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26 Oct 2021 PARIS
Climate finance provided and mobilised by developed countries for climate action in developing countries looks likely to reach USD 100 billion in 2023,
25 May 2021 PARIS
Effects of central France extraction by iconic Volvic brand described as akin to "desertification".
4 May 2021 TOULOUSE, France
Satellite data offers new methods of measuring individual glacier elevation and mass; regional variations detected. Glacier melt accelerating and contributing to sea level rise.
19 Apr 2021 PARIS, France
Peace has been declared in a French water battle that saw two of its leading players at loggerheads for more than six months. The proposed merger agreement will create a group with annual revenues of €37 billion. The new Suez will be a standalone entity with revenues of around €7 billion.
4 Mar 2021 PARIS
When the River Seine that runs through Paris overflowed this month, officials at the Louvre Museum were relieved some of their most valuable items were safely stored in northern France. The world’s largest and most visited museum, with almost 10 million visitors annually, had already transported some 100,000 at risk art pieces to the new Louvre Conservation Center in Lievin, some 190 km north...
21 Feb 2021 PARIS, France
French water, waste management and energy giant Veolia filed a tender offer on 7 February for the shares in rival Suez that it doesn’t already own. The move takes the increasingly acrimonious takeover bid out of the boardroom and into the hands of shareholders.Suez claims the offer of almost $21.90 USD per share for the remaining Suez shares violates Veolia’s commitment to amicability in the takeover, which began in October last year with the acquisition of a 29...
4 Feb 2021 DELHI, India
Any attempt by China to build a mega dam upstream of the Brahmaputra River would be an “encroachment on the entitled rights of lower riparian states like India and Bangladesh,” the government of India has said. A 20 January statement released by the Jal Shakti Ministry (India’s ministry for water) and widely reported in the Indian media following a meeting of the nation’s Central Water Commission added that such a move would “adversely affect the availability of water in the Brahmaputra basin during the lean season”...
27 Jan 2021 PARIS
A Paris-based tech company has seen off competition from the world’s best-known green businesses to be named the most sustainable corporation on the planet. Schneider Electric has climbed the annual Global 100 index, from a ranking of 29 last year, offering the technology and energy solutions needed by the likes of retailer Walmart, hotel group Marriott and steel business ArcelorMittal to meet their climate targets...
26 Jan 2021 FLINT MI, United States
The former Governor of the US State of Michigan is among a group of 9 defendants facing criminal charges following a new investigation into the Flint water scandal.Rick Synder, along with former Flint Public Works director Howard Croft have each been charged with two counts of wilful neglect of duty over the fatal contamination of Flint’s water system in 2014...
26 Jan 2021 DAMASCUS, Syria
Syrian protesters hit the streets in mid-January in the al-Hasakeh region of northeast Syria around repeated water shortages caused by outages at the Allouk pumping station, with hundreds of demonstrators blaming Turkish occupying forces for repeated water shutoffs. Further coverage by OOSKAnews Local media outlets describe Turkish forces stopping operations mid-January at Allouk, the only source of drinking water to approximately one million people...
25 Jan 2021 PARIS
Electricite de France SA had to disconnect all four reactors at its Paluel nuclear plant on France’s north coast Wednesday after a “significant and unforeseeable” number of fish got stuck in the filter drums of the pumping station. Two of the plant’s generating units have been reconnected to the grid, one requires further checks, the fourth will remain offline for a planned refueling that was due to start on Jan...
21 Jan 2021 PARIS, France
In a January announcement at the the "One Planet Summit" for biodiversity, President of France Emmanuel Macron committed to a $14 Billion USD grant to scale up work on the Great Green Wall (GGW) initiative.The GGW, which was established in 2007, is Africa’s flagship initiative to tackle climate change, desertification and land degradation across the Sahel region - which covers the land surrounding the Sahara Desert in Africa...