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fracking fossile energy gas


Fracking facilitates the economic use of otherwise inaccessible gas resources, and is also used in deep geothermics. The factsheet published by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences provides arguments for the discussion of these techniques.


Teaser Image Water Portal


Water has environmental, cultural and economic functions that may at times conflict with one another. Starting with the origin of Switzerland’s abundant water resources relevant hydrological, water management, social and environmental aspects of water are considered.


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Swiss Systematic Society

Biologists from different fields dedicated to the interests of systematics and taxonomy are under the umbrella of the Swiss Systematic Society (SSS).


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View from the ISS

See the earth in the live stream of the International Space Station.