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31.01.2019

On May 24 2019 a WSL symposium on 'Learning from extreme events' for scientists and practitioners will take place in Davos (in German).

25.01.2019

FC Guy Parmelin visited the SLF on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF), where all the institutions in the ETH Domain presented themselves.

23.01.2019

Felix Kienast is the new President of the Forum Landscape, Alps, Parks, which is part of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT).

17.01.2019

The further away trees grow from the poles or mountain peaks, the more drought limits their growth.

16.01.2019

A study including the participation of the SLF and of PERMOS demonstrates that permafrost temperatures have risen worldwide over the last 10 years.

18.12.2018

Forests still suffer from ozone exposure, despite decreasing ozone levels, WSL researchers report.

13.12.2018

A cress species thrives on soils contaminated with heavy metals – because it has adapted genetically in the course of evolution, a new study shows.

10.12.2018

Forests in the northern regions of Canada are not well adapted to drought. This was the result of a study conducted within a unique field trial.

06.12.2018

A model developed by WSL researchers can predict long-term droughts over several weeks. This helps hydropower producers. (Press release of the SNF)

29.11.2018

The recognition by UNESCO underlines the interplay of traditional knowledge, technology and folk culture in intangible cultural heritage.

28.11.2018

Regional development is a central pillar of Swiss policy. A new factsheet shows how this works best.

26.11.2018

The expansion of renewable energy will further decentralise power and heat generation in Switzerland. (Image: Pexels.com)

19.11.2018

The first global vegetation database contains over 1.1 million vegetation records.

13.11.2018

The network for climate services NCCS has a new web portal. The WSL is contributing the priority theme forest functions and climate change.

08.11.2018

New book: A new method makes urban sprawl measurable and comparable for the first time. This should help making spatial planning more sustainable.

07.11.2018

The new issue of WSL’s magazine Diagonal focuses on networks – both in nature and in science.

06.11.2018

As a tree physiologist at WSL, Leonie Schönbeck researches how trees take up and store energy, and how they recover from drought.

06.11.2018

A European research team is looking for solutions to combine renewable energies with landscape protection. The results are now available.

25.10.2018

The art installation "Sounding Soil", developed together with WSL, takes visitors on a sound journey into the soil. It is exhibited in Bern until 11/25.

24.10.2018

Destructive typhoons are moving poleward. According to a new study, the destructive impact of typhoons is moving to new areas which are not accustomed to them.