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Latest update : 2017-12-01

Oil industry: Is green the new black?

The world will pump more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere in 2017 than in any other year in recorded history. With doomsday scenarios on the horizon, there's growing pressure on fossil fuel companies to act - or be seen to act - in the fight against climate change. But are they truly ready to alter the way they do business?

Total, Statoil, Shell: Some of the world's largest oil companies are making hefty investments into wind, solar and electric battery storage. Today, more than ever, green investments are making sense for economic reasons, as well as ecological ones. Are these moves into renewable energy an attempt to soften their corporate image or indicative of a real shift away from fossil fuels?

By Mairead DUNDAS , Marina BERTSCH , Juliette LACHARNAY , Gaëlle ESSOO , Valérie DEKIMPE

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2018-06-15 Molly HALL

Iran's water crisis

It's an environmental issue that's become a thorny political problem. Iran has been experiencing severe drought for several years. A growing population, increased water...

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2018-06-01 Marina BERTSCH

France’s disappearing birds

Across France, fields have gone quiet… In 20 years, one-third of the country’s birds have disappeared. Meadow Pipits and Partridges have nearly been wiped out. It’s a...

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2018-05-18 Florence VILLEMINOT

Could thawing permafrost unleash long-gone deadly viruses?

In the remote town of Longyearbyen, in Norway’s Arctic region, the ground is permanently frozen. As temperatures rise, the thawing permafrost could open a Pandora's box, with...

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2018-05-04 Florence VILLEMINOT

Will cleaner air accelerate global warming?

It's probably part of your daily life, even if you don’t notice it. And yet, it kills an estimated seven million people each year. Around the world, countries are waking up and...

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2018-04-20 Florence VILLEMINOT

Can France bid 'adieu' to popular weedkiller glyphosate?

France is Europe's top agricultural producer and also its top consumer of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in history. Each year, nearly 8,000 tons of it are used in...

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