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Extinction Rebellion plants vegetables in holes in Limoges golf courses

To denounce the derogations authorizing the watering of golf greens, environmental activists have decided to plant vegetables in the holes, in the night from Saturday to Sunday. “End of course for golf… there is no more water.” Impossible in the night from Saturday to Sunday to play an 18 hole in the municipal golf course …

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In Nancy, leaving your engine running when stopped is now punished by a fine of 135 euros

The City of Nancy issued a decree last Friday prohibiting motorists from leaving their engines running without driving. The latter are now liable to a fine of 135 euros. Leaving your engine running when stopped is now forbidden in Nancy. The mayor of the city and president of Greater Nancy, Mathieu Klein (PS), issued a …

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Why the overheating of the Mediterranean raises fears of violent thunderstorms in the fall

Forecasters fear that the “Mediterranean episodes”, linked to the evaporation of water when the atmosphere cools, will be much more numerous this year. Sunday morning, the Place de la Comédie in Montpellier, in the Hérault, was crossed by a torrent of miniature mud, in connection with the heavy rainfall which fell on the city. A …

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the fire is fixed after ravaging more than 1300 hectares

The fire, of an “unprecedented magnitude”, was fixed overnight from Sunday to Monday, indicates the prefecture of Aveyron in a press release. The fire that ravaged 1,360 hectares of vegetation in Aveyron and Lozère this week is fixed, the prefecture of the department announced overnight from Sunday to Monday. A few hours earlier, the 1,000 …

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the milestone of 1000 hectares burned has been crossed

Several hundred hectares are still “threatened” by the flames this Sunday, despite the arrival of the rain. The authorities speak of a “historic” fire. More than 1,050 hectares of forest have been reduced to ashes in the Jura this week, while several hundred hectares are still “threatened” this Sunday despite the arrival of precipitation, indicates …

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the fireworks of August 15 compromised and even already canceled in some departments

Between drought and thunderstorms, the authorities fear new outbreaks of fire this weekend. As a precaution, the fireworks of August 15 have been canceled by some prefects. The traditional fireworks display on August 15 will not be celebrated this year. Many municipalities have already canceled the event due to drought and the risk of fires. …

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increased vigilance around the fireworks of August 15

Because of the drought and because of “increased risks of fires” in France, the Minister of the Interior asks the prefects to consider the cancellation of pyrotechnic shows. Gérald Darmanin asked the prefects this Friday “to be particularly vigilant” or even to cancel the traditional pyrotechnic shows of August 15 because of “increased risks of …

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how drought is fueling tensions around water

Degradation, sabotage… While municipalities are taking restrictive measures in the face of drought, water management is causing more and more tension between citizens. Recovering the bottoms of carafes or even the water used to wash vegetables to water the flowers that adorn the city of Colmar: a solution proposed by the mayor of the city …

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Prescribed burning, firewalls… These techniques used by firefighters to control fires

In Gironde, again hard hit by the flames, firefighters are working to burn certain areas previously defined to slow the progression of the fire and protect homes. Alongside the traditional water hose, firefighters have an armada of techniques to put out fires. Practices currently used in Gironde, where the flames continue to rage after the …

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