France launches new environmental consultation programme

AFP Videos 2:06 mins

French President François Hollande has launched a two-day consultation programme with environmentalists and green NGOs, instituting what's designed to be an annual conference on environmental politics. A natural-sound version of an AFPTV report

View Comments

Recommended for You

  • Forecasters Are Already Predicting a Massive Tornado Outbreak This Weekend

    Spring 2014 has been a quiet tornado season thus far, but that's about to change this weekend, if the predicted forecasts that meteorologists are looking at hold true. Weather experts say conditions are lining up for a series of powerful tornadoes to hit an area ranging between Tennessee and Texas…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short of what they needed to rent an apartment, so the couple…

    Associated Press
  • Turn your Talent for Writing into a Career

    Skilled communicators are needed within every industry. Learn the specialized skills needed for entertainment and media at Full Sail University.

    AdChoices Full Sail UniversitySponsored
  • US warns Russia against 'expensive mistake' in Ukraine

    Slavyansk (Ukraine) (AFP) - The United States warned Russia against making an "expensive mistake" in Ukraine, as Moscow ordered new military exercises on its shared border after Kiev forces attacked pro-Kremlin rebels. US Secretary of State John Kerry warned that Russia's refusal to take any steps…

    AFP
  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up to hand the…

    Associated Press
  • Soldier in battle to rid home of squatters, Florida sheriff’s office says it can’t do anything [UPDATED x2]

    Soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago and asked a friend to watch over his house in New Port Richey, Florida.

    Odd News
  • Play

    Teens using vapor pens to secretly smoke marijuana in class

    Students secretly smoking marijuana in class has become the new trend in Valley classrooms.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • PARENTS ARE APPALLED BY MAN'S INDIFFERENCE TO HIS YOUNG SON

    DEAR ABBY: My 23-year-old son, "Wayne," who is single, has a 3-year-old son. We didn't learn about the child until he was more than a year old, when Wayne was asked to take a paternity test. Luckily, we have been able to form a good relationship with our grandson's mother and see him often.…

    Dear Abby
  • Bill Ford Reveals the Competitor Cars He Drives

    Bill Ford takes no pains to hide the fact that he has a favorite child. “Perhaps a parent shouldn’t have a favorite child, but I do,” said the executive chairman of the Ford Motor Co. “I love all of our cars and trucks, but my favorite is the Mustang.” In an interview at the New [...]

    Newsmakers
  • Save This Spring with LED Lighting

    Hinkley Spring Sale. LED Lighting helps you save on lighting bills. 10% OFF. Promo Ends April 30.

    AdChoices Lighitng by GregorySponsored
  • Inside Oprah’s Bizarre Love Triangle

    Winfrey’s stepmom gives an unfiltered Daily Mail interview about the former queen of daytime’s unusual relationship with her boyfriend—and even stranger one with her best friend.

    The Daily Beast
  • A List of Cliven Bundy's Supporters, Now That We Know He's a Pro-Slavery Racist

    The Republicans who withheld their support for Cliven Bundy were rewarded on Thursday morning when The New York Times' Adam Nagourney reported the Nevada rancher is a grade-A, pro-slavery racist. As Nagourney describes it, Bundy is enjoying his newfound fame by sharing his views on a number of…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Parents of infant found dead held on drug charges

    SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) — A couple whose infant daughter was found dead at their home fled from Mississippi, driving with their 2-year-old daughter to Georgia, where they were held Thursday on felony drug warrants, officials in both states said.

    Associated Press
  • Pope Francis in hot water over 'personal' phone calls

    Pope Francis's habit of picking up the phone and cold calling people who write to him is landing the Vatican in hot water and spokesman Federico Lombardi has had enough. The spokesman said media reports about the phone calls have been "a source of misunderstanding and confusion". The statement…

    AFP
  • Camilla's brother dies in US after head injury

    NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.

    Associated Press
  • Fatah and Hamas Reconcile, Agree To Recognize Israel (Which Then Walks Out of Peace Talks)

    The peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority are going about as well as usual. Israel walked out of talks today after the Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced that his Fatah party, which controls the West Bank, and Hamas, which oversees the Gaza Strip, were going…

    The Atlantic Wire
  • Injured in a Motorcycle Wreck? Get Help Now!

    Lawyers at 1-800-Motorcycle have over 20 years helping victims of motorcycle accidents get money to help them get on with their lives!!

    AdChoices 1800motorcycle.netSponsored
  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    LONDON (AP) — Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?

    Associated Press
  • Children's corpses reveal desperate attempts to escape Korean ferry

    By Jungmin Jang and Ju-min Park MOKPO/SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean divers swam though dark, cold waters into a sunken ferry on Wednesday, feeling for children's bodies with their hands in a maze of cabins, corridors and upturned decks as they searched for hundreds of missing. Writing by Nick…

    Reuters
  • Amazon’s latest announcement will change our lives more than you know

    I know, I know. You already know the answer. But my reaction to Amazon’s Prime Pantry introduction — which allows its Prime members to have up to 45 pounds of home goods shipped directly to their doorstep within four days for a $6 fee — has more to do with the industry at large. As someone who…

    BGR News
  • View

    Elephants drunk on native fruit at South Africa's Singita Sabi Sand (9 photos)

    The abundance of the Marula fruit around Singita Sabi Sand, South Africa, this winter proved to be a great excuse for some elephants to party. Like apples on the ground, Marula fruit ferment after they fall off a tree. An African legend describes the results, and these photos provide the evidence,…

    Yahoo News
  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    QINGDAO, China (AP) — China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas and festering territorial disputes.

    Associated Press
  • What It Means to Be Middle Class Today

    Being middle class isn't what it used to be. One hundred years ago, you were considered middle class if you made $577 a year, according to TheCostofLiving.com. But just what is middle class today? There seems to be a lot of evidence out there that the status of middle class is almost the new poor.

    U.S.News & World Report LP
  • Explore HKNB: Heidi Klum for New Balance

    Sport + Fashion. Fresh florals and iridescent accents. This season's Heidi Klum for New Balance collection takes you from the street to the studio.

    AdChoices New BalanceSponsored