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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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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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