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Environment - 11.12.2017

Life Sciences - Environment - 11.12.2017

Environment - Business / Economics - 27.11.2017
Switzerland’s international environmental performance review: mixed results
Bern, 27.11.2017 - The OECD's 3rd Environmental Performance Review of Switzerland shows that despite progress, Switzerland still has a very high environmental impact.

Event - Environment - 08.11.2017

Innovation - Environment - 07.11.2017
Wood goes high-tech
Wood goes high-tech
Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme "Resource Wood".

Environment - Innovation - 07.11.2017
Wood goes high-tech
Wood goes high-tech
Wood could potentially replace petrol in chemistry and concrete in construction, according to studies conducted under the National Research Programme "Resource Wood".

Environment - Life Sciences - 03.11.2017
Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests with Remote Sensing
Mapping Functional Diversity of Forests with Remote Sensing
Ecological studies have demonstrated positive relationships between plant diversity and ecosystem functioning. Forests with higher functional diversity are generally more productive and stable over long timescales than less diverse forests. Diverse plant communities show increased resource use efficiency and utilization, enhanced ecosystem productivity and stability and can better cope with changing environmental conditions - an insurance effect of biodiversity.

Life Sciences - Environment - 02.11.2017
UZH Anthropologists Describe Third Orangutan Species
Two species of Indonesian orangutans had previously been officially described and recognized - the Pongo abelii , living on the island of Sumatra, and the Pongo pygmeaeus , endemic to Borneo. In 1997, researchers at the Australian National University discovered an isolated population of orangutans in Batang Toru, a region within the three Tapanuli districts in North Sumatra.

Materials Science - Environment - 01.11.2017
Research collaboration for sustainable
Research collaboration for sustainable
Buildings made of reusable components: that is the aim of a research collaboration between Empa and the University of Luxembourg.

Environment - History / Archeology - 31.10.2017
Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site
Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site
An EPFL study commissioned by the Canton of Bern has come up with three possible ways of protecting the Sutz-Lattrigen archaeological site, which offers a rare insight into the lives of pile dwellers.

Environment - Life Sciences - 25.10.2017
Developing a
Developing a "gravitational theory" for ecology
An important breakthrough by EPFL researchers could lead to the discovery of a set of general laws applicable to the environmental sciences. Is there a link between a given species' body mass and its abundance, or between the size of an ecosystem and its level of biodiversity? Ecologists often find that similar relationships of this type exist in different ecosystems.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 24.10.2017

Environment - Life Sciences - 24.10.2017
Tracking a parasite that's ravaging fish
Tracking a parasite that's ravaging fish
In Switzerland - not to mention the rest of Europe and the United States - freshwater fish are falling victim to a deadly disease that is rampant in the summer and dormant in the winter. It is caused by a parasite that thrives in rivers and attacks salmonid fish in particular. Researchers from EPFL, EAWAG and FIWI have come up with a mathematical model for predicting outbreaks as part of a three-year joint research program.

Environment - Business / Economics - 23.10.2017
First step towards climate-aligned financial flows
Bern, 23.10.2017 - In the context of the Paris Agreement, Swiss pension funds and insurance companies were invited by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN and the State Secretariat for International Financial SIF to test the climate compatibility of their portfolios.

Environment - Materials Science - 20.10.2017
Accolade for Empa researcher
Each year, the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA) presents its Publication Award to researchers who have made an exceptional scientific contribution to the field of waste disposal. For the second time in a row, the prize has been won by the Empa researcher David Turner, this year for his analyses of the environmental effects of different methods of waste disposal.

Environment - 12.10.2017

Environment - 10.10.2017
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: For Germans, the intensive media coverage had a calming, not a mobilizing effect
The 2015 Paris Climate Conference: For Germans, the intensive media coverage had a calming, not a mobilizing effect
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The 2015 Paris Climate Conference was accompanied by extensive media coverage.

Environment - 10.10.2017

Environment - 09.10.2017
Solar Decathlon: the Swiss team awaits the results
The Swiss students who went to Denver to compete in this year's Solar Decathlon are living out their dream.

Environment - Administration - 06.10.2017
Instrument of ratification deposited: Paris climate agreement to enter into force for Switzerland on 5 November 2017
Bern, 06.10.2017 - Switzerland deposited its instrument of ratification in New York on 6 October 2017, making it an official party to the Paris Agreement.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 03.10.2017
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free
Swiss people may be ready to live car-free under certain conditions. The findings of PostCarWorld, a cross-disciplinary study into Swiss people's contradictory relationship with cars, will be presented at EPFL on 3 October.

Materials Science - Environment - 02.10.2017
Biosensor for heavy metals
Biosensor for heavy metals
A team of Empa scientists has developed a biosensor which allows them to detect elevated concentrations of copper in a simple, quick and economic way. Copper, like other heavy metals is problematic in high concentrations, both for the environment and for human health. It is no secret that heavy metals such as copper are dangerous substances which can have grave consequences for both our environment and for human health.

Environment - Business / Economics - 02.10.2017
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
New professorship position for climate and environmental economics has been filled
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) The University of Bern has created a professorship for climate and environmental economics, which can now be expanded thanks to the involvement of the Mercator Foundation Switzerland and the Gebäudeversicherung Bern.

