Category: News

Whatever concerns current news goes here. This will not be solely news in sustainable development. Posts of interest in economics and politics go here as well.

60 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated 0

60 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi was assassinated

On January 30th 1948, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as the Mahatma or Bapu (Father), was assassinated. 60 years later, India is paying homage to the father of the country and some of his...

Happy birthday Sputnik ! 0

Happy birthday Sputnik !

Fifty years ago, on October fourth, 1957, the first human-made satellite begun its orbiting around our planet. This was a major event as it launched a race to space between the two super powers...

A controversy on low-energy light bulbs 2

A controversy on low-energy light bulbs

I have been reading and enjoying for some months the Business of green blog from the IHT. The RSS feeds of this blog are displayed on my sidebar. Today I was reading their latest...

UN versus US views on climate change mitigation 0

UN versus US views on climate change mitigation

Last week, the United States announced that they are willing to mitigate global warming by setting voluntary goals. Meanwhile many countries – including the European Union – met within the United Nations to tackle...

La C-Cactus, un prototype hybride chez Citroën 1

La C-Cactus, un prototype hybride chez Citroën

Le secteur des transports est une des principales sources d’émission de dioxyde de carbone, il est donc important de trouver des solutions dans ce domaine. Alors quand Citroën présente lors du salon de l’automobile...

The thirty most polluted places in the world 3

The thirty most polluted places in the world

The Blacksmith Institute, an environmental NGO from the United States, released this month a report on the 30 most polluted places on Earth. Of the top ten, two are located in China, two in...

APEC agrees on climate change 0

APEC agrees on climate change

Last week, the countries of the Asia Pacific region (APEC) committed themselves to curb their greenhouse gases emissions by working on energy efficiency, renewables and the management of forests. A good news as this...

Toyota and EDF to propose electric cars 0

Toyota and EDF to propose electric cars

The car maker Toyota and the French company EDF will soon propose a network of plug-in points and sockets to fill up hybrid cars with electricity. French electricity is mostly carbon dioxide free (78...

Résumé du mois d’août 2007 0

Résumé du mois d’août 2007

Le mois dernier fut marqué par de nombreux évènements en relation avec l’énergie, le changement climatique et le développement durable. On a parlé notamment du regain d’intérêt du nucléaire avec les Etats-Unis et l’Inde...