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Montpellier under water on Monday
01/10/2014 - France

Hundreds of vineyards and farms damaged by storms in southern France

Storms in southern France have devastated vineyards and farms in the southern French department of l’Hérault.
Passengers and local residents take shelter at Montpellier's Saint Roch railway station on Monday night
30/09/2014 - France

More storms forecast for south of France as Montpellier counts cost of floods

Weather forecasters issued a storm warning for part of the south of France on Tuesday after torrential rain and floods caused millions of euros of damage in the area around the city of ...
Locquirec in Brittany
25/09/2014 - France

Frenchman damages two-billion-year-old rocks to have better view of sea

A resident of a seaside town in Brittany, western France, is being taken to court soon after taking a jackhammer to some two-billion-year-old rocks because they blocked his view of the English ...
Demonstrators in New York on Sunday call for action on climate change
23/09/2014 - France - US - Climate change

France to give one billion dollars to UN’s green fund

France will contribute one billion dollars to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund, President François Hollande announced at the opening of a heads-of-state summit in New York on ...
French Agriculture Minister Stéphane Le Foll
20/09/2014 - France

Brittany farmers set fire to government buildings in new French rural protest

The French government has sworn that farmers who set fire to government buildings on Friday night will be taken to court and punished, as farmers’ unions say the protest was a symptom of crisis ...
Reconstitution of a Gallic village at  Pleumeur-Bodou, Brittany.
19/09/2014 - France - United Kingdom

French archaeologists find 2,000-year-old boomerang used by Gauls

The Gauls used boomerangs 2,000 years ago, according to archaeologists who have found a wooden curved stick on a beach in the northern French town of Cotentin.

A man tries to pump the water out of his apartment in Lamalou-les-Bains
18/09/2014 - France

Five dead as storms hit southern France

At least five people died when a river flooded a campsite in southern France on Thursday. Other people are reported missing or dead as storms hit much of the south of the country.
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.
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