Environment - Health - 02.10.2017
Making our cities greener
Making our cities greener
Branco Weiss fellow Gabriele Manoli wants to enrich urban research with quantitative models and establish a new science dedicated to creating green cities.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.09.2017
5 professors appointed
At its meeting of 28 September 2017, the ETH Board appointed 5 new professors upon application of ETH Zurich President Lino Guzzella.

Politics - Environment - 28.09.2017
Convention on mercury: a success of multilateralism
Bern, 28.09.2017 - Doris Leuthard, President of the Swiss Confederation, participated on 28 September 2017 in the Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury that began last Sunday in Geneva.

Environment - Chemistry - 26.09.2017
Atmosphere in X-ray light
Atmosphere in X-ray light
Light from the particle accelerator helps to understand ozone decomposition A new experimental chamber coupled to the Swiss Light Source (SLS), a large-scale research facility of the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, allows researchers to recreate atmospheric processes in the laboratory through unprecedented precision analysis involving X-rays.

Environment - 25.09.2017

Environment - Computer Science / Telecom - 25.09.2017
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
Antarctica: the wind sublimates snowflakes
A team of researchers has collected new data that shows a significant decrease in snow precipitation close to the ground in Antarctica, which has an impact on the ice sheet surface mass balance. Researchers have observed and characterized a weather process that was not previously known to occur in Antarctica's coastal regions.

Materials Science - Environment - 20.09.2017
World record solar cells for
World record solar cells for "move"
Swiss start-up Flisom is ready for the global market: The company, a spin-off from ETH Zürich and Empa, has developed a unique roll-to-roll process for the cost-effective production of flexible and highly efficient thin-film solar modules.

Health - Environment - 15.09.2017
The University of Bern on the move
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Research at the University of Bern is being intensified: Innovative joint projects from different subject areas are being supported with the new Interfaculty Research Cooperations IRC.

Politics - Environment - 06.09.2017
Mercury: first Minamata Convention conference in Geneva
Bern, 06.09.2017 - The first Conference of the Parties to the Minamata Convention will take place from 24 to 29 September in Geneva.

Environment - 04.09.2017
Diverse Landscapes Are More Productive and Adapt better to Climate Change
Diverse Landscapes Are More Productive and Adapt better to Climate Change
The dramatic, worldwide loss of biodiversity is one of today's greatest environmental problems. The loss of species diversity affects important ecosystems on which humans depend. Previous research predominantly addressed short-term effects of biodiversity in small experimental plots planted with few randomly selected plant species.

Environment - 31.08.2017
A virtual tour through "move"
Goodbye to fossil fuels, hello to renewables: Empa demonstrates how the mobility of the future can work without fossil energy in its mobility demonstrator "move".

Innovation - Environment - 31.08.2017

Life Sciences - Environment - 31.08.2017
Artists Target Ibexes
Artists Target Ibexes
The video and sound installations, sculptures, and pictures on display at the exhibition aim to build new bridges between art and the natural sciences.

Environment - Materials Science - 24.08.2017
Sustainable wellness with solar energy
Sustainable wellness with solar energy
There is a growing need in our society for fitness and wellness, which generally incurs environmental costs and swallows up large quantities of energy.

Environment - 17.08.2017
More than just spilling the beans
More than just spilling the beans
Because of their high nitrogen content, spent coffee grounds are a popular garden fertilizer. Recycled in this manner, they already contribute to an environmentally friendly waste management. But they have the potential to deliver much more: a new procedure developed at the PSI allows high quality methane to be formed from spent coffee grounds.

Environment - Administration - 16.08.2017
Linking of the Swiss and European emissions trading systems: big step forward
Bern, 16.08.2017 - Switzerland and the European Union are preparing to link their emissions trading systems.

Environment - Business / Economics - 16.08.2017
Online campaign against invasive plants
Online campaign against invasive plants
Neophytes - invasive plants that are alien to the region - are a huge burden on the public purse. The ETH spin-off "In-Finitude" has set up a new online platform right on time for the growing season.

Environment - 08.08.2017

Environment - 02.08.2017
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Light pollution as a new threat to pollination
Media releases, information for representatives of the media Media Relations (E) Artificial light disrupts nocturnal pollination and leads to a reduced number of fruits produced by the plant. This loss of night time pollination cannot be compensated by diurnal pollinators. The negative impact of artificial light at night on nocturnal pollinators might even propagate further to the diurnal community, as ecologists of the University of Bern were able to show.

Environment - Materials Science - 21.07.2017
"Asphalt has a major downside"
Together with scientists from Empa, ETH Professor Jan Carmeliet studied the latest heatwave last June.

Environment - 20.07.2017
Swiss Forestry Statistics 2016 - Declining timber harvest hits ten-year low
Neuchâtel, 20.07.2017 - (FSO) - In 2016 the Swiss timber harvest continued its decline.

Environment - 17.07.2017
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
Unbalanced wind farm planning exacerbates fluctuations
If European countries cooperated better in the field of wind energy, wind power output would fluctuate less. This is the conclusion reached by a group of energy and climate researchers at ETH Zürich and Imperial College London, who for the first time have combined a long-term analysis of predominant weather patterns with Europe-wide wind electricity generation.