Swiss Academies Factsheets

Swiss academies factsheets
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Swiss academies factsheets
Swiss academies factsheets

Scientific experts contribute to the publication series “Factsheets” of the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences. Factsheets are short and concise presentations of a topic based on state-of-the-art research. They are designated for politics, administration, practice, education, media and further interested groups.

  • Serie di pubblicazioni

Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities
  • 2018

Wildlife and humans in outdoor recreational areas near cities

Outdoor recreational areas in the vicinity of cities buzz with activity, not only during the day, but also in the early mornings, late evenings, and even at night.
Factsheet «New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight»
  • 2018

New approaches for protecting potatoes against late blight

Late blight continues to result in major losses and a considerable use of pesticides in potato farming. Research is under pressure to improve existing control strategies and develop new solutions. A combination of these approach- es could enable potato farming in Switzerland to generate greater yields and become more ecological.
L'acqua in Svizzera
  • 2014

L'acqua in Svizzera

In Svizzera la qualità dell’acqua è perlopiù impeccabile, e la carenza di questa risorsa è un problema che raramente ci ha toccati da vicino. Tuttavia le nuove abitudini di consumo, i cambiamenti climatici in corso e le decisioni concernenti l’avvenire energetico della Svizzera modificheranno la disponibilità e l’utilizzazione dell’acqua.
Il clima svizzero sotto i riflettori. In breve
  • 2017

Il clima svizzero sotto i riflettori

Dalla metà del XX secolo, la superficie terrestre si sta riscaldando in modo importante. Il perché ci è noto: è soprattutto l’uomo, con l’emissione di gas a effetto serra, a modificare il bilancio energetico della Terra. La Svizzera sta reagendo ai cambiamenti climatici con una sensibilità superiore alla media. Per questo ha particolare interesse a che la comunità internazionale passi rapidamente e completamente a un’economia e a uno stile di vita neutrali in termini di CO2.
Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Planning – Hiking and Mountain Biking
  • 2016

Outdoor Sports Infrastructure Planning – Hiking and Mountain Biking

Hiking and mountain biking are extremely popular sports activities. Especially in mountain areas, they are the two main summertime leisure activities. Many natural habitats, however, have been affected by the frequent presence of large numbers of people; conflicts between different kinds of users have also arisen. This factsheet presents various planning tools for conflict prevention or resolution, and provides an overview of likely future challenges.
« Ozone et smog estival: les changements climatiques menacent les succès d’aujourd’hui »
  • 2016

Ozone et smog estival: les changements climatiques menacent les succès d’aujourd’hui

La concentration d’ozone dans l’air en Suisse n’a que légèrement diminué malgré des mesures de protection de l’air appliquées avec succès. Par conséquent, le smog estival est toujours nocif pour la santé de l’homme. Avec le réchauffement climatique, les étés caniculaires tels que ceux de 2003 et 2015 pourraient devenir plus fréquents et à nouveau aggraver les problèmes d’ozone.
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Accademie svizzere delle scienze