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Switching to renewable energy is expensive
In Switzerland, countless oil and gas heating systems will soon need to be replaced if climate targets are to be reached. Yet it seems that ... In Switzerland ...
Switzerland’s first female fighter pilot takes to the skies
Fanny Chollet is the first woman to qualify as a fighter pilot in Switzerland, having started her training in 2012. --- swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the ...
Ski touring and avalanche courses are booming
Off-piste snow sports are booming, and this trend is also snowballing demand for ski touring and avalanche courses. Ski touring, snowboard tours, snowshoe ...
Skis 'made in Switzerland'
About ten ski brands are still produced in Switzerland how do they keep their business afloat? Less than one in five skiers go down the slopes on Swiss skis.
Energy saving made easy
If heating systems in second homes in Switzerland could be controlled remotely, a large amount of energy would be saved. If heating systems in second homes ...
flight shaming
Young Swedish activist Greta Thunberg and the thousands of young Swiss who are striking for the climate have drawn the public's attention to air traffic pollution.
Refugees at work
While waiting for a decision on their asylum request, refugees are placed in asylum centres throughout the country. In some of them, cantons offer professional ...
Changes ahead for homeschooling families
There are 1000 children being homeschooled in Switzerland, 600 of them in the western Swiss canton of Vaud. But the rules there could be tightened, which will ...
A 2000-year-old guest in Switzerland
The loan of a three-metre tall, 2000-year-old Gandhara-period Buddha statue proved to be a bigger challenge than anticipated for Zurich's Rietberg museum.
Here comes the algorithm
Alliance F, the organisation of Swiss feminists' associations, has raised money to develop an algorithm that would be able to detect hate speech online.


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