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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.
"And I think what the rest of the world can learn from this is that conservation actually works. If we have the resources, a proper strategy, if we use our efforts, it actually works."
- Frans Schepers, the organisation's director of Rewilding Europe

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Europe’s key animals ‘making a comeback’

Story contains video Source: BBC, Thu September 26, 2013
Some of Europe's key animals have made a comeback over the past 50 years, a report suggests.

French move boosts shark sanctuaries

Source: Terra Daily, Sun December 09, 2012
Green campaigners on Friday hailed a decision by France that they said would create the world's biggest shark sanctuary.

After damning research, France proposes banning pesticide linked to bee collapse

Source: MongaBay, Tue June 05, 2012
Following research linking neonicotinoid pesticides to the decline in bee populations, France has announced it plans to ban Cruiser OSR, an insecticide produced by Sygenta.

A 375-Year-Old French Bank Forgives Debts of Paris’ Poorest

Source: Good Magazine, Sun January 29, 2012
Just as France was being chastised for excessive national borrowing with a sovereign debt downgrade, thousands of lucky French people had their financial obligations forgiven after the country's oldest bank decided to simply wipe their slate clean.

Paris ready to turn ignition on electric car-sharing program

Story contains video Source: Financial Times, Fri September 30, 2011
Paris will on Sunday launch an ambitious electrically powered car-share service that it hopes will not only improve the quality of life in the City of Lights but also herald a revolution in sustainable urban transport.

Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang’

Source: BBC, Mon November 08, 2010
The Large Hadron Collider has successfully created a 'mini-Big Bang' by smashing together lead ions instead of protons.

Organic wines are taking off

Source: Connexion, Tue October 26, 2010
FRANCE - Supermarket and cave shelves can contain a baffling array of wines from around France and it is understandable if you just head for the bottle with the gold medal sticker from the Salon de Paris. However...

French towns swap rubbish trucks for horse-drawn carts

Source: The Guardian, Sun October 03, 2010
Perpignan is one of 60 French towns that have struck upon a cheaper and greener way to collect household waste – ditching the dustbin lorry in favour of a horse and cart

Europe agrees to create marine protected areas

Source: Terra Daily, Mon September 27, 2010
European countries agreed Friday to create six protected marine areas in the northeast Atlantic in a bid to step up the protection of the region's environment.

Paris Metro Body Heat To Help Warm Building

Source: Planet Ark, Mon September 06, 2010
The warmth generated by human bodies in the Parisian metro will help heat a public housing project in the city center, the capital's largest owner of social housing said Friday.

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