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Environment - 27.09.2022
Eawag agrees on cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency
Eawag agrees on cooperation with International Atomic Energy Agency
Janet Hering, Director of the aquatic research institute Eawag, signed a cooperation agreement with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Monday 26 September 2022.

Environment - 26.09.2022
Promoting the many aspects of sustainability in public procurement 
Public procurement can be a booster of sustainability, but this requires a paradigm shift in the law that is not easy to implement.

Environment - Life Sciences - 22.09.2022

Environment - Agronomy / Food Science - 21.09.2022
On environmental issues, the city-country divide is smaller than often assumed
Header We like to perpetuate the idea of a divide in the attitudes of city dwellers and country people as part of debates on the environment, but it's simply not the reality, explains Thomas Bernauer.

Environment - Economics / Business - 20.09.2022

Environment - Innovation - 20.09.2022
Powering ahead!
Powering ahead!
Five ETH spin-offs are displaying the kind of innovative thinking that will determine the success of the energy transition.

Environment - Physics - 20.09.2022

Environment - 20.09.2022
Eawag Info Day 2022 in Lausanne
The Eawag Info Day on 15 September was held at the SwissTech Convention Center on the EPFL campus, making it the second time Eawag has been a guest in Lausanne.

Environment - 19.09.2022
Mission co-operate: Project developer of the new campus
Mission co-operate: Project developer of the new campus
For the research institutes Empa and Eawag, Hannes Pichler developed the strategy for an innovative and sustainable campus.

Environment - 16.09.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 12.09.2022
A thousand days of CHEOPS
A thousand days of CHEOPS
After a thousand days in orbit, the CHEOPS space telescope shows almost no signs of wear. Under these conditions, it could continue to reveal details of some of the most fascinating exoplanets for quite some time. CHEOPS is a joint mission by the European Space Agency (ESA) and Switzerland, under the aegis of the University of Bern in collaboration with the University of Geneva.

Environment - Electroengineering - 08.09.2022
EPFL takes another step towards carbon neutrality
EPFL takes another step towards carbon neutrality
Today EPFL inaugurated its new heating plant, which has the capacity to heat and cool the Lausanne campus solely by drawing water from Lake Geneva and recovering excess heat from a connected data center.

Environment - Art and Design - 30.08.2022
Investigation into the human perception of bird calls
Investigation into the human perception of bird calls
Sound and music researchers at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts have investigated in an SNSF-funded project how humans perceive bird calls and how humans and birds interact sonically.

Environment - Innovation - 26.08.2022
With new solar modules, greenhouses run on their own energy
With new solar modules, greenhouses run on their own energy
Plants use light waves from only a portion of the spectrum for photosynthesis - the remainder can be recovered and used to generate solar power.

Innovation - Environment - 25.08.2022
Digital science for a sustainable future
This year, Empa will once again be taking part in the Swiss Digital Days with various activities - with exciting insights into different research topics.

Environment - Health - 24.08.2022
A Narrowing Window for Change: Experts Call for Global Climate Action
Climate change is an imminent threat to human health and well-being and to our planet. Urgent action is needed in order to reduce climate risks and secure a liveable future. To support policy-makers on climate-related action, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report was recently published, providing a detailed evaluation of the impact of climate change globally.

Environment - Architecture - 23.08.2022
Historic buildings upgraded to the latest energy standards
Historic buildings upgraded to the latest energy standards
In early August 2022, the Aerogel Architecture Award was presented at Empa for the second time. The winning project comes from Germany, while buildings from Switzerland take second and third place.

Politics - Environment - 17.08.2022
Confederation preparing to issue first green Confederation bond
The Federal Council intends to strengthen the Swiss financial centre's position as a leading location for sustainable financial services.

Environment - Campus - 16.08.2022
RebuiLT, or how to rebuild a house sustainably
RebuiLT, or how to rebuild a house sustainably
The Low-Tech Lab in Lausanne has been part of the Unipoly association of EPFL since 2021 and aims to popularize the low-tech approach already found in several other European universities.

Environment - 15.08.2022
Preventing heat islands is a priority for the future of our cities
Preventing heat islands is a priority for the future of our cities
Summer series - Master's project (7). Two EPFL Master's students carried out meticulous research on heat islands, or densely packed urban areas with features that can aggravate high temperatures during heat waves, posing a serious threat to vulnerable residents. The summer of 2022 was unprecedented: the series of heat waves between June and August provided a glimpse of how climate change will make cities increasingly arduous places to live in the summer months.

