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11.06.2017
The Coriolis rotating platform is the world’s only research structure of its kind devoted to fluid mechanics. First set up in the 1960s at the Laboratoire des écoulements géophysiques et industriels...
Article
10.20.2017
An environmental disaster in Brittany, blooms of green algae provide evidence of a rapidly-growing occurrence caused by pollution: eutrophication. A scientific report published on 19 September 2017...
Article
10.04.2017
One of the most accessible and complete reports on the state of our oceans is now available as a free download. Tackling issues from carbon dioxide absorption to sea level rise, plastic pollution and...
Video
09.21.2017

In French Guiana, leatherback turtles—the largest sea turtles in the world—return to the same beach multiple times over the year to lay their eggs. But fewer are making it back, threatening the...

Article
09.12.2017
In the 20 years since it left Earth for Saturn, the Cassini-Huygens mission has made remarkable discoveries, to the point of changing our entire understanding of the Solar System. Its spectacular end...
Article
08.28.2017
Far from immune to the effects of globalization, the oases of the world are changing. Whatever their many forms, water is always the determining element.
Article
06.30.2017
Taking a deep dive into our planet’s turbulent core 3000 kilometers below surface level, geophysicists have emerged with high-definition 3D simulations showing the hidden mechanisms that govern the...
Slideshow
06.21.2017
In the Mediterranean region, various platforms provide information about the impact of climate change on ecosystems. In particular, they simulate the decline in rainfall, one of the main threats to...
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06.01.2017
Global warming is currently responsible for a spectacular drop in glacier surface area in the Mont-Blanc massif. Yet researchers suspect that since the last ice age, there have been periods during...