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Entire French population contaminated with heavy metals, study warns

A study has found that nearly all French people are contaminated with heavy metals such as arsenic and mercury – and that exposure levels are higher than in other European countries.
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French youth to swim the length of the Seine to denounce water pollution

Dubbed as an adventurer, the young Arthur Germain on Sunday embarked on a solo swimming challenge down the full 784 kilometres of the Seine river to raise awareness for the protection of environment, in particular concerning water pollution.

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México cierra las puertas al maíz transgénico y al glifosato

El gobierno de México prohibió el maíz transgénico y ordenó eliminar en los próximos tres años el uso del herbicida glifosato.

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Merci Raymond: la jardinería urbana como promotor de la cohesión social

Los jardines compartidos son una manera de promover la cohesión social en los barrios populares. RFI fue a visitar un original huerto en Paris cultivado y adoptado por los residentes.

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Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change

Though scientists expect carbon emissions to fall by 5% in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
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Covid-19: Biggest drop in CO2 emissions since WWII but little impact on climate change

Though scientists expect carbon emissions to fall by 5% in 2020, the coronavirus pandemic is having very little impact on climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization.
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Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris to reopen crypt and courtyard in March

The forecourt and crypt of the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris are expected to re-open to the public in March. This after an extensive lead pollution clean-up following the fire which ravaged parts of the church in April 2019.

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