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Environment - 18.06.2012
Fast-moving floods threaten TGV train lines
Torrential storms can wreak havoc on train tracks. An EPFL laboratory has been commissioned by the French national train network, SNCF, to reproduce the consequences of extreme weather events at a very small scale.

Environment - 05.04.2012
"Virtual water," a barometer of global water resources
When goods are produced, water is used in the process. Even though this water is “virtual,” tracking its import and export gives a crucial indication of the evolution of world water resources. An international team of hydrologists has studied the global trade of virtual water, and is publishing an article this week in the journal PNAS outlining a number of striking conclusions.

Environment - Life Sciences - 28.03.2012
Natural river networks are essential for biodiversity
Natural river networks are essential for biodiversity
To alter natural waterways is to take a serious risk of endangering species living on the entire length of a river. In a joint project, scientists from EPFL, EAWAG and Princeton University have modeled the flow of organisms living along river networks. Their research will be published this week in the journal PNAS.

Environment - 23.03.2012
Mediterranean landscape 6,000 years ago
Mediterranean landscape 6,000 years ago
Journal of Biogeography acceptance - The mid-Holocene vegetation of the Mediterranean region and southern Europe, and comparison with the present day. Authors: Pamela M. Collins, Basil A. S. Davis and Jed O. Kaplan Collins , Davis , and Kaplan map differences in Mediterranean and southern European vegetation beween 6,000 years ago and the present.

Environment - Life Sciences - 18.03.2012
Tracking genes from the sky
Tracking genes from the sky
In the context of a landscape genetics research project dedicated to the study of adaptation of an Alpine plant species to its environment, a team of LASIG's scientists were last Friday on the top of les Rochers-de-Naye.

Administration - Environment - 13.03.2012
Federal Councillor Berset in Singapore to inaugurate first research centre of a Swiss university in Asia
Bern, 13.03.2012 - The head of the Federal Department of Home Affairs, Federal Councillor Alain Berset, will be in Singapore from March 16th to 19th.

Environment - 08.02.2012
Managing floods of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River in China
Managing floods of the Changjiang (Yangtze) River in China
A group of Chinese scientists have come to the EPFL to participate in a workshop on the water management of a 1'808'500 km2 catchment basin, 43 times the surface area of Switzerland.

Environment - 18.01.2012
Giving concrete infrastructure a second life
Giving concrete infrastructure a second life
Rather than just fixing corroding concrete infrastructure, Professor Eugen Brühwiler and his team of engineers have shown that it can be improved using ultra-high performance fiber reinforced concrete.

Mathematics - Environment - 18.01.2012
Climate and the statistics of extremes
Climate and the statistics of extremes
EPFL mathematicians have shown that the risk of extreme climate events is largely underestimated. They are developing a model for better understanding the impact of climate change.

Architecture - Environment - 14.12.2011
Le Corbusier, a revised vision of the architect and his work
Le Corbusier, a revised vision of the architect and his work
Roberto Gargiani unveils a different vision of Switzerland's most famous architect - Le Corbusier. Published at EPFL Press.

Environment - Chemistry - 12.12.2011
Model shows how façade pollutants make it into the environment
Model shows how façade pollutants make it into the environment
Peak concentrations of biocides from house paint prove prevalent in urban river basins. Anti-fungal and anti-bacterial additives in house paint are present in dangerous quantities in the Vauchère river basin in the city of Lausanne, says a study to be presented the 9th of December, at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) conference in San Francisco.

Architecture - Environment - 29.11.2011
Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Systems, a new book
Architectural Integration and Design of Solar Systems, a new book
Solar thermal systems are today the most efficient renewable choice for hot water production.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.11.2011
EPFL's long history of engineering geology
EPFL's long history of engineering geology
It was an era of massive construction projects - dams, roads, and bridges - and many felt there was a need to better understand and control the behavior of the soil and rock underpinnings of all these infrastructures.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 18.11.2011
EPFL's long history of Geotechnical Engineering
EPFL's long history of Geotechnical Engineering
It was an era of massive construction projects - dams, roads, and bridges - and many felt there was a need to better understand and control the behavior of the soil and rock underpinnings of all these infrastructures.

Environment - 17.11.2011
ARVE published in
ARVE published in "Global Change Biology"
ARVE researchers at EPFL/ENAC publish in "Global Change Biology" on the effects of land use and climate change on the carbon cycle of Europe over the past 500 years! Learn more on http://arve.

Environment - 16.11.2011
Publication in the "Revista de Edificación"
An article by Emmanuel Rey of the Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) is published in the last issue of the Spanish journal "Revista de Edificación" (RE). This contribution deals with the topic of sustainable urban housing with, as a basis, the experiences encountered notably during the development of the Ecoparc district in Neuchâtel (Switzerland).

