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Pernod Ricard halts use of plastic straws and stirrers

Alcoholic drinks giant, Pernod Ricard, has joined the war on plastic by declaring that it will no longer use non-biodegradable plastic straws and stirrers...

22 Jan 2018

GLOBAL

Underwater nurseries help revive Mediterranean fish stocks

Ecocean harvests baby fish, nurtures them onshore and then returns them to the sea after a short acclimatisation period in an underwater "bio-hut" or nursery...

13 Oct 2017

SOUTH AFRICA

Indian Ocean states move to avert tuna stocks depletion

Tuna Fisheries are to feature prominently in future as the South West Indian Ocean Commission now moves to adopt a draft protocol on access to fishing grounds by foreign vessels...

By Sylivester Domasa 17 Feb 2017

FRANCE

French winemakers hunt for climate change-resistant grape

Amid the bustle of a busy harvest in France's famed Beaujolais wine-making region, a quiet effort is underway to counter one of the industry's biggest potential threats: climate change...

15 Sep 2015

FRANCE

World Bank urges 'substantial' pre-2020 climate funds

Putting money on the table for pre-2020 climate adaptation projects in poor countries, may help unlock an ambitious global pact in December, a senior World Bank official said on Thursday, 9 July 2015...

10 Jul 2015

FRANCE

France seeks new impetus for climate talks

France sought on Monday, 1 June, to breathe life into talks for a UN climate pact, calling for a "pre-agreement" to be forged weeks before a crucial conference in Paris in December that must seal the final deal...

2 Jun 2015

SOUTH AFRICA

Female millennials are the most confident and ambitious of any female generation

New PwC survey dispels myths about women and work...

5 Mar 2015

FRANCE

'Twisted rope' of charged particles precede solar storms

PARIS, FRANCE: A "twisted rope" of magnetically-charged energy precedes solar storms that have the potential to damage satellites and electricity grids, French scientists have found.

23 Oct 2014

FRANCE

'Tribo-electric,' the buzzword of the future?

PARIS, FRANCE: Out at sea, gentle waves provide power for thousands of homes. In cities, dance-floor moves generate electricity for nightclubs. In the countryside, hikers use leg power to recharge their phones.

5 Mar 2014

FRANCE

Google Street View helps identify alien species

PARIS, FRANCE: Google Street View can be a useful tool in the costly and time-consuming fight against invasive species, French biologists said on Thursday (10 October).

11 Oct 2013

FRANCE

Diesel fumes baffle bees says study

PARIS, FRANCE: Diesel exhaust fumes alter the flowery smells that guide bees when they forage, potentially sending them off course and putting the food-growing industry at risk, a study said on Thursday (3 October).

5 Oct 2013

FRANCE

Apples losing their crunch to global warming

PARIS, FRANCE: Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch but is making them sweeter, a study said on Thursday (15 August).

16 Aug 2013

FRANCE

Technology detox - simple solutions coming

PARIS, FRANCE: Tired of checking your smartphone every few minutes for new emails, likes or retweets? Do you spend more time looking at your device than chatting to your date? Are you close to a digital burn-out?

26 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Air pollution prevents hurricanes

PARIS, FRANCE: Higher levels of air pollution reduced the frequency of North Atlantic hurricanes and other tropical storms for most of the 20th century, a study said on Sunday (23 June).

25 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Cannes Lions, Gates Foundation launch 2013 Cannes Chimera Initiative

CANNES, FRANCE: Cannes Lions and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has announced a new brief for the Cannes Chimera Initiative, a creative competition that identifies innovative communications approaches to help solve global development problems.

20 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Flights disrupted as controllers strike

PARIS - Hundreds of flights in France were cancelled on Tuesday (11 June) as air traffic controllers went on strike against changes to a long-running EU project aimed at creating a single European airspace.

12 Jun 2013

FRANCE

Mobile app helps remove racist graffiti

PARIS, FRANCE: A French anti-racism association is launching a mobile application it hopes will help eradicate racist graffiti by enabling users to take photos of offensive tags, geo-locate them and get them removed.

27 May 2013

FRANCE

Vitamin C kills tuberculosis cells

PARIS, FRANCE: Scientists said on Tuesday (21 May) they had managed to kill laboratory-grown tuberculosis (TB) bacteria with good old Vitamin C, an "unexpected" discovery they hope will lead to better, cheaper drugs.

22 May 2013

FRANCE

Climate change warnings may be invalid

PARIS: A global warming "pause" over the past decade may invalidate the harshest climate change predictions for the next 50 to 100 years, a study said on Sunday (19 May) - though levels remain in the danger zone.

20 May 2013

FRANCE

No contraception for 233m women

PARIS, FRANCE: An estimated 233m women in their fertile years will not have access to modern contraception by 2015, up from 221m in 2010, according to a study published on Tuesday (12 March).

13 Mar 2013

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