Vive la France!

10,000 Birds

Then… …on December 30th 2012, at Les-Baux-de-Provence in France, I finally nailed that little sucker. Famous for this one: The WALLCREEPER ! Vive la France! Birds dipping France wallcreepersA search of more than 20 years. For a fleeting glimpse. Just to be fooled again. And again. The famous south-facing cliff below the castle ruins.

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France Bans Genetically Modified Corn

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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 Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List

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Thanks to pressure from animals rights activists, France has removed bullfighting from its cultural heritage list. Usually it is Spain that comes to mind when the subject of bullfighting is Read More The post France Takes Bullfighting Off Cultural Heritage List appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Sports Top News

France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

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Masdar CEO Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber signed a joint declaration with the French government, paving the way for new collaboration on advancing clean energy projects in France. France plans to produce 23% of its energy from renewable sources by 2020, a strategy also intended to boost the national economy. At present, France’s wind energy capacity ranks sixth in the world. Business & Politics clean energy France Masdar renewable energy wind energy

France unveils measures to reduce energy use

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Even after the election of François Hollande as President of France, an energy conservation measure of the previous government will be implemented. percent of the total electricity consumed in France, this is only a necessary first step. France turn off the lights energy conservation energy saving energy use reduction

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Another Terror Attack in France: What Now?

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Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Europe WAYLON: Today Only france attacks how to explain terrorism to children how to save the world love not hate nice pray for nice terrorismI heard the news this morning on the radio while driving my kids to school and nursery.

Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare

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Home About Terms of Use & Privacy Policy Disclosure Contact Product Reviews Monthly Eco-Resolutions Quick Reference Guide Subscribe Product Review: South of France Spa Naturals Skincare October 8, 2010 Headquartered right here in my hometown of Greensboro, North Carolina I had the pleasure of meeting with South of France Spa Naturals to learn more about and try their line of skincare products. I was also able to try their South of France body bar.

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Jane Goodall Urges Air France to End Cruel Primate Trade

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Primate expert, Jane Goodall contacted Air France, urging them to stop shipping primates to labs for experimentation. Read More The post Jane Goodall Urges Air France to End Cruel Primate Trade appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals Causes News Top News jane goodall

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. The new measure, which took effect August 2016, gives producers until 2020 to ensure that all disposable dishes sold in France are made of biologically sourced materials and can be composted.

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First Privately Owned Wildlife Reserve Opens in France

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Read More The post First Privately Owned Wildlife Reserve Opens in France appeared first on Ecorazzi. A group of French environmentalists started the first private wilderness reserve when their country was failing to protect wildlife. Animals Causes Environment News Top News

Before & After Photos: Nazi Occupation in France.

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Photos from the Nazi Occupation of France, then same photos of those locations today. Peace replaces War. Now is pregnant with the past. The house I type these words in has hosted various families and individuals for 100 years. Imagine all the celebrities or great men and women, all the joy and heartbreak, that has […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good

Democratizing Our Food System: Frances Moore Lappé on Agroecology

Green (Living) Review

In a recent essay , Frances Moore Lappé , author of Diet for a Small Planet and co-founder of Food First , the Institute for Food and Development Policy , and the Small Planet Institute , argues that the primary obstacle to sustainable food security is an economic model and thought system that views life in disassociated parts.

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France harnesses horse power to recycle waste

Green (Living) Review

Around 60 towns in France have started using horse-drawn carts to collect waste in order to reduce pollution, lower costs and limit noise. But, in those towns in France were this old way is in use it seems to be working and working well indeed. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Could the horse and cart be the new face of recycling?

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Up Close & Personal at the Tour de France. ~ Tina Wild

Elephant Journal

It took 36 hours to get from Kruger National Park in South Africa to Alpe d’Huez in the French Alps, a renowned skiing village and home to the iconic stage 18 of the Tour de France. Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Green Health & Wellness Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Travel — Adventure — Bicycle Alpe d’Huez bicycle bicycle tour cycling france French alps Paris racing tour de france travel

Tour de France Finale Fever. ~ Tina Wild

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You could feel the anticipation buzzing in the air for the Tour de France race around the city to the finish line on the Champs Élysées. Arts & Culture Blog (always click 4 all blogs) Family, Youth, Enlightened Education — Adventure — Bicycle awareness celebration cycling family gratitude love mindfulness Paris quality time relationships tour de france

Israel innovates the next smart city: meet them in France

Green Prophet

Next month in Nice, France meet some of Israel’s clean tech companies. The companies are sent with the support of the Israeli Embassy in France, Israel NewTech (CleanTech initiative of the Israeli Ministry of Economy), the Chambers of Commerce France-Israel and Israel-France and Team Côte d’Azur, Innovative City Conference through its partnership with Challengy.

