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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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pollution of l'air

Humanity is in danger

Trois informations sont publiées quasiment en même temps ces dernières vingt-quatre heures. L’ONU, dans son état de la planète nous annonce qu’un quart des morts et des maladies dans le monde sont causées par les pollutions et les dégâts environnementaux ; une étude d’ampleur réalisée par des chercheurs allemands révèle que

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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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bees

The saga of the ban on necotinoids: why the 20-year wait?

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C’est peut-être la fin d’une interminable bataille : vendredi 27 avril 2018, les États membres de l’Union européenne ont adopté la proposition de la Commission d’interdire trois néonicotinoïdes (la clothianidine, l’imidaclopride et le thiaméthoxame) à toutes les cultures en plein champ. Ces produits suscitent la controverse depuis leur déploiement dans les années 1990.

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pollution of l'air

Polluted air intoxicates 95 % of earthlings

The figure is huge. More than 9 out of 10 people on the planet breathe polluted air. This is according to the conclusions of the annual report on the state of the world's air published on Tuesday by the American HEI (Health effects institute). Prolonged exposure to this polluted air has resulted in more than

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Trees China

China is mobilizing 60,000 soldiers against pollution. Mission: planting trees

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China has an air pollution problem. Very serious. The Chinese people are suffocating under pollution and serious illnesses can be counted in the millions. A veritable hecatomb against which the government wants to use all the means at its disposal. Among them, the use of the army to plant trees to improve the quality of the air...

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Trump Environment Decisions

Trump vs. environment: a 60-step plan for mass destruction

Vu de ce côté de l’Atlantique, on ne voit de la politique environnementale menée par Donald Trump depuis son accession au pouvoir que le retrait de l’Accord de Paris. L’acte a fait l’effet d’un séisme, il est visible médiatiquement, mais c’est l’arbre qui cache la forêt. Il occulte un travail

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