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Paris partial car ban is too little, too late, campaigner

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March 17, 2014
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Paris launches alternate driving days for the first time in nearly 20 years to tackle pollution amid controversy on whether the ban is warranted or will yield results. But campaigners slam the measures as too little too late. Duration: 00:55 Video provided by AFP


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Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

Rwanda's Plastic Bag Free Utopia

France 24 (Apr. 11, 2013) — Not so long ago, Rwanda suffered from an all-too-familiar problem in Africa: billions of plastic bags choking waterways and destroying entire ecosystems. To fight this scourge of the environment, the government launched a radical policy to ban all non-biodegradable plastic from the country.
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New Climate Strategy in the Dominican Republic

New Climate Strategy in the Dominican Republic

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 23, 2013) — The Dominican Republic is using creative ideas to help protect the environment. Just outside the capital, Santo Domingo, a cement factory generates the energy it needs by burning car tires instead of oil. And, with a little help from some worms, a hotel in the tourist destination of Punta Cana uses biomass to power its laundry service. The Caribbean country is pursuing the ambitious target of reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 25% in the coming years -- and is receiving support from the International Climate Initiative.
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Ecological and Political Fears Cloud Poland's Shale Gas Hopes

Ecological and Political Fears Cloud Poland's Shale Gas Hopes

France 24 (July 3, 2013) — Over the past ten years, the US success in extracting gas from shale rock deep underground has transformed its energy landscape. Several countries in Europe, including France and Poland, are believed to have huge reserves too. American geologists initially said Poland could be sitting on enough gas to supply domestic need for 300 years, sparking a "gas rush". But only six wells have been hydraulically fractured so far and geologists fear their initial calculations may have been too optimistic.
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