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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 evils of bees threaten agriculture

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Pollinators have never been more threatened, and humanity has never needed them more: this is the conclusion of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in its first report published on Friday 26 February on the occasion of its fourth plenary meeting in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). 

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Mediterranean

The Mediterranean is close to boiling.

The NGO WWF has just published an alarming report which affirms, with supporting evidence, the state of burn-out in the Mediterranean. This inland sea so dear to our culture, which is home to more than 150 million people on its coasts and shelters between 4 and 17 % of known marine species do not have the capacity to support the development of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Academy of Technology

Biodiversity and regional planning: locality and globality,

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The Academy of Technologies recommends dynamic management of biodiversity in land use planning projects. This opinion is at the heart of current events, especially when we see the massive opposition linked to the Grand Ouest airport project, known as the Notre-Dame-des-Landes airport project, which is giving rise to lively local and national controversies between

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biomimicry

New promoters of bioinspired inventions

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The year 2015 has been marked by events to show the advantages of biomimicry for the industry. The next biodiversity law, which will be discussed in January in the Senate, should strengthen the impetus in this area. Stakes and prospects. "It is not up to nature to produce like our factories, it is up to our

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biomimicry

New promoters of bioinspired inventions

The year 2015 has been marked by events to show the advantages of biomimicry for the industry. The next biodiversity law, which will be discussed in January in the Senate, should strengthen the impetus in this area. Stakes and prospects. "It is not up to nature to produce like our factories, it is up to our

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