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We will be glad to assist the media in their research and to arrange interviews with our in-house experts. Both media representatives and freelancers are very welcome to visit our research sites and study plots all over the country.


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The soils around lead and zinc mines, as here in Olkusz-Boleslaw in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship, Poland, are severely contaminated with heavy metals. (Foto: Pierre Vollenweider, WSL)

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

Some lodgepole pines as shown here may die after dry spells. (Photo: Miriam Isaac-Renton)

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.

Ein breites Kiesbett erstreckt sich zwischen Gehölzen. Wasser ist keines sichtbar.

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

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