Boxwood borer

It's a pest party.

With global warming and the boom in trade, pests such as the boxwood borer and the weevil are expanding rapidly," says Elisabeth Tabone, head of the INRA biocontrol laboratory in Antibes. It appeared in Germany in 2007 via a plant imported from Asia, the boxwood borer,

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biodiversity

The forest makes rain and sunshine

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Boreal, temperate, tropical or equatorial, the forest is an essential ecosystem on the continents, a place of refuge for fauna and flora. Of the 2 million known species on Earth, more than half live in a tropical forest. However, the forest is going through difficult times, between deforestation and

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biodiversity

The IPCC on Biodiversity sounds the alarm

Pollinators, which are essential for securing the world's food supply, are threatened with extinction, warns the IPBES in its first report, pointing to neonicotinoid insecticides as one of the factors in the decline of bees. "The Global Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production," the name of the first report developed by the Intergovernmental Scientific and Technical Platform on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production (IPBES), is a global assessment of the impact of neonicotinoid insecticides on bees.

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alive

The living would have its dark matter

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A new exploration technique has just revealed an unsuspected biodiversity that is shaking up our biological knowledge. Dark "organic" matter in which the clues to a fourth domain of life could be hidden. Have biologists missed 85 to 99 % of the microorganisms living on Earth?

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plastic bags

The end of disposable plastic bags

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The decree putting an end to disposable plastic bags is published today in the official gazette. This text gives substance to the Ministry of Ecology's ambition to reduce the considerable environmental impacts linked to the production and distribution of these bags. The ban was foreseen in the

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biodiversity

The high seas, a new subject of negotiation for the international community, according to IDDRI

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Three months after the Paris conference that led to the adoption of a climate agreement, the international community is embarking on a new project: the development of a binding legal instrument on the conservation and sustainable use of marine biodiversity in areas beyond national jurisdiction (Beyond National Jurisdiction). While the

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