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December 3, 2012

EPFL, Eawag and Ferring Pharmaceuticals are inaugurating a Chair for the study of lake environments. Read more

June 12, 2012

In a unique field experiment, ten research groups from nine different countries have studied the ecological status of 100 streams across Europe. This was the first study to make extensive use of leaf-litter breakdown as an assessment method.. Read more

March 26, 2012

In a study published this week in the scientific Journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), researchers from EPFL, Eawag and University of Princeton show that the specific river-like network structures of habitats create unique biodiversity patterns.. Read more

February 16, 2012

Within a relatively short period, eutrophication has led to a reduction of almost 40% in the number of endemic whitefish species in Swiss lakes.. Read more

January 25, 2012

Die Expertinnen und Experten des Wasserforschungsinstituts Eawag lehnen eine Drosselung oder Aufgabe der Phosphorelimination in Kläranlagen ab, und zwar aus folgenden Gründen.. Read more

December 1, 2011

While elsewhere species extinction is proceeding at an ever-increasing rate, plankton biodiversity in Lake Zurich is apparently benefiting from rising temperatures and the successful measures against over-fertilization.. Read more

September 1, 2011

An international research team under the leadership of Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and the Natural History Museum in Bern is quite literally getting to the bottom of the lakes in and around the Alps.. Read more

May 1, 2011

Two Russian MIR submarines arrived in Le Bouveret on Lake Geneva today. An international team of scientists headed by ETH Lausanne will use these to get to the bottom of "Lac Léman" in the coming months in the truest sense of the word.. Read more

April 29, 2011

Die Klimaerwärmung trägt dazu bei, dass sich der Sauerstoffmangel in europäischen Gewässern verstärkt. Um einen Überblick über die Prozesse in den europäischen Binnengewässern und Meeren zu erhalten, sammeln Wissenschafter und Wissenschafterinnen aus 20 europäischen Forschungsinstitutionen und elf Ländern seit zwei Jahren Daten im Rahmen des EU-Projektes «HYPOX».. Read more

January 4, 2011

Examination of deep sea corals reveals that there have been drastic changes to oceanic currents in the western North Atlantic since the 1970s. The influence of the cold water Labrador Current, which is in periodic interchange with the warm Gulf Stream, has been decreasing continually since the 1970s.. Read more