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22.03.2017 Combating Ukraine’s energy crisis with wood fuel

Ukraine’s energy crisis has worsened dramatically since its rift with Russia. Wood fuel could offer a way out of this plight. A new WSL project is now supporting research into the area.

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21.03.2017 12. Eco.naturkongress: Wasserschloss Schweiz in Gefahr

Das Schweizer Forum für nachhaltige Entwicklung widmet sich am diesjährigen Jahreskongress dem Schweizer Wasserhaushalt. Der Anlass findet am 31. März 2017 in Basel statt.

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20.03.2017 The ACE completes its voyage around Antarctica

The Antarctic Circumnavigation Expedition (ACE) reached Cape Town on Sunday, 19 March, completing its three-­month voyage around the great white continent.

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13.03.2017 Switzerland could generate more energy out of used wood

Switzerland is not fully exploiting a significant source of clean energy: 173,000 tonnes of used wood could be re-used producing valuable heat and power energy today, in addition to the 644,000 tonnes of used wood already being used.

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09.03.2017 Can tree rings predict volcanic eruptions?

Scientists made a surprising discovery on their mission to find better indicators for impending volcanic eruptions: it looks like tree rings may be able to predict eruptions, report the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL and the ETH Zurich.

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02.03.2017 Insects love windthrows

Storm-ravaged woodland is approximately twice as rich in insect species as undamaged forest, a WSL-led study concludes. Many endangered forest insects benefit from open forest areas.

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16.02.2017 Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps

A study published today in The Cryosphere, a journal of the European Geosciences Union, shows bare Alpine slopes could be a much more common sight in the future.

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08.02.2017 New species of moss discovered

A researcher from the WSL has discovered a previously unknown species of moss in the Alps - although the mosses in the region are considered to be well researched.

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25.01.2017 Natural hazards fatalities have been falling since 1946

Since 1946, events associated with natural hazards have claimed more than 1,000 human lives. Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL) have now compiled a database of these fatalities to analyse the development of casualty figures over time.

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18.01.2017 Arctic and Climate Change: Urgent Meeting in Davos

Growing concern prompts ‘Arctic Basecamp’ at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting calling for responsible and responsive leadership on Arctic change.

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05.01.2017 Eight European countries fight against the Asian longhorned beetle

Asian longhorned beetles (ALBs), which are harmful to many broadleaf trees, have been spotted in eight European countries to date. The city of Winterthur (Switzerland) is the first place in Europe to eradicate a large beetle infestation in just four years.

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