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Busy bees in Paris
27/07/2015 - Spotlight on France

Busy bees in Paris

Once the symbol of Napoleon, the bee has always had a place in the hearts of French people - and now, protecting the humble bumble bee is becoming a growing phenomenon, especially in the cities.
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.

Africa's slow path to green energy
30/06/2015 - Spotlight on Africa

Africa's slow path to green energy

As the world scrambles to get ready for crunch climate talks at the end of the year, African leaders are gearing up to ensure Africa gets a fair deal.

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 ...
Bicycles start to change their image in Asian urban transport choices
06/06/2015 - Spotlight on Asia

Bicycles start to change their image in Asian urban transport choices

Bicycles are no longer looked down upon for being old fashioned, too slow or even too cheap, or else only for sports freaks with big calves and lycra gear.
French Minister for Ecology, Segolene Royal (R) and General Secretary of the Elysee Palace Jean-Pierre Jouyet leave the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, May 20, 2015.
01/06/2015 - France-Germany

UN climate talks "inadequate," says French ecology minister Royal

Ségolène Royal has slammed UN climate talks as painfully "inadequate," in the face of the urgency of climate change. Talks to hammer out a historic deal on limiting greenhouse gas emissions, resumed on Monday, ahead of crunch talks in Paris later this year.

City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with "love locks" into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris, France, June 1, 2015
01/06/2015 - France

No more Love please, Paris iconic bridge loses its locks

Couples visiting Paris will no longer be able to celebrate their love by strapping a padlock on the famous Pont des Arts bridge.