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A man tries to pump the water out of his apartment in Lamalou-les-Bains
18/09/2014 - France

Five dead as storms hit southern France

At least five people died when a river flooded a campsite in southern France on Thursday. Other people are reported missing or dead as storms hit much of the south of the country.
Inside a massive dairy farm, rotating giant milking platter where cows are held.
15/09/2014 - France

Protests against giant dairy farm intensify in northern France

Protests over 1,000-cow factory are intensifying in northern France where opponents from diverse background are now rallying. 

French encourage media to be actors of change
12/09/2014 - On-the-spot France

French encourage media to be actors of change

As the newsroom saying goes “If it bleeds, it leads”. Fear-based newsprogramming is popular and widespread but can the media take part in finding solutions to the world’s problems?
Spraying crops
11/09/2014 - France

French parliament votes restrictions on pesticides

The French parliament on Thursday backed a new agriculture bill which restricts the use of pesticides near schools but stops short of banning them in such areas completely.

France's oldest nuclear power station, outside the eastern French village of Fessenheim, near Colmar, 14 March 2011, file photo.
04/09/2014 - France - Europe

Greenpeace activists on trial in France for nuclear break-in at Fessenheim's plant

Greenpeace activists from 20 countries go on trial in France on Thursday. They broke into France's oldest nuclear plant at Fessemheim last March.

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 ...