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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.

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 ...

Spreading pesticides or fertiliser
10/07/2014 - France

France bans pesticides near schools, hospitals

The French parliament has passed a new law banning the use of pesticides near schools and parks, retirement homes and hospitals.

French farmers protest at the re introduction of bears and wolves
10/07/2014 - France

France eases law on farmers killing wolves

The French parliament has passed a law relaxing the rules about farmers killing wolves in France.

Circular economy advances in France
30/06/2014 - On-the-spot France

Circular economy advances in France

A new concept has been floating around France, the Circular Economy – it’s the conception of a world in which goods and services are produced and used with an eye towards renewable ...

Delegates attend the first United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) in Kenya's capital Nairobi
26/06/2014 - Somalia - Kenya

Illegal charcoal trade funding Somalia's al-Shebab

The illegal trade in charcoal is funding al-Shebab operations in the Horn of Africa, according to a United Nations report launched in Nairobi during the inaugural United Nations Environment ...

Ocean plastic.
26/06/2014 - France

Plastic bags banned from French supermarkets from 2016

French MPs voted on Wednesday to ban single-use plastic bags in supermarkets by 2016 to help protect the environment. 

Ségolène Royal, French Environment minister at her inauguration, April 2.
15/06/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal's own country GMO policy upsets environmentalists

France's Minister for Environment, Segolene Royal, is under fire from environmental activists after she voted this week with other European ministers to allow each EU country to make its own ...

Can France's car culture be challenged by bicycles?
12/06/2014 - On-the-spot France

Can France's car culture be challenged by bicycles?

The French government is preoccupied with transportation these days. It is trying to pass a law reforming the state rail company.

Lightning over Paris on Sunday night
09/06/2014 - France

Storms to return to France after night of hail, rain, thunder, lightning

Storms that caused havoc in the Paris region and much of France overnight were expected to return on Monday afternoon with hail, thunder and lightning forecast.

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