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Hunting down invasive plant species
Hunting down invasive plant species --- swissinfo.ch is the international branch of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to report on Switzerland ...
Littering kills
Throwing rubbish out of a car window or leaving it in a field after a picnic can have serious consequences. Farmers are finding chopped up aluminium cans in ...
Who's hiding in those lobbies?
As part of a series on swissness in the run up to the elections taking place in Switzerland in October, we're looking in more detail at how the country works. In this ...
Why there are decorated saints in Swiss churches
Dressed up skeletons abound in Swiss churches - who were they and where do they come from? They are all dressed up with nowhere to go - the saints that are ...
Voters to decide fate of giant Basel aquarium
Opponents of the CHF100 million Ozeanium project say it is unsustainable. The people of Basel are set to vote on a project for a giant aquarium complex.
Local superfoods as superheroes
The interest in so-called superfoods has grown recently but some of them are pretty bad for the planet. Local options exist: here are five alternatives to flown in ...
Graubunden gears up for more forest fires
The canton of Graubunden in southeastern Switzerland is investing around CHF20 million in forest fire prevention. The network of water tanks is to be expanded ...
An 18th century merchant ship resurfaces
A merchant ship from the 18th century has been found on the bottom of Lake Neuchâtel. Buried under a layer of sand, it was spotted in 2017 by an airship that ...
Basel’s cathedral celebrates 1,000 years
Basel's cathedral was built 1000 years ago – and specialists have been working almost as long to maintain it. The sandstone walls are particularly susceptible to ...
The outcome of variable ski pass prices
By booking early on the Upper Engadin mountain railways, you get a discount, and the price per day varies depending on visitor numbers. This is a new system ...


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