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Writer and explorer Thierry Jamin on expedition in the Megantoni National Park
15/04/2014 - Interview: Peru - France

French explorer launches search for Inca lost city

A French explorer is planning to search for a lost Incan city reputed to hold vast treasure.


French press review 7 April 2014

The Rwandan genocide is widely covered in today's French newspapers ..

Greenpeace activists with banner, Fessenheim, 18 March, 2014.
18/03/2014 - France

Greenpeace activists break into French nuclear plant

A group of Greenpeace activists broke into France’s oldest nuclear power plant early on Tuesday morning in a stunt intended to publicise alleged security faults at atomic facilities.

Pollution levels had dropped by Monday evening
18/03/2014 - France

Cars back in Paris as pollution levels drop

All cars were back on the roads in Paris and the greater Paris area on Tuesday after an improvement in air quality led the government to drop the second day of its partial car ban.

Police officers stop cars with even number licence plates in Paris on Monday
17/03/2014 - France

Emergency anti-pollution measures cut Paris traffic, not repeated Tuesday

Traffic was lighter than usual in Paris and the surrounding area on Monday morning as restrictions aimed at tackling soaring pollution came into force.

French drivers will have to drive on alternate days from Monday 17 March to ease traffic congestion
16/03/2014 - France

France to launch alternating traffic system to reduce pollution

After experiencing days of dangerously high pollution levels, France will introduce a new alternating traffic system from Monday 17 March.

On the Paris motorway, the speed limit has been lowered to 60 km/hour, whilst public transport has been made free
15/03/2014 - France

France announces anti-pollution plan to fight smog

France is stepping up measures to curb red-alert pollution levels with a new prevention plan, that will be launched next Summer.

Solar arrays
15/03/2014 - Webwatch

Solar arrays

This week, our Webwatchers look at the latest technologies using solar power.

Rush hour traffic at Paris's Arc de Triomphe which is seen through a small-particle haze on 13 March 2014.
14/03/2014 - France

French cities declare public transport free to fight pollution emergency

Red-alert pollution levels have prompted several French cities to make public transport and green schemes, like Paris's Velib bike-share and Autolib electric cars, free. But will the measures ...

The Eiffel tower and the Paris skyline through a small-particle haze, 13 March 2014.
13/03/2014 - France

Paris promises free public transport if high pollution continues

Authorities in the Paris region say they will make public transport free if they have to bring in emergency restrictions on traffic because of high pollution levels caused by unseasonably warm ...