France Says “Oui” to Masdar Renewables Deal

Green Prophet

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. At present, France’s wind energy capacity ranks sixth in the world.

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. Bans on free-issue plastic shopping bags have been on national law books for over a decade.

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New rooftops in France must be covered in plants or solar panels

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France has issued a new eco-friendly law which requires rooftops on all new buildings in commercial zones to be partially covered by plants or solar panels. They had called for a law which required all new rooftops in France to be fitted with green roofs. The law might also help France catch up to other major European countries – such as Germany, Spain and Italy – which has a much larger share of solar energy.

France Says Adieu To Hydraulic Fracking


Somewhere, Mark Ruffalo is giving a giant high-five to the entire country of France this morning! Don’t mess with France. The Department of Environmental Conservation has issued a proposal that would allow drilling on private land “under rigorous and effective controls.”

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France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases

Green (Living) Review

In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.

Israeli Students Design a Solar-Powered Water Treatment Plant for Home Use

Green Prophet

An Israeli delegation led a recent World Water forum in France , sharing their hydrological expertise, and every year clean tech awards are bestowed upon alumnus of various local universities.

Daring Moroccan university recycles urine as drinking water

Green Prophet

Firmus from France is working with Belectric from Germany to expand ESA’s technology, and if their project is successful, they hope to scale it up by a factor of 10 so that the rest of the town can also enjoy access to clean drinking water.

France Dims its Lights to Save Costs and Energy


As of July in Paris , all shops and offices in France will have to shut off their lights at night, under a government decree issued on Wednesday. ” It's an interesting step in France because lights are part of the French experience.

Nuclear Power Continues World Dependence on Middle East Oil

Green Prophet

In its haste to free itself from oil-powered electricity, during the Arab oil shocks of the &# 70s, France switched to nuclear energy. Uranium depletion is one issue. When water becomes an issue, nuclear gets shut down, as does coal.

Stop calling vegan food “cruelty-free”


Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. Sometimes it’s easy to compartmentalise ethical issues and to forget that abstaining from one moral wrong doesn’t eradicate all others. Many vegans proudly proclaim that their food is “cruelty-free” as though issues of justice and injustice begin and end with our use of nonhuman animals.

Heavy anti-nuclear protests in Germany

Green Blog

These past days there have been heavy protests and blockades in Germany against a train carrying nuclear waste from France. It is a train convoy carrying eleven 100-tonne containers of radioactive waste that is reprocessed in France and returns to Germany each year for storage.

French presidential candidate Jean-Luc Mélenchon on ecology and nuclear energy

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The issue is that of hazard assessment. Business & Politics communism ecological planning ecology François Hollande France general election interview Jean-Luc Mélenchon Left Front Marine Le Pen nationalization Nicolas Sarkozy nuclear power political ecology politics socialism

Reflections on my Privileged Veganism


Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. I remember being vegan, and asserting that I was a voice for the voiceless, and that since animals are the most oppressed beings on the planet I would speak for them and leave human issues to other humans.

Just two more examples of animal rights protests that hurt women


In France, 296 Life France staged the chaining, branding, and murder of women to represent the standard treatment of cows. It’s easy to first turn away from the criticism as the coverage and commentary is sometimes sold as a non-vegan deflection of the issues.

SARS Virus Variant MERS Spreading from Middle East

Green Prophet

Last month two new cases were reported in France. Patient #1 had traveled to Dubai, became ill and was hospitalized in France, where his hospital roommate picked up the bug.

Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of Egypt’s pyramids!

Green Prophet

The survey is a joint venture between Japan and Egypt in collaboration with Cairo University and the Heritage Innovation and Preservation Institute in France, supervised by the Ministry of Antiquities. But the pyramids aren’t going anywhere, so this isn’t much of an issue.

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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 ).

The Way of Water (La natura dell’acqua)

The Alien Next Door

Virtually Yours” was first published in Issue #4 of Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine (Canada); it was reprinted in several languages in other countries including USA, Poland, Romania, Greece, and now Italy. She imagines its coolness gliding down her throat.

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Should Women Stop Wearing Bras?

Green Prophet

Recent research conducted in France may influence women to change their minds again. Although these issues are valid and deserve more research, there are no definite answers to anti-bra arguments based on health concerns. Science puts a new view forward in the anti-brassiere argument.

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Marine Drones Wanted to Clean the Gulf Seas from Plastic

Green Prophet

Ten percent of all plastic ends up in the ocean, and has resulted in the largest landfill in the world: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch which is estimated to be twice the size of France. The issue of plastic waste in our sea cannot be stressed enough, the figures are shocking.

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.

Will COP 21 finally deal with climate change ?

Green Prophet

COP21 comes on the heels of some of the worst climate issues that humankind has experienced in recent years; including intense typhoons and huricanes; and crazy Middle East “heat domes” that may make parts of the ME uninhabitable by year 2100.

