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Paris submerged in smog in March
10/04/2015 - FRANCE

Speed limits tightened in Paris, Lille on third day of high pollution

Speed limits were reduced 20kmph in the Paris region and north-west France on Friday and limits imposed on lorries passing through the capital on the third day of high pollution Friday.

French startup, inspired by trees, finds energy in city wind gusts
30/03/2015 - Spotlight on France

French startup, inspired by trees, finds energy in city wind gusts

Where do ideas come from? For Jérôme Michaud-Larivière it came out of the air.
Melting ice shows through at a cliff face at Landsend, on the coast of Cape Denison in Antarctica.
25/03/2015 - FRANCE

Sea levels along French coasts rising at rapid pace: report

Sea levels along France's coasts have been rising at nearly double the rate over the past two decades compared with the 20th century, according to a new report.

India uses French technology in clean water drive
23/03/2015 - International report

India uses French technology in clean water drive

India's biggest experiment with bottled drinking water is unfolding in some remote villages in the eastern state of West Bengal - close to neighbouring Bangladesh.

French press review 20 March 2015

French press in wave of reactions to the deadly terrorist attack in Tunisia.

The boat was taken in 2007 to the Piriou Shipyard
12/03/2015 - France

French shipyard threatens to sell Calypso in Cousteau heritage row

The fate of the Calypso, the boat in which the celebrated French marine explorer Jacques Cousteau sailed the world, is uncertain

Greenpeace protest near the National Assembly, Paris, 9 March 2015.
09/03/2015 - France

Greenpeace protest outside French Parliament over Hollande's nuclear promise

Greenpeace protested in front of France's lower house of parliament on Monday morning over a delayed energy bill.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius
07/03/2015 - Op-ed: International Women's Day - Climate change

Taking climate action for and with women

The battle against climate change is part of the battle for women’s rights, argues French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius in an op-ed piece for RFI, published ahead of International ...
A protester pays tribute to the memory of Rémi Fraisse at Sivens in October 2014.
03/03/2015 - FRANCE

French farmers square off with protesters at contested dam project

Tensions were high at a controversial dam project near Sivens in southern France on Tuesday as farmers in favour of the project blocked activists from entering the site ahead of a crucial meeting on ...
Fessenheim nuclear power plant
02/03/2015 - France

French nuclear plant shut down due to pipe fault

Energy production has been shut down at France's oldest nuclear power plant after a pipe defect was discovered, the station's operators said on Sunday.