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16.02.2017: Less snow and a shorter ski season in the Alps
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
New 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
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
Arctic and Climate Change

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
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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23.12.2016: Graffiti for science
Graffiti for science

Graffiti for science: Researchers have painted the walls of a gorge near Zermatt. Their goal is to find a low-cost way to measure rock erosion.

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22.12.2016: Forum für Wissen: How forests cope with climate change
How forests cope with climate change

Confronted with climate change, forests will no longer be able to maintain their performance in terms of timber production, protection against natural hazards and recreational spaces for the public. This much is clear from the results of the Forests and Climate Change research programme. And it poses a very real challenge for forest management.

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20.12.2016: Polarforscher zu Antarktisumrundung gestartet
Polarforscher zu Antarktisumrundung gestartet

Ein Forschungsschiff startet heute zur ersten wissenschaftlichen Expedition mit vollständiger Antarktis-Umrundung. Auch die EPFL und das SLF sind mit dabei.

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07.12.2016: First trinational videoconference between teenagers and forest scientists
NFZ Trialogue

Special day for 40 French, German and Swiss teenagers: via a video-conference they interviewed scientists about forests and their future. This bilingual trialogue closed the 10 years jubilee of NFZ.forestnet

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30.11.2016: Intensification of land use leads to the same species everywhere
Homogenized ecosystems

Where people use grasslands more intensively, not only species diversity decreases - but the landscape also becomes more monotonous across regions. This is also detrimental for humans.

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