Got Environmental Issues? The Next Generation’s On It with Solutions-Oriented Projects Galore

Eco Chic

The kids that are coming of age now (Generation Z or Generation Naught) are not only taking our dithering on major environmental issues without much complaint, they are taking all kinds of creative action.

When will the Middle East wake up to green roofs?

Green Prophet

Vive la France! The country recently passed legislation that requires rooftops of all new commercial buildings to be at least partly covered with solar panels or rooftop gardens.

A Vegan’s Guide to Tackling Naysayers


Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. If people can get into heated discussions over sports teams and toothpaste-tube lids (or their absence), then they can, and will, get into heated discussions over moral issues. One of the skills required of an advocate for veganism is adaptability. Since no two advocacy conversations will ever be the same, it’s almost impossible to predict the trajectory of any such discussion.

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We Need to Talk About Yulin


Guest Post by Dr. Frances McCormack. ———————————————————————–. I signed petitions on a variety of single-issues; I objected to things that people in other countries did to animals that I thought we didn’t routinely exploit here.

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Unicycles 'Round the World | Wend Blog

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Friends & Sponsors Advertisement Current Issue Read Buy Subscribe Pedaling Norway, Peddling Home - Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson must face uncomfortable lifestyle truths while on a pedal-powered skiing expedition through Arctic Norway. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

PIP Breast Implant Warnings Hit Middle East

Green Prophet

A call to women has been issued in the Middle East to women from Israel all the way to Abu Dhabi. Some 30,000 women in France have been told to remove the implants. Defunct French company PIP has sold leaky, industry grade silicon implants now being recalled. image via Globalpost.

Mark Tercek chats with Justin Adams, new Global Managing Director of Lands

Conservancy Talk

I’ve worked in and set up a number of small businesses – and have also worked in very large companies – around the intertwined issues of renewable energy, sustainable agricultural production and biological carbon sequestration. For these issues, scale is still the question.

EU decision will pull Monsanto weedkiller off market shelves

Green Prophet

The IARC reached its decision based on the view of 17 experts from 11 countries, who met in France to assess the carcinogenicity of 5 organophosphate pesticides. The IARC’s assessment of the 5 pesticides is published in the latest issue of The Lancet Oncology.

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Despite SolarInnovations, Israel Lags Far Behind Europe and the US in Results

Green Prophet

The irony of this issue, which never ceases to amaze many people, is that so many European countries are keen on obtaining at least 20% of their energy needs from both solar and wind energy. Sun rising over Germany to France and Spain.

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Domestic Animals and Us: What We Can Learn About Veganism From the Animals We Love


Guest Post by Dr Frances McCormack. We looked for signs of hope in the swell of her abdomen that came with each breath, in how bright her eyes appeared, in the level of interest she displayed at our presence, in every single gram of food she ate.

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Shale gas “fracking” in the Sahara is worse for water

Green Prophet

With the discovery of significant shale gas reserves in the region, and at a time when fracking has been banned in France and it has become increasingly controversial in the UK; multinationals are pushing to exploit reserves in the Saharan region.

Why Body-Shaming Has No Place in Animal Advocacy (Or Anywhere Else)


Guest Essay by Dr. Frances McCormack. Surely, where those like McDougall see fit to discus issues of weight as a matter in terms of plant-based eating, they ought to strive to do so without objectifying individuals and passing moral judgements upon them.

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Wine 'Round the World | Wend Blog

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Friends & Sponsors Advertisement Current Issue Read Buy Subscribe Pedaling Norway, Peddling Home - Brian Mohr and Emily Johnson must face uncomfortable lifestyle truths while on a pedal-powered skiing expedition through Arctic Norway. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

Verizon selects 12 Internet of Things startups that may change your world

Green Prophet

In line with the trend for the quantified self, the Owlet sock helps parents understand whether their newborns are experiencing any issues.

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The Journal Writer by Nina Munteanu Now Out

The Alien Next Door

I cover how to get the most out of your journal writing experience and discuss safety issues. Normal. false. false. false. EN-US. X-NONE. The second book in my Alien Guidebook Series The Journal Writer: Finding Your Voice was released in March 25, 2013 by Pixl Press. (an

Nissan Highlights Quiet of Electric Cars By Running Parade Through Sleeping Town

Green Living Ideas

Nissan recently highlighted that last point by running a race between a few of its 100% electric Nissan LEAFs through a small sleeping town in France.

French cities to test ban on gas guzzlers

Green Blog

"" Besides this ban on gas guzzlers in a number of French cities the European Union has issued several policies and strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the European transport sector. Photo credit: jurvetson.

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Government to take £40 from everyone who loses their job

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) From this Autumn anyone who loses their job in Britain will receive £40 less as a result of government plans to make people wait for longer for any job support, according to a consultation published on Friday, May 23, 2014 by the Social Security Advisory Committee (SSAC) – an official body that advises the Department of Work and Pensions on benefits issues.