.2020
May we present: our employees from around the world
May we present: our employees from around the world
The series with Salome Mwaiko , Claire Aksamit , Tim Alexander , Rohini Athavale und Bernhard Wehrli was created as part of a photojournalism course that Christian Dinkel is tanking at the MAZ in Lucerne.

Philosophy - Environment - 17.01.2020
Ethics guidelines galore for AI - so now what?
Anna Jobin has investigated which ethics guidelines for artificial intelligence already exist, and finds that ethical AI is by no means merely a technical matter.

Innovation - Environment - 10.01.2020
Let’s talk about system change
Sustainability By: Christoph Küffer It's 2020 and Christoph Kueffer is now into his fifth year of (almost) not flying.

Environment - Event - 09.01.2020

Environment - 07.01.2020

Innovation - Environment - 06.01.2020

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 20.12.2019

Environment - Social Sciences - 19.12.2019
How can we make residential neighborhoods more sustainable by 2050?
How can we make residential neighborhoods more sustainable by 2050?
If the aim of a 2,000 Watt Society is to be achieved, peri-urban residential neighborhoods - where the average single-family home consumes 6.5 times more power than that target - must adapt. An EPFL thesis, which has just been awarded a scholarly distinction, explores ways of hitting the target in Vaud canton, but which could also be applied to the whole of Switzerland.

Environment - Innovation - 18.12.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 17.12.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 13.12.2019

Environment - 10.12.2019
Swiss TPH Symposium on Climate Change and Health
Swiss TPH Symposium on Climate Change and Health
Climate change not only has an impact on the environment, but also significant effects on global health.

Environment - Law - 05.12.2019
Switzerland’s influence on European energy policy continues to decline
What would be the consequences of failed negotiations over an electricity agreement between Switzerland and the EU?

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 05.12.2019
Rainforest preservation through machine learning
Rainforest preservation through machine learning
Computer scientist David Dao develops intelligent algorithms that use satellite and drone images of rainforests to predict where the next sites of deforestation will be.

Environment - Health - 03.12.2019
"Climate Change is Becoming One of the Biggest Global Health Threats"
Climate change not only affects the environment, but also has significant consequences on global health.

Environment - 25.11.2019
Measuring station in Davos officially labelled
Measuring station in Davos officially labelled
Greenhouse gases are the cause of climate change. The European infrastructure network ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observation System) is committed to standardised measurements so that emissions can be compared across Europe.

Environment - 19.11.2019

Environment - 14.11.2019
EPFL-developed geothermal panels reach international finals
EPFL-developed geothermal panels reach international finals
EPFL researchers have developed a geothermal system for recovering the heat captured in basements, subway tunnels and underground parking garages.

Environment - 13.11.2019
A more sustainable material to reinforce concrete structures
A more sustainable material to reinforce concrete structures
The next generation of ultra high-performance fiber-reinforced concrete (UHPFRC) has just been created at EPFL. The new material will be used to strengthen bridges and other structures - both new and old. What's more, the process of manufacturing this material releases 60-70% less CO2 than the previous generation of fiber-reinforced concrete.

Environment - Life Sciences - 06.11.2019

Environment - Business / Economics - 05.11.2019
Private Banks Should Proactively Foster Sustainable Investments
Private Banks Should Proactively Foster Sustainable Investments
Sustainable investments are on the rise, but does impact follow? The new UZH report on sustainable investing capabilities urges private banks to gear up their services to meet investor demands ' and environmental targets.

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 04.11.2019
An intelligent network for better water management
An intelligent network for better water management
EPFL-based startup Droople has developed a smart flow meter that can measure buildings' water consumption and identify potential savings in energy.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 01.11.2019
EPFL champions energy geostructures
EPFL champions energy geostructures
Energy geostructures provide a constant source of renewable heating and cooling in buildings and infrastructures and perform very well.

Environment - Business / Economics - 30.10.2019
1 2 3 4 5 9 Next »