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Coronavirus: These clay-footed giants

In order to contribute to the information effort on the current coronavirus crisis, UP' offers its readers free access to the latest published articles on this topic. India, the United States, Brazil and South Africa are currently experiencing the largest increases in the number of Covid-19 cases since the end of the 1990s.

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Humans are producing more and more CO2

Humans are producing more and more CO2

Fossil CO2 emissions have not stopped growing: they continued to rise in 2019 despite the decline in the use of coal, offset by the use of oil and especially natural gas. A new warning was issued on Wednesday 4 December on the sidelines of COP25 at

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Pesticides in our closets

Pesticides in our closets

Even against your cat's cockroaches or fleas, insecticides must be used with care, warns the health agency Anses, which publishes an unpublished photograph of the widespread use of household pesticides. In full polemic on the minimum distance between houses and areas of application of plant protection products

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Shakespeare doesn't like oil...

Shakespeare doesn't like oil...

The prestigious Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company announced on Wednesday 2 October that it was withdrawing aid from the BP oil group in the name of the "climate emergency". A movement that is making its mark all over the world. BP's patronage allowed the RSC, a British theatre company based

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global warming

+7°C: New scientific projections are alarming

Global warming is shaping up to be more serious than expected, with the worst-case scenario predicting +7°C in 2100, French scientists warned Tuesday, presenting new and very alarming climate models that will serve as a basis for the IPCC. The UN climate experts will unveil in 2021 their new assessment report on

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Live from the Sea of Tranquillity

Just fifty years ago, on July 21, 1969, a quarter of humanity had its eyes on the Moon. All together, all races, ethnic groups, religions combined, holding our breath, incredulous in front of the blurred and jerky images of the television set or raising our eyes towards the star.

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war of l'space

Is peace in space threatened?

As an important international meeting is being held in Geneva to lay the foundations for peace in space, Star Trek-style boot noises are being heard. Washington accuses Russia and China of an arms race in space. An escalation whose risk

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submersion

With his municipality threatened with submersion, the mayor attacks the State for "climate inaction". A first.

Faced with the desertion of States, trapped between their economic constraints, the pressure of industrial lobbies, their lack of ambition in the medium term and their temptation to authoritarian climate denial, the citizens' response is getting into battle order. On a global scale, over the past two or three years, we have seen

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La Hague

Nuclear Saturation

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In one to two years, French power plants will no longer know where to store their irradiated fuel The huge pools at La Hague (Manche), where irradiated fuel in French nuclear power plants is cooled, are approaching saturation which could gradually block all French reactors, warns the Institut de Radioprotection et de

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