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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.
"And I think what the rest of the world can learn from this is that conservation actually works. If we have the resources, a proper strategy, if we use our efforts, it actually works."
- Frans Schepers, the organisation's director of Rewilding Europe

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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Thu September 26, 2013
Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.

Swiss Parliament Passes Plastic Bag Ban

Source: ENS, Thu December 20, 2012
Switzerland’s Parliament has approved a motion banning single-use plastic shopping bags. Both houses of the Swiss Parliament Thursday voted to forbid the distribution of the plastic bags. The next step is for the government to implement the ban.

Long hunt detects possible ‘God particle’

Source: BBC, Wed July 04, 2012
Physicists in Europe claim they have discovered a new particle consistent with the long-sought Higgs boson, crucial to theories of the universe.

Scientists recruit aerial drones to combat illegal logging

Story contains video Source: Wall Street Daily, Mon May 21, 2012
A new aerial surveillance system to protect forests and endangered species in remote parts of the world is being pioneered by a pair of ecologists in Switzerland. The researchers have designed and built their own flying drone that can capture evidence of illegal activity on film.

How Carbon Credits are Saving Lives in Kenya

Source: Green Biz, Fri May 13, 2011
Vestargaard Frandsen is a Swiss for-profit company that's in business to save lives in the global south. Its products include Lifestraw, a portable water filter and Permanet, a long-lasting bednet to protect people from malaria.

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang’

Source: BBC, Mon November 08, 2010
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a 'mini-Big Bang' by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

Swiss women outnumber men in government

Source: The Guardian, Wed September 22, 2010
A historic vote in the Swiss parliament today has formed an executive consisting of more female ministers than male, propelling the country to the forefront of sexual equality in politics just four decades after it granted women the vote.

Cern LHC sees high-energy success

Source: BBC, Tue March 30, 2010
Europe's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has produced record-breaking high-energy particle collisions.

Gates Foundation donates $10 billion for vaccines in developing countries

Source: Los Angleles Times, Sat January 30, 2010
Bill and Melinda Gates announced today in Davos, Switzerland, that their foundation would donate $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines to the world's poorest countries.

Large Hadron Collider progress delights researchers

Source: BBC, Sun November 22, 2009
Researchers working on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) say they are delighted with the progress made since the machine restarted on Friday.

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