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31.03.2017: «Just film it!» - Nationaler Videowettbewerb für Jugendliche
«Just film it!»

Die WSL lanciert einen nationalen Videowettbewerb für Jugendliche. Ziel: Jugendliche für Umweltforschung begeistern und zur Kreativität anspornen. Den Gewinnern winken attraktive Geld- und Sachpreise von verschiedenen Sponsoren.

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29.03.2017: Neues Buch über 300 Waldinsekten – lehrreich, lebendig, lesenswert
Neues Buch über 300 Waldinsekten – lehrreich, lebendig, lesenswert

Mit den 580 faszinierenden Bildern seines neuen Buches "Insekten im Wald" entführt Beat Wermelinger interessierte Laien wie Fachleute in die schillernde Welt der Sechsbeiner.

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22.03.2017: Combating Ukraine’s energy crisis with wood fuel
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
12. Eco.naturkongress

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 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 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?
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
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
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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