France's carbon dioxide emissions have increased slightly between 1990 and 2007, the most recent year for which figures are available, despite efforts to curb greenhouse gas pollution, the ministry for sustainable development said on Thursday.
An emergency alarm that should have alerted workers aboard BP's Deepwater Horizon rig of its impeding deadly explosion was muted by managers who didn't want to be awakened during the night by false alarms, a rig technician revealed on Friday.
Genetically modified salmon that grows twice as fast as the natural kind could soon be given the FDA stamp of approval for human consumption in the US, but the Frankenfish is not whetting everyone’s appetite. Meanwhile, sounding the alarm over the Seine: authorities say fish swimming in the French capitals river should not be eaten. But what happens further down stream when this river enters the sea?
BP upped estimates of the total cost of the Gulf of Mexico Oil spill so far to 2.65 billion dollars, reporting on Monday that it had spent 300 million dollars on clean-up and containment efforts over the weekend alone.