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

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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. Following the lead of the European Court of Justice ruling which banned nut and soy milk producers in the EU from using the word “milk” in their branding, vegan food producers in France will now have to rebrand or else they’re on the hook for €300,000.

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Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi!

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Or maybe it’s that certain je ne sais quoi that comes from things that are Made in France, as these scarves are. Launched in 2011, in a small town in the south of France, these organic cotton scarves are dyed with organic, noncarcinogenic dyes, too. The post Made in France: Létol Organic Scarves Have That Je Ne Sais Quoi! Fair Fashion accessory ecofashion ethical fashion jaquard Letol made in france nontoxic dyes organic cotton scarf scarves woven

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

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Joining a small though hopefully growing list of Read More The post France Becomes First E.U. Some four months following the murder of Cecil the Lion, while protests and petitions remain, nations have been slow to take decisive action. Nation to Ban Lion Trophies appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

The Impact of Food on Climate Change: a Dialogue with Frances Moore Lappé. {Book Excerpt}

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Frances Moore Lappé is the author of 18 books, including Diet for a Small Planet, and winner of the alternative Nobel Prize, the Right Livelihood Award. Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Food Green Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Featured Today Z ADMIN Food Featured Today Z ADMIN Green Featured Today climate change factory farming food food waste frances lappe global warming

'Ugly' fruit and vegetables prove a hit in France

Green (Living) Review

French supermarkets to expand initiative that sells "ugly" fruit and vegetables at a 30 per cent discount "Ugly" fruit and vegetables – such as bumpy oranges, two-legged carrots or misshapen aubergines – have proved such a hit in France that supermarket chains – which would previously dump them – are putting the produce on sale in thousands of outlets across the country.

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Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020

Green Prophet

They both had a vision of building a team dream of Israeli cyclists that could do the legendary Tour de France with an Israel Cycling Academy (ICA). It is also the team’s most challenging season to date, with qualifying for the 2020 Tour de France by finishing among the two best Pro Continental teams the primary goal. . The post Team Israel and the UAE go leg to leg at the Tour de France in 2020 appeared first on Green Prophet | Impact News for the Middle East.

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From green bonds to solar roads: France's low-carbon revolution is taking shape

Green (Living) Review

History was made in France a little over a year ago when national delegates from across the world agreed on a landmark climate deal. So, France was the place where mankind finally agreed to get serious about fighting climate change. Here at edie, we’ve pulled out some of the recent landmark announcements that prove that France isn’t just committed to slashing at carbon emissions, but intends to create a more sustainable living environment for its citizens.

Tenet Wines: The Pundit Syrah (2016)

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Michelle Wine Estates of Woodinville, Washington and esteemed winemakers Michel Gassier and Philippe Cambie of France’s Rhône Valley. Birding Food Reviews Birds and Booze Eurasian Scops-Owl France owls Politics scops owls screech-owls Washington DC Washington State Western Screech-Owl wine

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France experiments with paying people to cycle to work

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) France has, in the beginning of June 2014, started a six-month experiment with paying people to cycle to work, joining other European governments in trying to boost the use of the bicycle to improve people''s health, to reduce air pollution and to cut fossil fuel consumption.

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

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France has passed a new law that bans cups, cutlery, plates, and takeaway containers made from plastic. The law comes into effect in 2020.French President Francois Hollande says the law aims to make France ‘an exemplary nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions , diversifying its energy model and increasing the deployment of renewable energy sources’ Viva la France!

James Cromwell Locks Himself in Cage to Protest Against Air France

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Read More The post James Cromwell Locks Himself in Cage to Protest Against Air France appeared first on Ecorazzi. Actor James Cromwell voluntarily caged himself at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), as part of a protest against alleged cruelty to monkeys. Animals Causes Featured News james-cromwell

Germany & France claim recession over, for them

Green (Living) Review

While the growth in both Germany and France are but modest and some idiots keep claiming that Britain is out of the recession as well this is no way the truth. France and Germany coming out of the recession now because they did not have the same problems with the housing market and the financial sector. by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The German and French governments have both announced that the recession is basically over for their respective countries.

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Canada, Japan, Russia and France Bid to Build Jordan’s First Reactor

Green Prophet

One way readers against nuclear energy can appeal is by contacting authorities in Canada, Japan, France and Russia where the bidders are based. Business & Politics Energy Amman Canada France Japan Jordan Nuclear energy RussiaThere’s no stopping Jordan: it will build a nuclear reactor outside of Amman despite risks.

Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog

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Russia has offered to send an Alsatian puppy to France as a tribute to the police dog who was killed during a raid linked to the Paris attacks. The brave pooch Read More The post Russia Gives Puppy to France to Honor Killed Police Dog appeared first on Ecorazzi. Animals News Top News

IUCN to Make Nature’s Solutions Central to the World Water Forum in France

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Thousands of people will gather for the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille, France between the 12th and 17th of March, 2012 in order to address the escalating challenges presented by water shortages, pollution, and population growth. Business & Politics Water France IUCN population increase Rio Summit water issues water pollution water shortages World Water ForumA leader in conservation, IUCN aims to demonstrate that nature has the solutions to our upcoming water crisis.

France Says Adieu To Hydraulic Fracking

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Somewhere, Mark Ruffalo is giving a giant high-five to the entire country of France this morning! Don’t mess with France. A giant high-five. 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. Companies that currently hold permits for drilling on French lands will have two months to notify officials what method of extraction they plan on using.

Walk the Talk Show: Waylon’s interviewing Frances Moore Lappé.

Elephant Journal

What inspires us about Frances Moore Lappé? Every aspect of our lives is, in a sense, a vote for the kind of world we want to live in.” ~ Frances Moore Lappé Waylon is interviewing Frances this morning as part of our Walk the Talk Show: One Take: In the Moment series.

France Looks To Boost Offshore Wind Energy

Eco Friendly Daily

France, which also has relied heavily on nuclear energy, is facing similar dilemmas. By the year 2020, France aims to attain twenty-three percent of their electricity needs through renewable energies. The government of France also seeks to reduce their dependence upon nuclear energy, although not eliminate it entirely like some nations have chosen to do. Part of the plan to increase renewable energies and reduce dependence upon nuclear for France is offshore wind energy.

Ekyog: France’s Eco Fashion Secret is Out!

Eco Chic

So I thought I had wandered into heaven when on top of all the lovely food and picturesque walks, I found an Ekyog boutique (it’s one of many in France), which sold beautifully made, perfectly French, gloriously green clothing. Fair Fashion eco fashion ekyog france la mode paris sustainable styleThe Louane dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is dyed (it comes in red too), with low-impact dyes.

France’s GDF Suez Jumps on Morocco’s Wind Wagon

Green Prophet

No stranger to wind, GDF Suez from France inked a 20 year deal with to build and operate a 300 MW plant in the Tarfaya Desert. By the end of the decade, Morocco hopes to generate a full 2,000 megawatts of wind energy , but for now, the North African country needs all the help it can get from foreign investors. At the end of two decades, Africa’s largest wind plant to date will be owned by Morocco.

5 Must-Read Quotes regarding the Tragedy in France.

Elephant Journal

Read MLK’s quote, now more than ever: The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may […]. Homepages (Gold Tabs)* Arts & Culture

Ekyog: France’s Eco Fashion Secret is Out!

Eco Chic

So I thought I had wandered into heaven when on top of all the lovely food and picturesque walks, I found an Ekyog boutique (it’s one of many in France), which sold beautifully made, perfectly French, gloriously green clothing. Fair Fashion eco fashion ekyog france la mode paris sustainable styleThe Louane dress is made from 100% organic cotton and is dyed (it comes in red too), with low-impact dyes.

France’s New Car Tax

Eco Friendly Daily

France is putting their money where their mouth is. In an effort to encourage consumers to purchase environmentally friendly cars, France isn’t just imposing standards, they’re rewarding customers who purchase environmentally friendly cars. Despite this set back, the work of the president and the lobby is a huge step forward in France’s environmental policy. At least in terms of environmental impact of the cars on their roads.

Britons catch cycling bug from Tour de France, says Halfords

Green (Living) Review

The latest statistics showing the rise in the popularity of cycling come as the Tour de France gives cycling another boost in popularity, with sales of premium models set to soar. Last year its limited edition Carrera TDF bike, featuring a lightweight compact aluminum frame and 16 gears, sold out during the Tour De France tournament.

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In an Instant Everything Changed How Tragedy Guided Me to France

Elephant Journal

We had just finished a lovely anniversary dinner, loads of great food great wine and home to bed. It was late, it was Sunday night and a busy week was almost upon us. We didn’t watch the news, we just checked on the animals and went to bed. Should be the end of the story […].

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Tour de France To Feature First Vegan Cyclist

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For the first time in its 108-year history, a cyclist participating in the grueling 2,200-mile, three-week Tour de France will complete the race while maintaining a vegan diet. Almost. Let’s get this out of the way first: David Zabriskie , an American, will cheat a bit by consuming small portions of salmon twice a week during the Tour, to increase his ability to absorb iron.

Is France moving away from pledge to reduce nuclear capacity?

Green Blog

When Francois Hollande was elected President of France in 2012, he pledged that he would reduce the nuclear energy contribution to the country''s electricity mix from 75% to 50% by 2025. She said that she was not in favour of quitting nuclear power and added that France needs to continue investing in it, particularly in fourth-generation reactors which will consume less nuclear fuel and recycle nuclear waste.