Environment - Life Sciences - 30.09.2011
EPFL appoints new professors
Grégoire Courtine has been appointed as Associate Professor of Life Sciences at the School of Life Sciences (SV) .

Environment - Physics - 15.09.2011
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Plants create a water reserve in the soil
Experiments performed at the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) reveal that a zone of higher water concentration exists around the roots of a plant.

Architecture - Environment - 27.07.2011
New leadership in architecture
New leadership in architecture
Luca Ortelli is the new director of the Institute of Architecture and the City in EPFL's School of Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering (ENAC).

Innovation - Environment - 25.07.2011
Modeling electricity markets: a challenge for the future
Modeling electricity markets: a challenge for the future
A research platform partially funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has been established at EPFL.

Environment - 21.07.2011
EU approves EPFL's criteria for sustainable biofuels
EU approves EPFL's criteria for sustainable biofuels
The standard established by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) at EPFL has recently been recognized as proof of compliance with the EU biofuel's mandate.

Environment - Innovation - 22.06.2011

Environment - 01.06.2011
Russian submersibles arrive on Lake Geneva
Russian submersibles arrive on Lake Geneva
The arrival of the MIR submersibles on the shores of Lake Geneva kicks off the Elemo scientific campaign.

Environment - 16.05.2011
Groundwater of the Geneva basin under scrutiny from hydrogeologist
Groundwater of the Geneva basin under scrutiny from hydrogeologist
Could our drinking water resources be at risk from drought, among other things? The canton of Vaud has commissioned an EPFL laboratory to draw up a geological map of the conservation and the water resources.

Chemistry - Environment - 15.04.2011
A chance discovery may revolutionize hydrogen production
A chance discovery may revolutionize hydrogen production
Molybdenum based catalysts now enable a more cost-effective and sustainable hydrogen production. Producing hydrogen in a sustainable way is a challenge and production cost is too high. A team led by EPFL Professor Xile Hu has discovered that a molybdenum based catalyst allows hydrogen production at room temperature, and is inexpensive and efficient.

Environment - Electroengineering - 14.04.2011
EPFL takes on the Vendée Globe in Bernard Stamm's wake
EPFL takes on the Vendée Globe in Bernard Stamm’s wake
The navigator from the Swiss canton of Vaud is working with EPFL to equip his new boat, Rivages, designed for the Vendée Globe 2012.

Physics - Environment - 23.06.2010
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
Swiss Energy Research in the European Alliance
The development of pathways towards a sustainable energy supply is one of the most urgent technical challenges facing us today.

Computer Science / Telecom - Environment - 09.06.2010
IBM and MEMSIC bring ease of use to wireless sensors
MEMSIC Adopts IBM Software to Enable Organizations to More Easily Harness Sensors and Find Patterns in Ubiquitous Data Rosemont, IL, June 9, 2010—IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a contract with MEMSIC Inc.

Environment - 27.01.2010
CO2-Anstieg und Klimaerwärmung verstärken sich gegenseitig
Bern - Universität Bern Der vom Menschen verursachte Klimawandel bewirkt eine zusätzliche Freisetzung des Treibhausgases CO" aus der Landbiosphäre und dem Ozean " dadurch wird die globale Erwärmung verstärkt.

Life Sciences - Environment - 22.01.2010
Das Gelb der Kohlmeise ist ein Zeichen für die Spermien-Fitness
Bern - Universität Bern Die gelbe Farbe des Federkleides der Kohlmeisen ist eng gekoppelt an die Qualität ihrer Spermien: Die leuchtend gelbe Meise kann ihre Spermien besser vor Schäden schützen und ist fruchtbarer als die blasse.

Environment - Business / Economics - 22.12.2009
«Wir brauchen einen globalen Emissionshandel»
Zurich - University of Zurich Marc Chesney, Professor für Finance an der Universität Zürich, ist nicht begeistert über das Resultat der Klimakonferenz von Kopenhagen.

Environment - 21.12.2009
Hungern und frieren im Altiplano
Zurich - University of Zurich Der Klimawandel trifft die Menschen in den armen Ländern besonders hart.

Environment - Innovation - 28.10.2009
Test lab for cities of tomorrow in Singapore
28.10.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . ETH Zurich is stepping up its commitment in Asia: from mid-2010, a novel platform for urban development is to be established in Singapore in the form of the "Future Cities Laboratory".

Environment - Innovation - 25.09.2009
New Monte Rosa Hut SAC opens its doors
25.09.2009 / Zurich - ETH Zürich . The "hut of the future" is finished. After about six years on the drawing board - two of which as a student project design - and a construction phase spanning two summers, the New Monte Rosa Hut above Zermatt is finally open for business.