“In Germany, the financing of ecological transformation is hotly debated”

Tribune. One of the main objectives of the German coalition is climate protection, which must stimulate an agenda of both growth and innovation. It provides that by 2030, 80% of electricity consumption will have to be covered by renewable energies and that the exit from coal will have to be effective. Fifteen million electric cars … Read more

“The shared garden is the archetypal form of democratic and ecological society”

Tribune. Opposite to “Plantation diet » industrial agriculture, whose ecocidal and ethnocidal effects are known, there is the shared garden. The latter is universal. Home garden, community, worker, subsistence, me Russian, Swiss crash, allotment garden English, educational, therapeutic, urban or rural garden, there are some on all scales. These gardens are neither individual nor collective, … Read more

“Ecological inaction is a form of abuse against young people”

Laelia Benoit is a child psychiatrist and researcher associated with the Epidemiology and Population Health Research Center at Inserm, in Paris. She is currently conducting a large study on the impact of climate change on the well-being and mental health of children and adolescents at the Yale Child Study Center (Yale School of Medicine) at … Read more

Tooth cavities provide unique ecological insight into living primates and fossil humans

Journal References: Ian Towle, Joel D. Irish, Kris H. Sabbi, Carolina Loch. Dental caries in wild primates: Interproximal cavities on anterior teeth. American Journal of Primatology, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/ajp.23349 Carolina Loch, Christianne Fernée, Isabelle De Groote, Joel D. Irish, Ian Towle. Dental caries in South African fossil hominins. South African Journal of Science, 2021; 117 … Read more

French Presidency of the European Union: Yannick Jadot calls for more commitments and resources in ecological matters

Yannick Jadot, environmental candidate for the presidential election, presents his counter-project for the French presidency of the European Union to the press, Wednesday, December 8, from his campaign headquarters in Paris. JULIEN DE ROSA / AFP Less than a month from the start of the French presidency of the Council of the European Union, he … Read more

‘Volcanic winter’ likely contributed to ecological catastrophe 250 million years ago

Journal Reference: Hua Zhang, Feifei Zhang, Jiu-bin Chen, Douglas H. Erwin, Drew D. Syverson, Pei Ni, Michael Rampino, Zhe Chi, Yao-feng Cai, Lei Xiang, Wei-qiang Li, Sheng-Ao Liu, Ru-cheng Wang, Xiang-dong Wang, Zhuo Feng, Hou-min Li, Ting Zhang, Hong-ming Cai, Wang Zheng, Ying Cui, Xiang-kun Zhu, Zeng-qian Hou, Fu-yuan Wu, Yi-gang Xu, Noah Planavsky, Shu-zhong … Read more

The Christian roots of the ecological crisis

By Youness Bousenna Posted today at 07:00 Reserved for our subscribers InvestigationHas Christianity cut us off from nature? The debate has been heated since the Western interpretation of this religion was denounced, in the 1960s, as the “matrix” of modernity and brutal exploitation of the planet’s resources. Pope Francis’ encyclical “Laudato si” in 2015 provided … Read more

“For Emmanuel Macron, the ecological transition is above all a technological transition”

Emmanuel Macron speaks during the presentation of the “France 2030” investment plan at the Elysee Palace on October 12, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AP Aith the opening, Sunday, October 31, of the Glasgow (Scotland) conference on climate change (COP26), the news should once again be punctuated by promises, objectives, quantified or not, and the commitments … Read more

ELA, the Basque union which has placed ecological transition at the heart of its strategy

ELA executives Mitxel Lakuntza (right) and Leire Txakartegi, in San Sebastian (Spanish Basque Country), October 12, 2021. JUAN HERRERO / EFE Radically transform the production model in the face of the climate emergency. From its point 2 (out of thirty-six), in the orientation resolution which will be voted by the 750 delegates of its next … Read more

These restaurants which are making their ecological transition: “We had thirty pigeon carcasses permanently, I ended up saturating”

The restaurateur Franck Baranger, during the “Zero carbo day” of 2019. LOUISE MONLAÜ / FOODING For Franck Baranger, the trigger came a few years ago, when he saw the mountain of delivery packaging piled up in the cellar of his Parisian restaurant Le Pantruche. “The amount of boxes we folded each week seemed crazy to … Read more