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Paris city council adopts plan to plant trees that survive extreme heat

As part of a new urbanism plan for a “bio-climatic” city, officials hope to plant species that will be more resistant to heat.
Paris voters back a ban on electric scooters
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In Paris referendum, 89% of voters back a ban on electric scooters

A referendum emphasized how many residents had come to regard the scooters as dangerous nuisances with little environmental benefit. Other cities were closely watching the vote.
France seeks to weather an energy crisis as Russia cuts gas supplies

France seeks to weather an energy crisis as Russia cuts gas supplies

The government unveiled its biggest energy conservation measures in decades, part of an effort in Europe to save power as Russia cuts gas supplies.
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Climate-friendly '15-minute cities' get a powerful global push

Climate-friendly '15-minute cities' get a powerful global push

To combat climate change, the nonprofit group C40 Cities is partnering with a Danish firm to pilot walkable neighborhoods in five global cities.
Eiffel Tower turns off lights early as Paris tries to cut energy costs

Eiffel Tower turns off lights early as Paris tries to cut energy costs

The symbolic gesture is part of a plan aiming to reduce the city’s energy bill by 10 percent.
PSG coach sets off storm in France with quip about flying

PSG coach sets off storm in France with quip about flying

French lawmakers heaped criticism on Paris Saint-Germain's coach on Tuesday after he fobbed off concerns about the team's use of chartered flights during a national drive to save energy.

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Plans to fight global warming face an obstacle in Paris: Trees

Local authorities are redesigning Paris’s urban landscape to make it more climate-friendly, but a growing number of residents say the widespread cutting of trees around the capital is paradoxically undermining the city’s environmental ambitions.

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