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10.09.2020

Like trees, dead wood helps to prevent rockfall, initial SLF research results suggest.

02.09.2020

Amy Macfarlane, post-graduate student at SLF, postponed her scheduled return and experienced by the skin of her teeth how “her” ice floe transformed back to water. More in the blog.

 

27.08.2020

SLF researchers have assessed how natural hazards in the Alps are likely to change in the future and what this will mean for hikers and hiking trails.

25.08.2020

Broad-leaved trees could help to reduce some of the adverse local impacts of climate change better than needle-leaved trees. This shows a new study.

20.08.2020

The current situation of all natural hazards in Switzerland is shown on the newly revised federal portal www.natural-hazards.ch.

18.08.2020

The sympathy for the tragic death of our director is overwhelming. Here you can find an obituary and an online condolence book.

17.08.2020

A new study, in which the late WSL Director also participated, estimates the sea-level rise caused by the melting of the Greenland ice.

05.08.2020

According to a new WSL study, a larger area of the world’s glaciers than previously thought is covered with debris and thus melting slower.

04.08.2020

Even during lockdown, WSL glaciologist Matthias Huss had to measure glaciers – without using cable cars. Read about this experience in the blog.

22.07.2020

Niklaus Zimmermann is stepping down from the WSL Directorate after 15 eventful years, during which he has been instrumental in shaping the WSL.

 

21.07.2020

The world's first national permafrost monitoring network has documented warming of permafrost in the Swiss Alps since the year 2000.

16.07.2020

Herbivores such as deer, snails or insects keep nutrient cycles on pastures in the National Park running. Without them, the ecosystem collapses.

18.06.2020

A WSL research programme is examining the impact of climate change on rock slope failures, avalanches and debris flows and developing responses.

15.06.2020

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 85 million of damage and resulted in five fatalities in 2019.

12.06.2020

New centre to explore climate change and natural hazards in the Alpine region.

11.06.2020

Wood can be building material, CO2 storage and even a force of nature. The latest issue of Diagonal is dedicated to this renewable resource.

08.06.2020

Leg 3 of MOSAiC takes 3 months longer than planned. The WSL remote sensing installation threatened by ice crack finally allows good data collection.

28.05.2020

SLF researchers have examined the formation of 'microquakes' in snow, which could also play a role in avalanche formation.

20.05.2020

To mark Biodiversity Day (22 May), a WSL and an Eawag researcher tell us why it is important to look beyond the system boundaries.

13.05.2020

By measuring the snow water equivalent over a long period, the SLF is facilitating the detection of long-term changes in our climate system.