“It was apocalyptic”: twelve days after the volcanic eruption, inhabitants of the Tonga islands testify

It was apocalyptic twelve days after the volcanic eruption inhabitants

In total, according to the authorities, 85% of the population of this country of just over 100,000 people was affected by the volcanic eruption or the tsunami that followed. PETTY OFFICER CHRIS WEISSENBORN / AFP It is sometimes necessary to dial their number more than ten times before finally hearing their voices. Chopped. Deaf. Distant. … Read more

Pesticides: the government does not respond to the injunction of the Council of State to “better protect the population”

Pesticides the government does not respond to the injunction of

A French farmer sprays herbicide in Sarthe, September 16, 2019. JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER / AFP In a decision rendered on July 26, 2021, the Council of State had ordered the government to complete the rules for the use of pesticides, in order to “better protect the population”. He had given her six months to revise her … Read more

Covid-19 : le gouvernement annonce une « aide financière exceptionnelle » pour les indépendants

Covid 19 le gouvernement annonce une aide financiere exceptionnelle pour les

Un serveur vérifie le passe vaccinal d’un client, à Lille, le 24 janvier 2022. MICHEL SPINGLER / AP Les travailleurs indépendants, autoentrepreneurs, dont l’activité est pénalisée par la cinquième vague de Covid-19, vont bénéficier d’allégements de cotisations sociales et d’une « aide financière exceptionnelle », a annoncé, mercredi 26 janvier, à l’Agence France-Presse le ministre délégué aux petites et … Read more

CO2 capture and storage, future climate solution or mirage?

CO2 capture and storage future climate solution or mirage

CO2 storage tanks at a cement plant in Wuhu, Anhui province, China in September 2019. DAVID STANWAY/REUTERS They are increasingly presented as one of the solutions to be implemented to deal with climate change. CO capture and storage technologies2 – which consist in recovering this greenhouse gas during its production or in the atmosphere, before … Read more

Covid-19: European agreement to allow vaccinated people not to be tested before traveling within the EU

Covid 19 European agreement to allow vaccinated people not to be

At Paris-Charles-de-Gaulles airport, in Roissy, on December 2, 2021. SARAH MEYSSONNIER / REUTERS The foreign ministers of the twenty-seven member states of the European Union (EU) agreed on Tuesday 25 January to better coordinate the rules applicable to travel within the EU and not to impose restrictions on holders of a European health certificate, as … Read more

Covid-19 : en France, le grand gâchis des données issues du séquençage

Covid 19 en France le grand gachis des donnees issues du

Un laborantin travaille au séquençage du génome du virus SARS-CoV-2, à l’Institut Pasteur, à Paris, le 21 janvier 2021. CHRISTOPHE ARCHAMBAULT/AFP Le 11 janvier, la ministre de l’enseignement supérieur, de la recherche et de l’innovation, Frédérique Vidal, pavoise sur Twitter : « Depuis un an, l’activité [de séquençage française] bat des records, avec 317 521 séquences produites au total… » … Read more

Covid-19: the Court of Justice of the Republic dismisses nearly 20,000 standard complaints filed against ministers

Covid 19 the Court of Justice of the Republic dismisses nearly

Several complaints were aimed at Jean Castex and Jean-Michel Blanquer for “extortion”, arguing that “due to the regulations relating to the health pass” they exercised “a moral constraint” to “force the French to be vaccinated”. In the photo, protesters opposed to the vaccine pass, in Paris, January 8, 2022. ADRIENNE SURPRISING / AP The Court … Read more

« Le nucléaire est essentiel à l’équilibre énergétique européen »

Le nucleaire est essentiel a lequilibre energetique europeen

L’EPR de Flamanville (Manche), le 16 août 2019. LOU BENOIST / AFP C’est dans le vacarme des bruits de bottes que s’est éteint, samedi 22 janvier, l’un des hommes les plus paisibles de la Terre. Thich Nhat Hanh était le plus célèbre et le plus influent moine zen du monde. Poète de l’impermanence et de la … Read more

Le combat d’ouvriers agricoles du Nicaragua contre l’agrochimie porté devant la justice française

Le combat douvriers agricoles du Nicaragua contre lagrochimie porte devant

Manifestation d’ouvriers agricoles contre les entreprises qui ont utilisé des pesticides nocifs dans les plantations de bananes, à Managua (Nicaragua), en 2007. MIGUEL ALVAREZ / AFP C’est un dossier international, tentaculaire et unique qui se retrouve devant la justice française. Une affaire de santé publique à près d’un milliard de dollars. Tel est le montant … Read more

Health restrictions: clashes between demonstrators and police in Brussels

Health restrictions clashes between demonstrators and police in Brussels

During the demonstration against health restrictions, in Brussels, on January 23, 2022. GEERT VANDEN WIJNGAERT / AP Clashes opposed the police and people hostile to the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic, during a demonstration which brought together tens of thousands of people, in Brussels, on Sunday January 23. According to the authorities, around 50,000 … Read more

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