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Two wind turbines were installed on the Eiffel Tower in Paris on 26 February 2015.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE

Two wind turbines on Paris Eiffel Tower

Two wind turbines were installed on the second level of the Eiffel Tower at a height of 127 metres, the Paris monument’s operating company SETE announced on Thursday.

François Hollande in the Philippines for a two days' visit.
26/02/2015 - FRANCE - PHILIPPINES

Hollande in the Philippines ‘to seal an alliance’ against climate change

French President François Hollande arrived in Manila, the Philippines’ capital, on Thursday for a two-day visit in a move to address climate change, 10 months from the World Climate ...
A farm in Hirson in the north of France
31/01/2015 - France

France pushes back target to cut pesticide use by half to 2025

France has pushed back a target to cut pesticide use by 50 per cent from 2018 to 2025.
Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?
31/01/2015 - The Sound Kitchen

Peru 2014: which countries emit the most CO2?

This week on The Sound Kitchen, you’ll hear the answer to the question about the world’s five highest CO2 emitting countries.There’s great music, listener letters, and of course, ...
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.
30/11/2014

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.

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