Some books that are waiting on my shelves

Oh, a post on Saturday. This is pretty rare but I wanted to write on the various books that I have to read for my personal needs and wants. I will only talk about the books that are related to sustainable development and energy as the other are not really interesting for the sake of …

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EU to use 20 percent of renewables for energy by 2020

After the EU Council that concluded today in Brussels, the European Union, which will be 50 this month, is becoming the world leader in the fight against climate change. According to Reuters, the President of the European Commission Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso said the agreement today represented “the most ambitious package ever agreed by any …

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EU Council meeting on energy and climate

The EU Council is meeting today and the major discussion subjects are energy and climate. This meeting is done under the German presidency. German people are generally against nuclear and want to stop their nuclear plants in the very coming years. The discussions today are a lot about the place nuclear energy should take in …

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Diesel advertising on climate change

Diesel, the famous Italian designer clothing company based its new advertising company on global warming, also referred as climate change. The official website gives an idea of the ads. One can see on these ads parrots in Venice, Italy ; a tropical flora in Paris or a beach at Mount Rushmore and so on… The …

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International Polar Year begins today

Today is the launch of the International Polar Year (IPY ; official website). This will be the occasion for scientists all over the world to study more carefully the poles and their specificities. This event takes place every fifty years and the previous edition, in 1957-58, led to a better understanding of the poles and …

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Latest French statistics on environment

This is my 25th post on this blog and I would like to work for the occasion on a French topic. The INSEE (website), the French statistics agency, published in January the results of a poll dedicated to the place of environmental concerns for French. It also gives an idea of our habits related to …

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A cultural break – February 2007

My favourite cultural product this month is a comic books series called “Blacksad”. There are three comics in French and two are already translated in English. The stories follow the character of a detective named John Blacksad. The story, set in the USA in the 1950s, has a film noir ambiance and is very well …

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Air pollution in Hong Kong

As I wrote previously on this website an article on China and the pollution issues it is facing, I wanted to go deeper in this important problem. This is why I will exemplify with the case of the Hong Kong administrative region. Hong Kong (also known as HK) is a 6.9-million people urban area constituted …

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Environment in the French Presidential elections of May 2007 – Part 2

Well, I got to admit that the environmental question was this month almost completely skept by all major parties. Now the debates are more on unemployment and the purchasing power than on anything else. The environmental question was in my prior post the sixth (6th) topic of interest for the French. According to this month’s …

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