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Tire wear is much more polluting than exhaust gases

Tire wear emits more than 2,000 times more fine particles than exhaust pipes. This is revealed by a study carried out by the British laboratory Emissions Analytics, reports the Geo.fr site. These tire particles (pollution other than greenhouse gases) that pollute the air, but also the water and the soil, contain many toxic components, including carcinogens.

However, there is currently no national or European legislation that regulates the discharge of these particles. “Tires are clearly eclipsing tailpipes as a major source of vehicle emissions,” says Nick Molden, founder of Emissions Analytics.

To carry out this study, Emissions Analytics analyzed fourteen brands of tires on a Mercedes C-Class normally driven on the highway.



Illustration photo Pixabay

Illustration photo Pixabay

The Japanese beetle, an insect pest at the gates of France

The beetle or Japanese beetle (Popillia japonica), sighted in Italy in 2014 and in Switzerland in 2017, represents a threat to hundreds of plant species by attacking food plants such as apple trees, vines, etc. but also to forest species (maples, poplars) and ornamentals (roses).

Read : The Japanese beetle, an insect pest at the gates of France



Photo illustration Sipa/Konrad K.

Photo illustration Sipa/Konrad K.

Up to 38°C: what to expect from the heat wave in France this week

A new sign of global warming, a particularly early heat wave is expected from Wednesday in France, with temperatures between 35 and 38°C in the southern half, in a context of drought that already raises fears for crops.

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The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, was able to identify for the first time a column from an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico.  adobestock

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, was able to identify for the first time a column from an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico. adobestock

Greenhouse Gases: An Open Sea Methane Leak Identified From Space

According to a recent study, scientists have detected a large leak of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas, from an offshore facility, thanks to satellite observations. This is the first time that a greenhouse gas leak has been detected from space, reports the site 20minutes.fr.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Science and Technology Letters, was able to identify for the first time a plume from an oil and gas production platform in the Gulf of Mexico, which had released some 40,000 tons over a 17-day period in December.

“Our results show how satellites can detect methane plumes from offshore infrastructure,” one of the authors, Luis Guanter, of the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, said in a statement. “This paves the way for systematic monitoring of industrial emissions from offshore platforms,” ​​he adds.

The fossil fuel sector emitted almost 120 million tons of methane in 2020, almost a third of the emissions linked to human activity, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA), which estimates that leaks of this harmful gas for the weather could be easily avoided.

‘Our biggest threat is climate change,’ says Fiji Defense Minister

Guest at the Shangri-La Dialogue security forum in Singapore, the Fijian Defense Minister said on Sunday June 12 that “climate change” posed a greater threat to his archipelago than an armed “conflict”. “The machine guns, the fighter jets, the ships … are not our main security concern,” he told the hundreds of delegates who attended the event. “The biggest threat to our very existence is… devastating man-made climate change. It threatens our hopes and dreams of prosperity,” he said.

Savoy: environmental damage in sight this summer around Lake Bourget

Fires, waste, traffic on the lake and on the Savière canal, as well as around the lake, attacks on cane fields or stilt houses will be in the crosshairs of all the services affected by this problem: the gendarmerie, but also the French Office for Biodiversity, the National Office for Forests, the Conservatory of Natural Spaces, the Cisalb (Intercommunity Committee for the Sanitation of Lake Bourget), the Coastal Conservatory, but also the Directorate of Territories, the Drac and the Archaeological, Underwater and Underwater Research Department.

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The tanker threatens to break up, explode or catch fire, resulting in an oil spill.  Illustrative photo Unsplash/ Marcus DALL COL

The tanker threatens to break up, explode or catch fire, resulting in an oil spill. Illustrative photo Unsplash/ Marcus DALL COL

Saudi Arabia pledges $10 million to prevent Yemen oil spill

The UN estimates that nearly $150 million would be needed to secure the tanker abandoned since 2015 in the Red Sea. Before Saudi Arabia, several countries offered to donate 33 million dollars.

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Qatar chooses TotalEnergies to develop the world’s largest gas field

A project to appease Europe’s energy fears. Qatar announced on Sunday that it had chosen French hydrocarbon giant TotalEnergies as the first foreign partner to develop the world’s largest natural gas field. The French oil and gas group will take a 6.25% stake in the project as part of a joint venture with QatarEnergy (QE), Qatar’s hydrocarbon giant, TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne said in the statement. Qatari capital.

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Five questions about “NBT”, these transgenic superfoods that are debating

Will they invade our plates and save the planet? As a result of new genetic technologies, NBT foods could revolutionize eating, according to their promoters. Others are more skeptical and demand at least that they are clearly identified. A consultation has been launched with all citizens of the European Union.

Read : Five questions about “NBT”, these genetically modified superfoods that are debating



The Bio agency has revealed the figures for the year 2021 in the sector.  The consumption of organic products fell by 1.34% in 2021. Photo Sipa /Patrick AVENTURIER

The Bio agency has revealed the figures for the year 2021 in the sector. The consumption of organic products fell by 1.34% in 2021. Photo Sipa /Patrick AVENTURIER

Organic looking for a new lease on life

With more and more organic farmland making France the European leader, the sector could see happy days. But, unprecedentedly, consumption fell in 2021. Therefore, organic products must seek new outlets to avoid sales at a loss and discourage farmers.

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