Threats from the Far North Melting Arctic is a time bomb for the planet and human health

Threats from the Far North

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On May 29th, the tank of a Russian mining group installed on the frozen ground of Arctic Siberia saw its pillars break, releasing 21,000 tons of diesel into the wilderness. The cause of this ecological disaster is attributed to the melting of the permafrost, the permanently frozen ground.

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Silence for the rich, noise for the poor?

Ringing telephones, alarms, airplanes, horns, roaring engines... our sound environment is increasingly deafening and silence has become a rare commodity, even an object of covetousness. But what is silence and what do we deprive ourselves of when we no longer have access to it? Environmental issue,

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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your cat's cockroaches or fleas, insecticides must be used with care, warns the health agency Anses, which publishes an unpublished photograph of the widespread use of household pesticides.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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Spreading pesticides: distances from stupidity

It was not a good idea to find out this Saturday about the government's decision to set the minimum distance between homes and pesticide application areas at 5 or 10 metres. I was in the middle of reading the book "Psychology of bullshit" (1). And now we're swimming in

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River

Pesticides, urban and industrial discharges, microparticles... The toxic cocktail of French rivers

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Everything can be found in French rivers and streams: from pesticides widely used in agriculture to urban and industrial discharges, from organic compounds left over from our activities to the micropollutants and microparticles in our atmosphere. It's an unsavoury cocktail, a large part of which has not yet been identified and of which we don't know what it is.

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