France Bans Genetically Modified Corn

Sustainability Ninja

France has temporarily banned the planting of Monsanto’s genetically modified corn, ominously called MON810. Monsanto announced in early this year that they would no longer sell genetically modified corn in France because of the major public outcry and opposition. Agriculture france ban GM corn monsanto yieldgard

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France aims to ban plastic cups, plates and cutlery

Green (Living) Review

But the proposed ban is not without controversy by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France's latest efforts to reduce pollution, especially in the form of plastic waste, will also affect picnickers in parks and countryside. It follows a ban on plastic bags, in place since July.

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France’s ban of faux-meat branding won’t stop veganism

Eccorazzi

France has banned the use of terms traditionally associated with meat in describing vegetarian or vegan products, no matter how clear the branding or description. And speaking of pork, is France going to ban that word from being used to describe the carcass of a pig?

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France Becomes First E.U. Nation to Ban Lion Trophies

Eccorazzi

Joining a small though hopefully growing list of Read More The post France Becomes First E.U. Nation to Ban Lion Trophies appeared first on Ecorazzi.

France’s new ban on plastic throwaways should be extended globally

Green Prophet

France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. It’s The part of the nation’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act, which will also carry out a ban on plastic bags in grocery shops and markets beginning in July.

Paul McCartney Not Happy with France’s Ban on Veg Meals in Schools

Eccorazzi

Paul McCartney is not too happy with France’s decision to ban vegetarian meals from its schools. McCartney, a long-time vegetarian and animal advocate, is speaking out against the ban, which was passed in October and forbids schools to sell meat-free meals to students or let students bring meat-free meals from home.

France Says Adieu To Hydraulic Fracking

Eccorazzi

Somewhere, Mark Ruffalo is giving a giant high-five to the entire country of France this morning! French senators late yesterday voted to outlaw hydraulic fracking , making it the first country to ban the highly controversial practice for extracting natural gas and oil.

Contador's Doping Charges Dropped, One-Year Ban Lifted | Wend Blog

Wend Magazine

That’s because the Royal Spanish Cycling Federation (RFEC) overturned their ruling yesterday, clearing him of knowingly using banned drugs. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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Plastic Bag Bans around the World

Greentumble

Countries that have banned plastic bags. The first country to implement a full ban on plastic bags was Belgium in 2007. Since then many countries have begun to follow suit with country wide bans, local / partial bans, and taxes or disincentives on using plastic bags.

EU Regions are planning on banning petrol (gasoline) and diesel cars

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Banning older cars in city center France is the first EU region, as, according to Junker and Co there are, or will be, no longer nations states (member states) in the EU but only regions, to ban older cars, before 1996 or thereabouts, from the center of the cities.

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French cities to test ban on gas guzzlers

Green Blog

French cities such as Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, and Aix-en-Provence are planning to test a ban on gas guzzlers such as SUVs, according to John Voelcker over at Greencarreports. " Related reading: Politicians wants to ban gas cars in Norway after 2015. Photo credit: jurvetson.

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Will Germany really ban fracking?

Green Blog

The German government says it will soon move to ban fracking in the country until 2021, which would make it the latest nation (after France and Bulgaria ) to eliminate the destructive natural gas drilling process. To say that there is a fracking ban in the paper is window dressing.

French Court Upholds Fracking Ban

Celsias

France’s constitutional court has upheld a ban on hydraulic fracturing, ruling that the law against the energy-exploration technique known as fracking is a valid means of protecting the environment.

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Europe bans bee-harming pesticides

Green Blog

Concerns about the dramatic decline in bee populations around the world in recent years has resulted in a continent-wide ban in Europe on insecticides that allegedly causes serious harm to bees. ” The ban will come into effect from 1 December 2013.

Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) Presents Interim Report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

Green (Living) Review

The Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project (DDPP) interim report will be presented in a briefing today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, and tomorrow/the day after to the French government, as host of the 2015 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) climate conference.

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Fracking Concerns Cause Ban In Bulgaria

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition to the above concerns, studies relating earthquakes to the fracking process have alarmed residents of numerous countries and have led to bans on the process. However, countries such as France and Bulgaria are not taking the chance.

