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27/07/2015 - France

Gironde fire official on Day 4 of forest blaze: 'It's a long battle'

The southwestern Gironde region of France is in its fourth day of efforts to quell flames that have ravaged more than 570 hectares of land. About 500 firefighters are on the ground each day to fight what is one of the biggest fires France has seen in the last five years.

Olive trees in Corsica
23/07/2015 - FRANCE - Italy

Olive killer bacteria found on Corsica

Officials on Corsica took emergency measures on Thursday after the discovery of a bacteria that could ravage fruit and olive oil production on the French Mediterranean island.
Ecology Minister Ségolène Royal in the French National Assembly
23/07/2015 - France

Green growth energy law reduces France's nuclear dependence

The French parliament on Wednesday passed a "green growth" energy transition law that reduces the country's dependence on nuclear power by 25 per cent.

Brigitte Bardot
22/07/2015 - France - Australia

Brigitte Bardot slams Australia's two million cat cull

French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals.

Laurent Fabius, French Foreign Affairs Minister during climate negotiations in June in Bonn, Germany
21/07/2015 - France - climate change

France calls for compromise to reach climate change deal at December conference

France's foreign affairs minister called for compromise on political differences to speed up progress on an agreement on climate change at a conference of representatives of 45 countries in Paris on Monday.

20/07/2015 - France - climate change

Religious leaders, philosophers debate climate change in Paris

What does Arnold Schwarzenagger have in common with photographer Sebastião Salgado, anti-globalisation advocate Vandana Shiva and the president of the Confucian academy, Dr Yun Kai Tong?

The Paris region is particularly affected by pollution, 17 March 2015.
15/07/2015 - France

French Senate says air pollution costing more than 100 billion euros annually

Air pollution in France is costing the country 101.3 billion euros each year, according to a French Senate committee report released Wednesday.

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf addresses the opening of the conference in Addis Ababa, 13 July  2015
13/07/2015 - France - Europe - Ethiopia

Calls for clampdown on tax-dodging multinationals at UN development conference

At the opening of a five-day conference on global development funding on Monday United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon called on world leaders to put aside “narrow self-interest”.
Nice when you get there - a woman sunbathes on the Bassin d'Arcachon, near Bordeaux
11/07/2015 - FRANCE

Traffic jams start at dawn on France's heatwave-hit holiday weekend

Seasonal traffic jams started at dawn on France's motorways on Saturday as holidaymakers headed south on one of the busiest weekends of the year.
People cool off during the first heatwave of the summer near Barcelona, Spain, 28 June 2015.
29/06/2015 - FRANCE

Heatwave to sweep France this week

A powerfull heatwave is forecast to sweep France this week and temperatures could reach 40 degrees Celsius or more by the middle of the week.

Alpha Jet aircraft from the Patrouille de France (PAF) participate in a flying display at the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 19, 2015
20/06/2015 - France

Jets and helicopters galore at Paris Air-show

Aerospace companies from across the globe have been showing off their latest jets and cutting-edge technology at the Le Bourget, international Air show, north of Paris.
French Environment and Energy Minister Segolene Royal (R) and French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius attend a conference on an agreement to limit global warming in air transport during the 51st Paris Air Show in le Bourget near Paris June 18, 2015.
19/06/2015 - France-Italy

French Ecology minister' Mea culpa for Nutella boycott

France's Environment minister, Ségolène Royal, has been forced to apologise for telling people not to eat Nutella because it contributed to deforestation and climate change.

Segolène Royal urges people to stop eating Ferrero's Nutella
17/06/2015 - FRANCE

French Ecology Minister Segolène Royal lashes out against Nutella

France's Ecology Minister, Segolène Royal, has lashed out against big brands.
A protest against Monsanto in front of Paris's Eiffel Tower
15/06/2015 - FRANCE - United States

France bans garden centre sales of Monsanto pesticide Roundup

France's Environment Minister Ségolène Royal has taken on US agribusiness Monsanto with a ban on over-the-counter sales of its pesticide Roundup because of evidence it could be ...
French President Francois Hollande (L) and General-Director of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Guy Ryder arrive at the UN for their World of Work Summit in Geneva, Switzerland, June 11, 2015.
11/06/2015 - France-Switzerland

Climate change tops agenda at Geneva Work summit

High-level officials, including France's Presidet François Hollande, travelled to Geneva on Thursday for the World of Work summit, where negotiations centred on the implications of climate ...
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