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After Oil Spills, Hidden Damage Can Last for Years: NYTimes Environment

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“Driven to Tears”

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More than 50,000 Farmers Protest in Paris as Food Prices Drop

From today’s TVNZ: Thousands of farmers staged protests across France and blocked traffic for about two hours on a section of the Champs Elysees avenue in Paris to demand the government help them combat a plunge in food prices. France’s … Continue reading

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Paris Rooftops Abuzz With Beekeeping: AP

Urban beekeeping gaining popularity in Paris, France, as reported by the Associated Press: (…) Common sense says it is better to keep hives of stinging insects in the countryside, away from city centers packed with people. Yet on storied rooftops … Continue reading

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Remaking Paris: NYTimes Magazine

PARIS, FRANCE: President Nicolas Sarkozy and a team of architects are generating ecological¬† ideas for transforming Paris, addressing multiple solutions aimed to improve housing, decrease poverty and economic isolation, better link the city and the immigrant suburbs by transit systems, … Continue reading

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Proposals to Reimagine Paris City Design

Paris, France: Taking the first steps to re-design the way we think about a city: (from the International Herald Tribune) Jean Nouvel proposes creating a green belt that would circle the entire city. (…) The outer ring would become a … Continue reading

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