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Environment - Business / Economics - 06.03.2019
"With complex problems, decisions made from gut instinct can be quite wrong."
Judit Leinert, you're a specialist in good decision making. How can I decide on the perfect place to go on holiday this summer? In my research group, we approach decision making with the help of "Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis", or MCDA.

Environment - 28.02.2019
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Frequent sediment flushing threatens macroinvertebrate diversity in Alpine streams
Alpine streams have been extensively modified by dams and water intakes to permit hydropower exploitation. This leads to changes in flow regimes and sediment dynamics, and thus also in the distribution of animal and plant species. To keep ecological impacts to a minimum, it is important to ensure adequate minimum flows and, in addition, to restore natural sediment dynamics.

Environment - Innovation - 27.02.2019
Building digitally, living digitally
Building digitally, living digitally
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited "house" that was not only digitally planned, but also ' with the help of robots and 3D printers ' built largely digitally. The construction technologies were developed by ETH Zurich researchers in collaboration with industrial partners.

Innovation - Environment - 19.02.2019
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29% yield - a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus sunlight on tiny high-yield photovoltaic cells, employing what is a pioneering approach for the solar-power industry.

Environment - Life Sciences - 19.02.2019
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
Fly larvae make biowaste disposal more climate friendly
As the world's population continues to grow, the piles of biowaste also tower higher and higher.

Environment - Politics - 15.02.2019
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
Water Diplomacy at the Service of States in West Africa
The Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mauritania and Senegal initiate a discussion for the joint management of a shared aquifer system essential to the economic and socialdevelopment of this region of 24 million people.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Materials Science - Environment - 14.02.2019
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
New additive provides fire protection for wood-based materials
Together with BRUAG Fire Protection AG, Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials.

Environment - Innovation - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Environment - Life Sciences - 11.02.2019
"The Arctic atmosphere is key to understanding climate change"
This summer, 40 international scientists will participate in the GLACE expedition around Greenland in order to study the effects of climate change in that region.

Environment - 06.02.2019
Top of Europe
Top of Europe
At the beginning of the 1930s, when European countries were sealing themselves off, Switzerland opened the internationally oriented Jungfraujoch research station.

Environment - Business / Economics - 01.02.2019
Solar energy for a circular economy
A sustainable alternative to the fossil-based, energy-intensive production of fuels and basic products of the chemical industry, based solely on solar energy and universally available resources: This

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.01.2019
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens
Urban biodiversity: Remarkable diversity of small animals in Basel gardens
Gardens in urban areas can harbor a remarkable diversity of species. This has been found by researchers from the University of Basel in a field study carried out with the support of private garden owners from the Basel region. Furthermore, the research team shows that nature-friendly garden management and design can largely compensate for the negative effects of urbanization on biodiversity.

Environment - 24.01.2019
Eawag at the 2019 World Economic Forum
Eawag at the 2019 World Economic Forum
A walk-through exhibition introduces people to innovative projects from various institutes.

Environment - Life Sciences - 24.01.2019

Environment - Chemistry - 22.01.2019
More energy-efficient cruise ships
More energy-efficient cruise ships
An EPFL researcher has developed a system based on fuel cells to reduce the carbon footprint and energy consumption of cruise ships, which are increasingly popular among vacation goers around the world.

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.

Materials Science - Environment - 15.12.2018
Win-win for home and grid
Solar systems on the roofs of residential buildings often produce energy precisely when the tenants can't actually use it. Stationary batteries enable this energy to be utilized in the evening, at night or on a rainy day. A research project at Empa is investigating whether the use of stationary batteries makes economic sense for the consumer while at the same time offering advantages for energy suppliers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 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.

Life Sciences - Environment - 20.11.2018

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

Event - Environment - 26.10.2018

Event - Environment - 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).

Event - Environment - 17.10.2018

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 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.

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.

Health - Environment - 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.

Career - Environment - 22.08.2018
Fostering Research Productivity in Côte d'Ivoire
Fostering Research Productivity in Côte d’Ivoire
Since 2000, the research productivity in Côte d'Ivoire has grown steadily above the regional and global rate, despite recurring economic pressures and socio-political unrest.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 21.08.2018

Environment - Materials Science - 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 - Earth Sciences - 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.