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Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

Will Paris Ban Electric Scooters?

Could the City of Light ban the electric scooters that have become popular in cities around the world? Paris currently has three rental e-scooter companies whose licenses are set to expire in February, and concerns about safety, congestion and ultimate environmental impact mean those licenses may not be renewed.  “If we don’t find an agreement […]

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    Eco-Innovation or Eyesore? Public Urinals Cause Backlash in Paris

    Eco-Innovation or Eyesore? Public Urinals Cause Backlash in Paris

    Bright red urinals designed to be an eco-friendly solution to the problem of public peeing have become a source of controversy in Paris, CNN reported Tuesday. The urinals are located in flower boxes and use straw to eliminate odor. The urine is then used to fertilize the plants in parks and gardens. City officials said […]

    Paris Considers Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry

    Paris Considers Suing the Fossil Fuel Industry

    By Rachel Hubbard Tuesday, the city of Paris has said it will explore the possibilities of suing the fossil fuel industry. In response to the city’s recent climate damage including massive recent floods, Paris is considering taking this action following in the footsteps of New York and other U.S. cities. Paris made the commitment to […]

    Flooding in Paris Becomes ‘More and More Recurrent’

    Flooding in Paris Becomes ‘More and More Recurrent’

    A flooded Seine River reached peak flood level early Monday morning following weeks of intense rain that has thoroughly doused Paris. Authorities reported that the river’s flooding peaked at 19.2 feet—just shy of the 20 feet reached in June of 2016, which was its highest level since 1982—and is not expected to recede until Tuesday. […]

    Two European Cities and a Whole Country Join Movement to Outlaw Gas Guzzlers

    Two European Cities and a Whole Country Join Movement to Outlaw Gas Guzzlers

    The movement to ban the internal combustion engine is growing. The European cities of Paris, Oxford, as well as the whole of the Netherlands, have recently announced separate proposals to phase out cars powered by fossil fuels. France and Britain already have plans to ban diesel- and gasoline-powered cars by 2040, but cities within the […]

    ‘No Trump Zone’ Planned in Paris Ahead of Bastille Day Celebration

    ‘No Trump Zone’ Planned in Paris Ahead of Bastille Day Celebration

    By Julia Conley As the Trump administration attempts to deflect questions from the press regarding Donald Trump Jr.’s controversial meeting during last year’s campaign with a Russian lawyer, the president himself has kept a relatively low profile ahead of a scheduled trip to France this week—but the French aren’t expected to give him a warm […]

    11 Cities Showing What Bold Climate Action Looks Like

    11 Cities Showing What Bold Climate Action Looks Like

    By Mike Gaworecki Eleven cities from around the world were celebrated recently in Mexico City at the C40 Cities Awards for their commitment to innovation in the fight against climate change. The eleven-year-old C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group brings together officials from 85 of the world’s great cities that collectively represent one quarter of the […]

    Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World

    Paris Becomes One of the Most Garden-Friendly Cities in the World

    Earlier this summer, Paris quietly passed a new law encouraging residents to help green the City of Light by planting their own urban gardens. Although the measure was adopted on July 1, the news has only recently made headlines in France and on U.S. sites such as Inhabitat and Condé Nast Traveler. The initiative, “permis […]