To catch a rock – swissinfo

This October the Swiss mountain village of Gondo in canton Valais commemorated a disaster ten years ago when a massive landslide killed 13 people and destroyed half of the village. Rockslides remain a serious threat to mountain regions. Local authorities and researchers are working on new systems to limit the risk. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Proposal to automatically expel foreign felons

On November 28th, voters in Switzerland will decide on a Swiss People’s Party initiative as well as a parliamentary counter-proposal on foreign criminal deportation. But already today felons who have been convicted for more than a year can be forced to leave.
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An alternative bank with very high moral standards

ABS stands for Alternative Bank Switzerland. For twenty years this small bank has been doing business only with clean money and ethical investments.
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Foreign criminals – swissinfo

On November 28th, voters in Switzerland will decide on a Swiss People’s Party initiative as well as a parliamentary counter-proposal on foreign criminal deportation. But already today felons who have been convicted for more than a year can be forced to leave. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Switzerland’s too loud! – swissinfo

For the first time Switzerland has carried out a national noise study, which led to the conclusion that it’s too loud overall. The confederation has now declared noise to be one of the top environmental problems and is looking into further measures. (SF/swissinfo.ch)
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Undertaker offers funerals on Swiss glaciers.

Whereas in Germany the ashes of the deceased can only be buried in a cemetery, in Switzerland people are allowed to scatter them in the open. A funeral company has found a business opportunity in this situation.
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Mini Zeppelins for space missions

For ten years Philippe Elmiger and his company Minizepp have been producing unmanned airships for film makers, air researchers or advertising companies. Now Nasa and Esa have discovered the Zeppelins for their missions.
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