Dismay over EU decision not to ban baby bottle chemical bisphenol-A

Green (Living) Review

Unlike Canada, for instance, the EU decides not to ban BPA – WHY? Health campaigners have reacted with dismay after EU officials decided against restricting or banning bisphenol-A (BPA), despite evidence of links to breast cancer and other health issues.

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Paris Likely To Ban SUVs

Eco Friendly Daily

According to the Environmental Ministry in France, the city is likely to pass low emission zones which will exclude the use of SUVs. However, Paris is likely to ban SUVs by the year 2012. Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) are often referred to as gas-guzzlers.

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The Green Buzz: Friday, October 11

Conservancy Talk

France upholds law banning fracking. Animals Climate Change Environmental News Global Warming The Green Buzz United States Bloomberg daily news elephants fracking fracking ban France Georgia government shutdown green news Guardian NY Times school stink bugs Treehugger weather Wired Just another reason elephants are awesome. That and more, in today’s Green Buzz. School’s out! Georgia school cancels class because the weather is too nice. TreeHugger ).

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Angelina Jolie Forced to Ban Cricket-Eating at Home

Eccorazzi

Angelina Jolie has been forced to ban insects from her home. Jolie, who is mom to Maddox (9), Pax (7), Zahara (6), Shiloh (5), and two-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne, has been forced to ban cricket eating in her home after Maddox and Pax began consuming them “like Doritos.&#.

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UK Report Indicates Fracking Needs More Regulations, Not A Ban

Eco Friendly Daily

In addition to the above concerns, studies relating earthquakes to the fracking process have alarmed residents of numerous countries and have led to bans on the process. However, countries such as France and Bulgaria are not taking the chance.

California Chefs Oppose Upcoming Foie Gras Ban

Celsias

Animal rights groups including PETA and the Humane Society of the United States say the method, known as gavage in France, is cruel and Even diehard gourmands who adore the delicacy foie gras are well aware of the process involved in making it.

Oil fracking protestors in Algeria rise up against their regime, Total and Shell

Green Prophet

There is frustration that while Total is banned from fracking in France, the French government is encouraging fracking in Algeria. Energy fracking France oil

The Green Buzz: Thursday, June 6

Conservancy Talk

They say the United States’ “invented environmental dumping” and that’s reason enough to continue to ban fracking in France. D-Day: 69 years ago today, Operation Overlord began. So let’s talk Normandy in today’s green news. The Bay of Seine – a place of great significance for WWII – is being sited for a wind farm. ( The Independent ).

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Imagine Paris without car traffic. They’re trying it.

Elephant Journal

The Day Without Cars France will ban cars from the streets of Paris for one day next month, turning the city over to pedestrians and cyclists to experience the urban landscape free of traffic. weburbanist.com) Pretty sure Bogota’s Ciclovia inspired nearly all of the cities being referenced here. Not actually everywhere in the city. And […].

Four New Man-Made Gases Found That Harm Ozone Layer, Scientists Say

Green (Living) Review

OSLO, March 9 (Reuters) - Scientists have detected four new man-made gases that damage the Earth''s protective ozone layer, despite bans on almost all production of similar gases under a 1987 treaty, a study showed on Sunday.

How buying in bulk actually wastes food

Green (Living) Review

There was some buzz a while back about France’s ban on grocery stores throwing out edible food, but the numbers show that this is only a small part of the problem. If you’re like me, you writhe in guilt-ridden anguish each time you forget to bring your canvas tote to the grocery store.

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International Opposition to Fracking

Sierra Club Compass

Some countries, such as the United Kingdom, Germany, and Poland have tried to jump on the fracking bandwagon; whereas others, like France, have outright banned this practice. France and Bulgaria France and Bulgaria are the only countries that have a ban on fracking.

Bring Your Own Cutlery needs to become a new trend

Green (Living) Review

Most obviously, disposable plastic cutlery should be made illegal, which is precisely what France has done.

