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Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 13.05.2022
New head for fisheries advisory service
New head for fisheries advisory service
Andrin Krähenbühl has been fishing since childhood. He studied biology at the University of Bern - strongly connected to water and to Eawag.

Environment - 12.05.2022
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Teaming up to solve water-related problems in Ghana
Two EPFL students, Nour Ghalia Abassi and Mohamed Ali Dhraief, spent ten days in Ghana working on water-related projects.

Environment - Sport - 10.05.2022
Playing for climate protection
Playing for climate protection
If Switzerland wants to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050, there are still many hurdles to overcome.

Laboratory - Environment - 05.05.2022
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Where I work: Seeing the invisible
Do you remember the first time that you used a microscope? Actually, I had one as a child, it was a small toy microscope that you had to put in the sunlight to be able to magnify anything.

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 05.05.2022
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
In order to close nutrient cycles, many stakeholders must work together
"Resources from the bowl are the key" (in German: "Ressourcen aus der Schüssel sind der Schlüssel") is the title of a discussion paper that Sabine Hoffmann, Lisa Deutsch and Kai Udert developed together with a transdisciplinary team from research, politics and practice.

Environment - Computer Science - 20.04.2022
App helps with difficult decisions
App helps with difficult decisions
"ValueDecisions" is the name of the new tool developed by Judit Lienert and her research group, which deals with decision analysis at the aquatic research institute Eawag. The web app relieves users of the complicated programming work that was previously required for professional decision-making.

Environment - Innovation - 11.04.2022
'CO2 must be fairly priced'
’CO2 must be fairly priced’
Empa is working intensively on solutions to reach the climate targets and is starting on its own doorstep.

Environment - Innovation - 08.04.2022
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
The sewage system in Switzerland is very effective, one of the best in the world, but it is also highly costly and resource-intense.

Environment - Economics / Business - 07.04.2022
Micropollutants: SMEs also contribute to pollution
Micropollutants: SMEs also contribute to pollution
Chemicals from building materials, cleaning agents and pharmaceuticals or cosmetics reach the wastewater treatment plants with the domestic wastewater.

Environment - Economics / Business - 05.04.2022
A sustainable energy transition starts with individuals
A sustainable energy transition starts with individuals
EPFL and the Smart Living Lab will embark on an eight-year research project designed to help Switzerland cut its energy use.

Computer Science - Environment - 04.04.2022
Gliding to Greater Sustainability
Gliding to Greater Sustainability
Imagine designing a robotic glider able to accelerate to 800km per hour using only the wind at its back. Combining passion with work, EPFL Professor Pascal Fua is leading research to develop the required capabilities, with important implications for sustainability. Head of EPFL's Computer Vision Laboratory (CV) in the School of Computer and Communication Sciences and a passionate gliding enthusiast, Pascal Fua always wanted to fly.

Health - Environment - 01.04.2022

Materials Science - Environment - 31.03.2022
CircuBAT improves eco-balance of e-mobility
CircuBAT improves eco-balance of e-mobility
The research project CircuBAT aims to create a circular business model for the production, application and recycling of lithium-ion batteries used for mobility purposes. Seven Swiss research institutions and 24 companies are joining forces to look for ways to boost sustainability in all stages of a battery's life cycle.

Environment - 24.03.2022
The non-native quagga mussel is spreading in Switzerland and impacting lake ecosystems
The non-native quagga mussel is spreading in Switzerland and impacting lake ecosystems
The issue of invasive species is one of the main factors contributing to the loss of species diversity in ecosystems around the world.

Environment - 23.03.2022
Species richness of common aquatic insects in Swiss watercourses stable since 2010
Species richness of common aquatic insects in Swiss watercourses stable since 2010
Studies on the temporal development of insects in Switzerland and worldwide often conclude that their biodiversity has declined drastically.

Environment - 18.03.2022
Swiss groundwater, how are you doing?
Mr Moeck, 22 March is World Water Day and this year the motto is "Our groundwater, the invisible treasure".

Environment - Microtechnics - 18.03.2022

Art and Design - Environment - 16.03.2022

Environment - Campus - 12.03.2022

Health - Environment - 10.03.2022
Extreme temperatures come at a high price
A study prepared at the University of Bern shows in detail for the first time how heat in Switzerland has increasingly led to high death rates over the past 50 years.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 09.03.2022
New research program will study fjord ecosystems in Greenland
New research program will study fjord ecosystems in Greenland
In a four-year field research program led by EPFL, in association with several other Swiss institutions, scientists will aim to understand the ecosystem of Greenlandic fjords in the context of a changing climate.

Earth Sciences - Environment - 02.03.2022
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
Fjords in the Swiss Plateau
A team of researchers of the University of Bern supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation drilled a borehole into the Bernese subsoil.

