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Animal experimentations without animals are possible

The human being and the animal: 2 different biological models The origin of animal testing relies on the similarities between the human being and the animal. It is yet known that these tests are irrelevant and are dangerous according to various scientists like the Scientific Committee Pro Anima or Antidote Europe. A lot of products that have actually been tested on ...

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Insecticides are killing bees: they are back – latest news

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Last June, the French government had a question about reintroducing the biodiversity law of September 2016 about the ban of neonicotinoids, a type of insecticide especially damaging for the bees. It will be introduced on 1st September 2018. It now authorises the sulfoxaflor (from Dow AgroSciences) and the flupyradifurone (from Bayer CropScience). What are the neonicotinoides? The neonicotinoids are a ...

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Eco-friendly roads made out of 100% recycled plastic

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The future of town planning is meant to be more ecological. We will soon drive on synthetical roads, built with our own recycled plastic waste. In this way, the project of a Dutch company VolkerWessels, PlasticRoad, expects to give a second life to plastic waste that contaminate our oceans which also means the end of roads made with asphalt, that ...

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Alternative Christmas: what if we consumed differently?

A few weeks away from Christmas Eve, the ecological question remains this year again as a major problematic. Endless waste source, almost 20% of waste will be produced during these holidays. While our trashcans suffer from indigestion, there are alternavtive solutions for a sustainable Christmas. Christmas an endless source of waste Despite the general excitment, the massive impact on the ...

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Organic edible plastic bags

A plastic bag cocktail to go with your meal? Imagine food bags and wrappings so natural that you could eat them without any danger for your health. They’re a reality from now on! Made in organic plastic, that’s to say with natural ingredients, these bags are incomparable to their processors stem from the petrochemistry industry. Not only are they biodegradable ...

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Whales: we can’t forget about them !

A quick assessment One of the hugest animals known on earth, this giant able to gobble 40 metric tons of food – with a preference for crustaceans rather than hominids – suffers from a an ongoing, ruthless hunt which sadly doesn’t decrease. The whale, as the leader of the marine ecosystem, has a substantial responsibility. Indeed it holds sway in ...

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European organizations for wildlife and the environment

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Find here a list of European NGOs working for the protection of wildlife and the environment. Consult their web sites to know more about what they do and to discover the opportunities of implication. If you are an association or a foundation and if you wish to appear in this list, you can contact us.  V = Volunteering opportunities C = Career or internship opportunities Spain MONA ...

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North American organizations for wildlife and the environment

Find here a list of North American associations working for the protection of wildlife and the environment. Consult their web sites to know more about what they do and to discover the opportunities of implication. If you are an association or a foundation and if you wish to appear in this list, you can contact us.  V = Volunteering opportunities C = Career or internship opportunities Alaska Alaska ...

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Travelling by plane: what is the ecological impact?

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Since its democratisation in the 1960s, flying has become the fastest-growing means of transport, however it also causes the most pollution. Nevertheless, there are ways to become more aware of the ecological impact of travelling by plane and to compensate for our CO2 emissions by travelling more responsibly. As a reminder, the transport sector produces a quarter of France’s total ...

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Mayumbe project: to protect great apes and population in DRC

Engineers without Borders Québec (EWB) is a non-profit organization who is acting to improve life conditions within communities of developing countries thanks to sustainable engineering. This year 2017, EWB is launching 4 solidarity projects of which the Construction of an education and protection center for great apes in DRC, The Project Mayumbe! Lead by Vincent ROY, Maxime BOIVIN and Jean-Emmanuel POULIOT. ...

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