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Cyclepedia–Bike Porn, Old and New | Wend Blog

Wend Magazine

The book’s contents include images of tons of bikes, including those of nearly every variety– from the fancy, speed-focused race bikes designed for the Tour de France, to those intended for two riders, to singlespeed beauties and those with statuses that are rare or iconic.

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What is the National Bird of the United States?

10,000 Birds

From France he wrote to his daughter expressing his displeasure: For my own part I wish the Bald Eagle had not been chosen the Representative of our Country. The Bald Eagle is the national bird of the United States of America.

A Message from Your Favourite Corporate Animal Charity

Eccorazzi

Parody Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. In 1999, a European Union Council Directive instructed member states to implement legislation to ban conventional battery cages by 1 January, 2012.* Read more from Gary Francione on the ban that was not a ban here.

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Shorebirds Are Still Being Hunted, Often Legally

Nature Conservancy - Science

1913: Spring shooting, night shooting, and interstate sale of migratory birds banned. Many shorebird populations rebounded after hunting was banned, but some species (such as the Eskimo curlew, which is now extinct) never recovered.

Hempcrete: The green material seeking legalization for eco friendly construction

EcoFriend

France, Switzerland, etc and then finally approved the use of hemp. The greatest hurdle in using hemp is the fact that’s its production is banned across most states. It contains traces of tetrshydrocannabinal, the primary ingredient responsible for the ban of marijuana.

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Australia Likely To Establish World’s Largest Marine Reserve

Eco Friendly Daily

times the size of France. If a marine reserve is established, oil and gas exploration and drilling would be banned from the region. Despite the majority of the planet being covered in oceans, very little of the area is actually preserved or protected.

Study: Bumblebees Exposed To Pesticides At Risk Of Death

Eco Friendly Daily

Environmental Protection Agency earlier this year regarding the use of clothianidin, hoping for a ban on the pesticide. A number of countries already ban or limit the use of neonicotinoids, although not the U.S. Italy, Germany and France all have acted against the pesticides.

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Absinthe: the Vilified Spirit

The Alien Next Door

The term la Bleue was originally used for bootleg Swiss absinthe (easier to disguise), but has become a popular term for post-ban-style Swiss absinthe in general.

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Climb Mount Kilimanjaro with Oola’s modesty-wear for Muslims

Green Prophet

Amid news of France’s overturned ban of the full-body “burkini” swimsuit, Playboy and Women’s Running magazines featuring women in hijab for the first time the hijab is turning heads and making headlines.

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The Devastating Consequences of Wildlife Poaching

Greentumble

Hopefully, China’s recent trade ban on ivory products will result in a further decline of the numbers [18]. Ian Somerhalder testified in front of a congressional hearing in support of the US ivory ban [41]. . Wildlife poaching has grave.

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EU Debates Permanent Storage For Nuclear Waste

Eco Friendly Daily

In total, the EU has 143 nuclear power plants with the most residing in France, which has 58 power plants. The EU has also banned exporting the radioactive waste for storage elsewhere.

Who Will Pay For Nature? How To Catalyze Private Investment In Sustainability

Conservancy Talk

For example, it led to the Soy Moratorium, a voluntary ban on the sale of soy from any land deforested after 2006. As more and more world leaders call for action on climate change, a difficult challenge arises: How do we pay for it?

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Greening your home in a couple of simple steps

Green (Living) Review

Some communities are banning incandescent bulbs, so now is the time to get used to the change. In fact in many countries of Europe the incandescent light bulb, the Edison one, is banned already from sale and talk is even of making the use of them illegal. Now it would be fun to see how they wish to enforce that ban on use. The Eastern Europeans and those in the South of France and elsewhere in the Mediterranean know why they have shutters on the outside of their windows.

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The brown menace is on the rise again

Green (Living) Review

Is it not high time to outlaw groupings and parties such as the NPD and BVU in Germany, the BNP and others in the UK, the Fronte National in France, and others of their ilk elsewhere in Europe? The brown menace is permitted to freely walk abroad and continue with its terror against foreigners, Gypsies, and all those that dare to stand against them, while communists and anti-fascists are being controlled and often prescribed, have their protest marches and demonstrations banned.

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