Environment - 01.03.2022
How data processing can heat buildings
How data processing can heat buildings
A newly installed data center in the NEST research building is not only used for data processing, but also helps to heat the entire building.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 24.02.2022
Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century
Swiss rivers on track to overheat by the end of the century
According to an EPFL study, if we take immediate measures to reduce CO2 emissions, we could limit the rise in the temperature of Swiss rivers to 1°C between now and 2090 without drastically affecting their discharge.

Environment - Economics / Business - 21.02.2022
Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy 2021: Ticino’s views and preferences on energy and the challenge of climate change
Measuring the sensitivity of Swiss residents to the problem of climate change and possible solutions: it is the objective of the Consumer Barometer of Renewable Energy 2021, a study that the Chair of

Life Sciences - Environment - 17.02.2022
Symbionts promote biodiversity
Symbionts promote biodiversity
Symbiotic relationships are not as rare as we sometimes think. Symbiosis is widespread in nature, for example in aphids.

Environment - Electroengineering - 17.02.2022

Life Sciences - Environment - 15.02.2022
Climate change affects the diet of birds
Climate change affects the diet of birds
It takes two to three weeks for the young of songbirds such as House Wrens and Barn Swallows to grow big and strong enough to leave the nest.

Life Sciences - Environment - 10.02.2022

Environment - Life Sciences - 09.02.2022
When rain overwhelms the sewers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria flood the river
When rain overwhelms the sewers, antibiotic-resistant bacteria flood the river
Antibiotic resistance is an emerging threat to public health, and now a leading cause of death worldwide , killing close to five million people in 2019.

Environment - 07.02.2022
CH-GNet - new platform for ground water topics launched
CH-GNet - new platform for ground water topics launched
"Most Swiss people think that qualitatively flawless groundwater can be obtained in sufficient quantities without any problems in this country.

Career - Environment - 01.02.2022
Using co-working spaces to recycle e-waste sustainably
Using co-working spaces to recycle e-waste sustainably
An Indo-Swiss research team led by researchers is developing an ecological and solidarity-based business model that reduces the environmental impact of e-waste recycling.

Environment - Campus - 14.01.2022

Health - Environment - 05.01.2022
Better use of office daylighting can improve people's well-being
Better use of office daylighting can improve people's well-being
A PhD candidate at EPFL studied the use of automated control systems for blinds and electric lighting to regulate the amount of daylight in an office, and found that such systems can cut a building's energy demand and stimulate occupants' circadian rhythms, improving their health and well-being.

Materials Science - Environment - 04.01.2022
Ecological coating for Bananas
Ecological coating for Bananas
Empa and Lidl Switzerland have jointly developed a cellulose protective coating for fruit and vegetables. The novel coating is made from so-called pomace - squeezed fruit and vegetable peels. The innovative project can reduce packaging and prevent food waste. Plastic packaging in grocery stores protects fruits and vegetables from spoilage, but also creates significant amounts of waste.

Environment - Earth Sciences - 23.12.2021
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
Climate and Soil Determine Distribution of Plant Traits
An international research team succeeded in identifying global factors that explain the diversity of form and function in plants. Led by the University of Zurich, the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry in Jena and the University of Leipzig, the researchers collected and analyzed plant data from around the world.

Materials Science - Environment - 20.12.2021
Multifunctional construction elements lower buildings' energy needs
Multifunctional construction elements lower buildings' energy needs
Engineers at EPFL have studied the use of construction slabs that serve both as structural building elements and floor heating systems.

Environment - Life Sciences - 20.12.2021
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
Shoots and roots respond differently to climate change
A new synthesis conducted by a group of international scientists including Madhav P. Thakur from the University of Bern reveals mismatches between aboveand belowground plant phenology due to climate change.

Environment - 16.12.2021
Rethinking Switzerland's built infrastructure
Rethinking Switzerland’s built infrastructure
Buildings, roads, railways, supply and disposal networks and much more: The entire Swiss built environment is as complex as its challenges for the future - due to climate change, natural hazards, population growth and other factors.

Environment - 16.12.2021

Environment - Life Sciences - 15.12.2021
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
Brain study on how to slow down climate change
When it comes to climate-friendly behaviour, there is often a gap between what we want and what we actually do.

Environment - Mechanical Engineering - 15.12.2021
The combustion engine is not yet dead
The combustion engine is not yet dead
A lot has happened in 2021: In January, the Swiss government adopted the "Long-Term Climate Strategy for Switzerland" with the goal of net zero by 2050.

Environment - 14.12.2021
Playing for climate protection
Playing for climate protection
If Switzerland wants to achieve its goal of being climate neutral by 2050, there are still many hurdles to overcome.
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