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Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 11.06.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - 08.06.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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.

Physics / Materials Science - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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.

Environment / Sustainable Development - 01.05.2018

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 30.04.2018
Seven Marie Curie Fellowships for the University of Bern
Each year, the European Commission awards Marie Sk?odowska-Curie Individual Fellowships to post-doctoral researchers.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Architecture - 26.04.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - Business / Economics - 24.04.2018
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Many people live at home up to a ripe old age without needing much outside help.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 23.04.2018
Frequent walking: from personal health to sustainable mobility
For his thesis, Derek Christie studied people who walk outdoors for more than one hour per day. Little research has been done into these frequent walkers, who could nevertheless help to shape public policies on mobility.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Business / Economics - 16.03.2018

Environment / Sustainable Development - Life Sciences - 14.03.2018
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
Climate change drives mountain hares to higher altitudes
A warming climate will shrink and fragment mountain hare habitat in the Swiss Alps. Populations are likely to decline as a result, concludes an international study led by the University of Bern and the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). Specialised species like the mountain hare, adapted to life at high altitudes, are particularly affected by climate change.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Civil Engineering - 07.03.2018
A panel of women alumnae celebrate 90 years of hydraulics research
A panel of women alumnae celebrate 90 years of hydraulics research
Six women EPFL alumnae will take to the podium on 8 March to discuss the main challenges in hydraulic engineering, as part of an event commemorating 90 years of hydraulics research in Lausanne.

Innovation / Technology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 06.03.2018
CMU Energy Week To Tackle Pressing Challenges, April 4-6 - News - Carnegie Mellon University
San Juan Mayor, CMU alumna Carmen Yulín Cruz to attend Carnegie Mellon University's Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation will host its third annual CMU Energy Week , April 4-6.

Innovation / Technology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 06.02.2018
New technology undergoes real-world testing
The Zurich-based power company Energie 360° provides natural gas, biogas, and wood pellets throughout Switzerland.

Life Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 01.02.2018
Norway rats trade different commodities
Norway rats trade different commodities
Researchers of the University of Bern have shown for the first time in an experiment that also non-human animals exchange different kind of favours. Humans commonly trade different commodities, which is considered a core competence of our species. However, this capacity is not exclusively human as Norway rats exchange different commodities, too.

Environment / Sustainable Development - Administration / Government - 29.01.2018
Calculating the CO2 emissions of biofuels is not enough
A new EU regulation aims to shrink the environmental footprint of biofuels starting in 2021. But an EPFL scientist thinks we should go one step further and take into account all compounds produced at biorefineries, not just biofuel.

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 16.01.2018
Novartis new data reinforces superiority of Cosentyx versus Stelara * in achieving skin clearance for psoriasis patients
Results from CLARITY study show Cosentyx (secukinumab) was significantly more effective than Stelara * (ustekinumab) in delivering clear and almost clear skin at 12 weeks and at 16 weeks Data support findings from the CLEAR study, which found Cosentyx was superior to Stelara * in achieving sustained skin clearance (PASI 90) at 52 weeks Cosentyx is the first and only fully human interleukin-17A (IL-17A) inhibitor that showed sustained skin cleara

Physics / Materials Science - Environment / Sustainable Development - 21.12.2017
Clear-cut ideas
Clear-cut ideas
Tanja Zimmermann joined Empa's Board of Directors in September. She runs the new Functional Materials department - another step up in a successful career that began in Empa's Wood lab. Thanks to her inquisitiveness, creativity and an eye for the impossible, Zimmermann helped lift a previously little-known research field onto the international stage "Creativity is a basic requirement in research." Tanja Zimmermann is speaking from experience.

Environment / Sustainable Development - 18.12.2017

Physics / Materials Science - Environment / Sustainable Development - 18.12.2017

Environment / Sustainable Development - 12.12.2017
Plankton swim against the current
Plankton swim against the current
Copepods swim together in a swarm even in turbulent currents. Researchers funded by the SNSF have observed the behaviour of fish food with high-speed cameras.

Physics / Materials Science - Environment / Sustainable Development - 11.12.2017

Life Sciences - Environment / Sustainable Development - 11.12.2017

Environment / Sustainable Development - Agronomy / Food Science - 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.

Architecture - Environment / Sustainable Development - 17.11.2017

Chemistry - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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".

Chemistry - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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.

Event - Environment / Sustainable Development - 31.10.2017

History / Archeology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 24.10.2017

Medicine / Pharmacology - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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.

Business / Economics - Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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.

Business / Economics - Environment / Sustainable Development - 20.10.2017

Environment / Sustainable Development - 12.10.2017

Environment / Sustainable Development - Media - 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 / Sustainable Development - 10.10.2017

Environment / Sustainable Development - Mechanical Engineering / Mechanics - 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 / Sustainable Development - Administration / Government - 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.

Environment / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - 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 / Sustainable Development - Politics - 02.10.2017

Politics - Environment / Sustainable Development - 30.09.2017
Minamata Convention sets up office in Geneva
Bern, 30.09.2017 - On 30 September 2017, the approximately 150 States meeting in Geneva for the first Conference of the Parties (COP1) to the Minamata Convention on Mercury decided to base the Convention in Geneva.
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