Astronomy / Space Science - Environment - 04.08.2022
A new rating for space sustainability
The new Space Sustainability Rating hosted at eSpace, the EPFL Space Center, encourages space actors to design and implement sustainable and responsible space missions - trailblazing the path to ensure the long-term sustainability of the space environment.

Chemistry - Environment - 19.07.2022
Industrial wastewater: even state-of-the-art treatment plants do not eliminate all contaminants
Industrial wastewater: even state-of-the-art treatment plants do not eliminate all contaminants
Even though industrial wastewater is treated at state-of-the art plants, the sheer variety of synthetic organic compounds from the chemical and pharmaceutical industry which end up in surface waters are seriously underestimated.

Environment - 15.07.2022
Joint initiatives of the ETH Domain
To strengthen the strategic priorities on sustainability and dialogue with society, the ETH Domain, of which Eawag is a part, will further strengthen and bundle its cooperation and coordination.

Environment - 15.07.2022
Science is revealing the scale of microplastic pollution
Science is revealing the scale of microplastic pollution
Plastics are everywhere in our environment, even inside living organisms. This article looks at the impact of this major pollution risk and accompanies our report on the SEA Plastics expedition, which is currently crisscrossing the Mediterranean to raise awareness of the issue. Nowhere on Earth is free from microplastics.

Environment - Campus - 14.07.2022

Transport - Environment - 14.07.2022

Research Management - Environment - 11.07.2022

Economics / Business - Environment - 04.07.2022
Cutting carbon emissions upstream and downstream
Cutting carbon emissions upstream and downstream
Summer series - Master's project (1). EPFL student Clara Grandry is completing an internship at Tetra Pak - the world's leading supplier of food-packaging products and processes - for her Master's project.

Environment - Life Sciences - 29.06.2022

Chemistry - Environment - 28.06.2022
Aiming at an industry without CO2 emissions
Aiming at an industry without CO2 emissions
On 20 June, the Association for the Decarbonization of Industry with representatives from industry, energy suppliers, the financial sector and research adopted a joint strategy with the aim of developing holistic approaches for CO2 cuts in industrial applications that can rapidly be implemented. The focus is on high-temperature processes and logistics.

Life Sciences - Environment - 28.06.2022

Environment - 27.06.2022

Environment - Innovation - 24.06.2022
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
Spinning a network to promote Power-to-X
On Thursday, 23 June, stakeholders from research, business, administration and politics met at the Zurich Innovation Park in Dübendorf for the first meeting of the newly created SPIN platform for the promotion of Power-to-X technologies.

Chemistry - Environment - 21.06.2022
We need to simplify chemistry
Making the chemical industry sustainable means reducing not only its dependence on fossil raw materials but also its toxicity footprint.

Environment - Career - 17.06.2022
Walking to net zero
The Canton of Zurich recently adopted the net-zero 2040 climate protection target. Here Sibylle Wälty appeals for more 10-minute neighbourhoods, which, by making better use of the settlement area, will reduce emissions.

Environment - Event - 15.06.2022
Sustainable Investments by Private Banks Are Becoming Almost Standard Practice
Private banks across Europe are meeting more client demands, new regulations and pressure from stakeholders with better qualified advisors.

Environment - 14.06.2022
Drone collects water samples autonomously
Drone collects water samples autonomously
In the future, drones could open up new possibilities for taking water samples fully automatically in remote areas.

Environment - Politics - 13.06.2022

Environment - 10.06.2022
Sustainable solutions from a concrete canoe
Sustainable solutions from a concrete canoe
This weekend, students from ETH Zurich won the sustainability prize at the 18 th concrete canoe regatta in Brandenburg with their boat "TruchETH".

Agronomy / Food Science - Environment - 10.06.2022
When it comes to food, less is often more
For Achim Walter, it-s time we take responsibility for what we eat. As consumers, we have a right to demand a food system that serves the environment, promotes health and protects those in less affluent circumstances.

Environment - 09.06.2022
Comic Report: Research with Faeces at Eawag
Comic Report: Research with Faeces at Eawag
Eawag's research is usually reported on in scientific papers and media articles. Rather unusual, however, is the form of a comic. Illustrator Celine Künzle took a close-up look at Eawag's research with faeces and recorded her impressions in the recently-published comic report. The comic reportage "Researching with faeces" is one of a total of four contributions by Celine Künzle for the current issue of the comic magazine Strapazin.

Environment - 02.06.2022
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