Snow and avalanches 15.02.2024
25 years since the avalanche winter of 1999
25 years since the avalanche winter of 1999

SLF employees reflect on their experiences in the exceptionally snowy winter of 1998/99 and the insights they gained from it.

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Research 07.02.2024
Climate research on Greenland
Climate research on Greenland

The longest measurement series of meteorological data from the Greenland Ice Sheet is now available to everyone.

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Research 22.01.2024
Climate change: Alpine plants lose protection
Climate change: Alpine plants lose protection

Climate change will alter the distribution of Alpine plants. A new study shows where new protected areas are needed to account for that.

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Research 27.12.2023
Tree rings record unprecedented air dryness
Tree rings record unprecedented air dryness

The air across Europe is becoming increasingly drier due to human-induced climate change, as a WSL-led tree ring study reports. This exacerbates the risk of droughts.

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News

Opinion
15.02.2024

How the fear of losing control impedes new national parks. Carte Blanche for Ross T. Shackleton and Co.

Research
15.02.2024

A new study shows how a participatory WSL initiative can promote a more comprehensive, timely, and detailed monitoring of forests.

Research
14.02.2024

How has agriculture in Europe changed and what options do we have for a sustainable future? Gain insights through interactive e-learning.

Research
08.02.2024

Madagascar has a high level of endemic biodiversity. Researchers from WSL and ETH Zurich have discovered why.

Institutional
08.02.2024

Film about WSL tree ring research in the Lötschental wins the prize for the best short film at the Environmental Film and Screenplay Festival in Los Angeles.

Research
30.01.2024

Flying and crawling robot is set to manoeuvre through the canopy of the rainforest and collect research data.