Pesticide sales drop 44% in 2019 after 2018 increase

According to the government, which provided these “provisional data”, this drop is the effect of measures taken since 2018 to reduce the use of plant protection products. Pesticide sales fell in France by 44% in volume in 2019, after the surge in sales in 2018 (+ 18%), the government announced on Tuesday. The quantities sold of glyphosate, a controversial weedkiller, “decreased by 35% (-3,358 tonnes) … Continue reading Pesticide sales drop 44% in 2019 after 2018 increase

France wants to produce “clean hydrogen” from nuclear power, with Germany

The recovery plan for the French economy will include elements of development in hydrogen as part of a partnership with Germany, said Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of Economy and Finance, on Tuesday. While France has set itself the objective of regular funding of 100 million euros per year in favor of hydrogen in 2018, Germany announced in June that it planned to invest 9 … Continue reading France wants to produce “clean hydrogen” from nuclear power, with Germany

Organic farming: why the State is withdrawing from aid for maintenance

The Minister of Agriculture Stéphane Travert announced that the state will, from 2018, entrust the funding of “maintenance aid” to the regions. Objective: to favor conversions of novice farmers in organic farming. Change of course for “organic” agriculture in France. On the Tech and Bio show held this week in Bourg-les-Valence in the Drôme, the Minister of Agriculture and Food Stéphane Travert, this Wednesday, September … Continue reading Organic farming: why the State is withdrawing from aid for maintenance

The benefits of increasing CO2

The benefits of increasing CO2

The public debate only highlights the negative effects of increasing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But there are also positive impacts. By Bjorn Lomborg, director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center and assistant professor at Copenhagen Business School A recent study in the journal Nature has revealed how increasing carbon dioxide (CO₂) has made the Earth greener over the last three decades. Because CO₂ acts as … Continue reading The benefits of increasing CO2

Carbon neutrality in 2050, under which conditions

ZEN2050, the report released Monday, May 27 the association for the Environment, shows that the ambitious goal that the French government has set itself – not to emit more gas-to-greenhouse than it does will be possible to absorb – is at hand. But it involves strong, immediate measures in all parts of society. “Unprecedented changes”. The terms used by “Companies for the Environment” (EpE) to … Continue reading Carbon neutrality in 2050, under which conditions

Biodiversity, climate: what can Europe do?

The G7 environment ministers and the countries invited by France met in Metz on Sunday 5 and Monday 6 May to put on the table the subject of the ecological emergency. The stakes are numerous, the challenges ahead just as complex and urgent, especially as regards biodiversity. A report from the Intergovernmental Science and Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), released on Monday, … Continue reading Biodiversity, climate: what can Europe do?

Chile limits access to Easter Island

Too many hotels, too many tourists, too much garbage: The indigenous people of the Chilean Easter Island complain about the number of visitors. By law, Chile is now regulating access. Due to the huge number of tourists on the Chilean Easter Island, access will be restricted from now on. “This island is magical, everyone wants to visit it,” said Chilean leader Sebastián Piñera on Wednesday … Continue reading Chile limits access to Easter Island

Charges against tourist rush: nine euros for Bali’s beaches, 1500 euros for gorillas

See Venice – and pay three euros. But the city, which will soon be hosting tourists, is not the only destination that wants to control the onslaught with fees. An overview of Bali to Spitsbergen. In fact, relatively speaking, there are only a few places in the world that are overrun by tourists. However, these are overwhelmed by visitor numbers, which often exceed the number … Continue reading Charges against tourist rush: nine euros for Bali’s beaches, 1500 euros for gorillas

Renewable energies: the Scandinavian countries best European students

Overall, the European Union should achieve the 20% renewable energy target set in 2008 as part of the climate change package. But this collective result masks contrasting individual performances. With 17.5% of renewables consumed in 2017, the EU seems to be on track to reach its target of 20% of green energy sources (hydropower, wind, solar, biomass, etc.) by 2020. As this proportion has been … Continue reading Renewable energies: the Scandinavian countries best European students