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A farm in Hirson in the north of France
31/01/2015 - France

France sets target to cut pesticide use by half by 2018

France has brought forward a target to cut pesticide use by 50 per cent from 2018 to 2025.
Trading garbage for health care in Indonesia
19/01/2015 - International report

Trading garbage for health care in Indonesia

Several clinics, dubbed “Garbage Clinics” offer medical care in exchange for treatment in Malang, a city in East Java, in Indonesia.
Opponents camp in trees at the Notre Dame des Landes site. File.
18/12/2014 - France

Controversial Nantes airport construction to start next year, Valls

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has declared that the controversial construction of an airport near the western city of Nantes will go ahead in 2015, despite legal orders to suspend the project ...
Hope for the hearth
09/12/2014 - France

Ségolène Royal condemns 'ridiculous' Paris log fire ban

French Ecology Minister Segolene Royal declared on Tuesday that a proposed new ban on using open fireplaces in the Paris region was "excessive".

Only ultra-low polluting vehciles will be allowed on the Champs Elysées if Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo gets her way
07/12/2014 - France

Central Paris to become car-free zone in mayor’s anti-pollution fight

Non-residents’ private cars will soon be banned from central Paris and only clean vehicles allowed on the Champs Elysées, mayor Anne Hidalgo said on Sunday.
Cameroon's plastic bag ban creates problems
01/12/2014 - International report

Cameroon's plastic bag ban creates problems

In April 2014, the government of Cameroon banned the use of non-biodegradable bags to combat environmental and health hazards.

French weekly magazines review 30 November 2014

One person you can't avoid this week in the French magazines is former President Nicolas Sarkozy. Each of the weeklies has a different slant though.

French President Francois Hollande delivers his speech during the Environmental Conference at the Elysee Palace in Paris, 27 November  2014.
28/11/2014 - France

Hollande seeks 'historic' climate agreement at Paris conference

French President François Hollande has urged the world's nations to make history in Paris next year by signing a globally binding climate pact that he hopes will be his government's ...
Sheep farmers protest in front of Eiffel Tower
27/11/2014 - France

Farmers release sheep at Eiffel Tower in anti-wolf protest

Sheep farmers protesting against wolves in France released around 300 sheep at the foot of the Eiffel Tower on Thursday.


French press review 27 November 2014

Is the polar bear doomed? And what about the European economy? How many stars do France’s prisons have? How Green is François Hollande? Will France give Russia its Mistrals?