The Swiss Times - Swiss News in English

Activists Color the Aare River Green in Bern

Climate activists dyed the Aare river in Bern green on Saturday morning. The Cantonal Police of Bern initially reported no consequences for people or the environment. At around 8am, the police received reports from the public that the Aare was dyed green from the Monbijoubrücke area. Water samples were taken and are currently being tested. The climate activists stated that they had used Uranin, which is not harmful. The action was to draw attention to a demonstration, which was also evidenced by a banner, according to the Cantonal Police's media spokesperson.


Most Read

Delivery Services in Switzerland Have New Competition

22 February 2024
Delivery service
An Austrian company opens it's first online supermarket outside the country. Targeting the greater Zurich area.

Murder in Frauenfeld: Trial for the Murder of an Egyptian

22 February 2024
Murder in Frauenfeld
Two men face murder charges over the 2007 killing of a 27-year-old Egyptian, whose body was discovered submerged in Barchetsee.

Swiss Semi-Conductor Government Initiative: Will it Work?

23 February 2024
Swiss semiconductor
SwissChips Initiative represents Switzerland's strategic move to bolster its semiconductor industry amidst global competition.

Swiss CEO Vranckx Moves to the Lufthansa Executive Board

23 February 2024
Swiss CEO
Swiss CEO Dieter Vranckx moves to Lufthansa as Chief Commercial Officer, after leading Swiss through challenging times.

Stay in Touch!


Swiss biotech
Swiss Biotech Firm Idorsia: Stock Soars – but Why?
26 February 2024
Decathlon Opens 5 more Stores in Switzerland
26 February 2024