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Inside a massive dairy farm, rotating giant milking platter where cows are held.
15/09/2014 - France

Protests against giant dairy farm intensify in northern France

Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying. 

Protesters at the Mille Vaches farm
14/09/2014 - France

1,000-cow megafarm opens in northern France despite protests

A French farmers' union says it will block access to a controversial dairy superfarm thath has opened in the north of the country.

The dengue virus
13/09/2014 - France

Second case of locally caught dengue fever found in France

A second locally caught case of the deadly dengue virus has been identified in France.
A panel of an intricately crafted kantha mat
09/09/2014 - Report: Asia - East Africa

Fashion industry gets socially responsible as shoppers slam sweatshops

It's the season of Fashion Week. Londoners are gearing up for front row seats this weekend, following New York’s glittering shows, and from mid-September it will be Milan’s turn.
Greenpeace activists at France's oldest nuclear reactor at Fessenheim, Alsace
05/09/2014 - France

Greenpeace activists given suspended sentences for French nuclear power station break-in

Green campaigners from 20 countries received two-month suspended sentences Thursday after launching a break-in at France's oldest nuclear plant last March.

France's oldest nuclear power station, outside the eastern French village of Fessenheim, near Colmar, 14 March 2011, file photo.
04/09/2014 - France - Europe

Greenpeace activists on trial in France for nuclear break-in at Fessenheim's plant

Greenpeace activists from 20 countries go on trial in France on Thursday. They broke into France's oldest nuclear plant at Fessemheim last March.

The Oikiluoto EPR in Finland
02/09/2014 - France - Finland

French-built Finnish nuclear reactor to go on stream nine years late

A jinxed new-generation French-built nuclear reactor for Finland is to begin producing electricity in 2018, nine years late, energy company Areva announced on Monday.
Energy and Environment Minister Ségolène Royal presents the energy transition law in Paris
31/07/2014 - France

France to boost renewable energy, reduce nuclear

France is to invest up to 10 billion euros to boost investment in renewable energy and cut the country's oil and gas costs.
The fossilised skeleton of a sauropoda in the US's Carnegie Museum
29/07/2014 - France

French scientists find giant dinosaur's toe

French scientists have found a 34-centimetre toe bone belonging to a dinosaur that could have been more than 40 metres long.
A French labour exchange
26/07/2014 - France

French unemployment hits new record

Unemployment in France has risen for the eighth consecutive month to 11 per cent of the workforce, leaving President François Hollande’s promise to reverse the upward trend ...
Green algae in Brittany.
22/07/2014 - France

Green algae: French government blamed for water pollution

A French court on Monday blamed the French government for the decomposing toxic green algae covering beaches in Brittany.

People enjoy the sun in Bordeaux earlier this week
20/07/2014 - France

Storms cut power to thousands of French homes, scouts struck by lighting

Power cuts hit thousands of households as storms hit much of France on Saturday night. Hailstones and floods damaged homes, businesses and vehicles and boy scouts were struck by lighting.

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal
19/07/2014 - Australia - France

Ecology Minister Royal opposes Australian toxic waste shipment to France

French Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal is trying to stop Australian chemical giant Orica shipping highly toxic waste to France for incineration, claiming there is a danger of marine ...
Parisians cool down in the fountains at Troacadéro, opposite the Eiffel Tower, on Thursday
18/07/2014 - France

Heavy storms forecast for heatwave-hit France

As France sweltered under a sudden heatwave, weather forecasters predicted heavy storms with rain and hail in on Friday night.
A vineyard in Pommard, Côte de Beaune, Burgundy
29/06/2014 - France

Storms ravage Burgundy vines, French rock festival evacuated

Vineyards in Burgundy were ravaged by hail during storms that hit much of France on Saturday night.
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