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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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dicamba

Monsanto's dicamba, the controversial cousin of glyphosate, is licensed in the USA. Europe soon?

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American farmers will be able to use dicamba in their crops. This pesticide, a cousin of glyphosate, is produced by Monsanto-Bayer. Highly controversial, it was the subject of fierce discussions but finally the American authorities have just renewed its authorization. Volatile, it spreads to neighbouring fields and devastates everything, or almost everything,

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Climate disaster

The cost of climatic disasters is exploding

Direct economic losses due to weather-related disasters over the past 20 years have been 2.5 times higher than in the period 1978-1997, the United Nations said in a report. In the report, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), explains

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cannabis

The French and cannabis: from conviction to openness

« De la condamnation à l’ouverture »: les Français se montrent de plus en plus favorables à une autorisation du cannabis, à condition qu’elle soit strictement régulée par l’État, affirme lundi une enquête de l’Ifop* pour Terra Nova et ECHO Citoyen. De là à imaginer des champs de cannabis dans nos campagnes,

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Nicolas Hulot

Nicolas Hulot is working to restore biodiversity

Nicolas Hulot, Minister of State, Minister for Ecological and Solidarity Transition, has made the recovery of biodiversity a key issue in the Ministry's political action, on a par with the energy transition, and invites citizens, organizations and territories to take up this challenge in order to

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Ulva

In order not to see it fall into the hands of oligarchs, some inhabitants buy up their island.

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The small island of Ulva, the pearl of Scotland with pristine beaches, has been bought by five of its six inhabitants who feared it would fall into the hands of tycoons from Russia or the Middle East, a local organisation said Friday. The announcement had made more than one dream. For sale:

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Little Sparrow

Spring will be silent: "vertiginous" decline of country birds.

The National Museum of Natural History and the CNRS are sounding the alarm: less than 60% of tawny sparrows in the last 10 years, a third of the skylarks that have disappeared in 15 years... Birds in the French countryside are victims of a "dizzying" decline, which has intensified even more in the last two years, according to new censuses. "The spring

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde...

AI, for better or worse?

Not a day goes by without Artificial Intelligence making headlines. We are proud of its prowess but at the same time we fear it, we promote it, but we are also worried about its progress, which could be devastating. This week, two contradictory pieces of information complete the news

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Young farmer

Agriculture in 2030 : Agricultural education will have to go "green".

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Agricultural education, which has more than 450,000 pupils, students, trainees and apprentices, will have to adapt to the changes to come between now and 2030, taking into account the development of "green" professions; and this, despite serious unknowns on the evolution of agriculture. This is what a government study indicates. "Support for

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power

Etats Généraux de l'alimentation: What to expect?

It is this Thursday, December 21, that the verdict of the "Etats généraux de l'alimentation" will fall: the release of pesticides, the law on trade negotiations and the financing of agricultural investments. These decisions are eagerly awaited by farmers, industrialists, distributors and environmental associations, in the expectation of an assessment, some measures of which have already been announced.  

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