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France destroys North Niger. Will the EU or UN act?

Tens of thousands of people in Niger’s Arlit are exposed to often deadly radiation coming from the uranium mines around the city. AREVA, owned by the French State for over …

Clashing paths of development in Nantes

Riots erupted in Nantes on Saturday, after the French government decided to replace the current airport of Nantes with the bigger 4 million passengers Notre Dame Des Landes Airport, on …

High speed train in Italy. The end of the tunnel?

By Lucie Greyl. It will be almost 20 years since an entire Italian alpine valley started to resist against the development of a new high-speed train line between Lyon and Turin, …

Global frackdown on fracking companies: 22 September (www.globalfrackdown.org)

By Maxime Combes In January 2011, the Board of Attac France decided that mobilization against shale gas, shale oil and fracking, and more broadly against the logic of extractivism, would be …

Unconventional oil and gas: signs of a system in crisis

The mid-term fate of which fuel will drive Europe might be decided by an answer to this very simple question: are the French and Bulgarian victories in the fights against …

Pressure rising: from anti-shale gas victories to a big debate on oil and gas exploration

By Nick Meynen and Maxime Combes. Texas based Noble Energy recently became the first company to receive a permit for deep-sea drilling in the Gulf of Mexico since the BP oil …