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National Council's Environmental Committee at Eawag

On Tuesday 25 August 2015, the National Council's Committee for the Environment, Spatial Planning and Energy (CESPE) forsook its usual meeting room in Bern to pay a visit to Eawag.

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Eawag Director Janet Hering receives the Award from IUPAC President Mark Cesa and Vice President Natalja Tarasova (Photo: Leo Merz/SCNAT)
August 21, 2015

Prof. Janet Hering, Director of Eawag, received the «Distinguished Women in Chemistry 2015 Award» during the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) world chemistry Congress taking place last week in Busan, Korea. Read more

Christine Weber and Britta Allgöver explain passers-by the fish migration
August 13, 2015

The Swiss Academy of Sciences, together with ca. 150 organizations in 12 Swiss cities, is presenting a variety of insights into the world of the natural sciences in the tour “Research live”. Read more

Rainbow trout gill cells were live-stained using molecular probes for nuclei (blue), cell membrane (green), mitochondria (red) and lysosome (magenta). These cells were healthy control cells unexposed to chemical stimuli. © Photo: Vivian Lu Tan, Eawag
August 7, 2015

Before new chemicals can be approved, environmental risk assessments have to be carried out. But conventional toxicity testing with live fish is costly and time-consuming, and new substances continue to be produced without being adequately assessed.  Read more