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20.12.2019

Starting this winter, the avalanche bulletin will highlight the most significant avalanche problem.

16.12.2019

20 years ago, hurricane Lothar caused tremendous damage. Meanwhile, more robust, species-rich forests have regrown in many places.

13.12.2019

Researchers on the MOSAiC expedition are grappling with a number of challenges, including damage caused by a storm. But the work goes on.

10.12.2019

An evaluation of satellite images shows that more than 18,000 avalanches occurred during heavy snowfall in January 2018.

27.11.2019

Today, the Federal Council re-elected WSL Director Konrad Steffen until the end of June 2021.

27.11.2019

How well does forest protect against landslides? A special issue of the Swiss Forestry Journal and the WSL landslide database provide answers.

25.11.2019

The WSL measuring station in Davos is now an officially certified site in the ICOS Switzerland network.

19.11.2019

For effective protection against natural hazards, practice and research must work together. The new DIAGONAL reports on opportunities and pitfalls.

14.11.2019

SLF researcher David Wagner reports on how the MOSAiC expedition team have found a suitable ice floe for their stay in the Arctic Ocean.

13.11.2019

Glaciologists from ETH and WSL have estimated the global potential for water storage and hydropower in future ice-free glacier areas.

08.11.2019

Exchange experiences and solve problems together: The new issue of WSL's magazine Diagonal focuses on research and practice in dialogue.

23.10.2019

SLF researcher Yves Bühler is fascinated by New Zealand's natural environment – especially its spectacular avalanches. Read more in the blog.

04.09.2019

The Federal Council has elected Michael Hengartner, Rector of the University of Zurich, as President of the ETH Board.

31.07.2019

Professor Alexandre Buttler, head of the WSL Lausanne site and former member of the WSL management, is retiring today.

14.06.2019

The WSL has replaced the force plate used to measure debris-flows in the Illgraben gully near Leuk (VS). It delivered its first data on June 10.

14.03.2019

Floods, landslides and debris flows caused some CHF 200 million of damage in Switzerland in 2018.

07.03.2019

The ETH Board appointed landscape researcher Anna M. Hersperger as a member of the WSL-Directorate.

15.01.2019

The extraordinary avalanche situation has passed. The avalanche danger levels are diminishing.

14.01.2019

Avalanche danger is diminishing, isolated large-sized naturally triggered avalanches possible

14.01.2019

Regionally very high avalanche danger in the Swiss Alps