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23.11.2020

Why do we investigate extreme events? In order to find ways of dealing with what in future may be normal. Find out more in a DIAGONAL interview.

18.11.2020

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16.11.2020

Thanks to research, monitoring and warning systems, people are better protected from rock falls today. Read more about it in a new DIAGONAL article.

09.11.2020

The new DIAGONAL is anything but normal! Read about our research on huge landslides, bone-dry summers and plants as survival artists.

23.10.2020

The "Polarstern" is back from the Arctic. Ruzica Dadic reports on the challenges the team faced until the very end.

16.10.2020

Data from Glacier Monitoring in Switzerland (GLAMOS) shows: the volume of Swiss glaciers has continued to decline in summer 2020.

09.10.2020

The initial results of an Innosuisse project are now available as a WSL report.

25.09.2020

The SLF is recognised for its mountain services with an Albert Mountain Award.

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.