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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.

23.10.2018

A new study shows that migrations and wintering areas of migratory birds are not sufficiently taken into account in species conservation.

16.10.2018

The Japanese beetle, which is native to Asia, is heading for Switzerland. The invasive species has already established near Milan.

01.10.2018

The book "Moore der Schweiz" (German) presents the development of moors in Switzerland and their research. Includes many case studies.

27.09.2018

The Int. Org. of Vine and Wine has honoured the work "Diversità dei vigneti della Svizzera italiana" by Marco Moretti (WSL). Congratulations!

15.08.2018

Fine tree roots get far less old than previously assumed, as demonstrated by tree ring analyses in a study published in Nature Communications.

09.07.2018

Soils and forests are very dry, the water in rivers and lakes low. July started drier than the scorching summer of 2015. More on drought.ch (German).

02.07.2018

Spectacular outbreak of the larvae of the grey larch tortrix in Engadine and Valais: the trees look ill, but will recover within short time.

26.06.2018

The southern location of WSL opened its doors to the public on June 9, 2018.