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Lower traffic accidents linked to urban emissions laws

From the 1970s to the mid-1990s, the US and France were more or less the same in traffic fatality rates. In fact, they had both declined by 31 percent from 1979 to 1994. Today, though, people getting around in the US are three times more likely to die than in France. What happened?  Bloomberg Read More...

view of Eiffel Tower from the Seine

Paris protestors save trees around the Eiffel Tower

Environmental activists defending more than 40 trees surrounding the Eiffel Tower in Paris celebrate a tree-umphant win after weeks of protest.  The city of Paris planned to clear the area around the iconic tower on the Champ-de-Mars to make the tower more accessible and the area around it Read More...

Paris traffic noise

How Paris is quieting its noise pollution

Those of us that live in a city love it for the layers and layers of life, light, and vibrancy that come from a busy and populous environment. While it is an exciting and bustling place to live, we can also pay a price living in a city when, say, we’re just trying to go to sleep.  Noise Read More...

Notre Dame floor

Treasures discovered beneath Notre Dame during reconstruction

The 2019 Notre Dame fire was felt by many around the world. The medieval cathedral was an iconic Parisian landmark that visitors came from many countries to see, and its loss was taken to heart by the French people. President Emmanuel Macron pledged to return Notre Dame to the world and have it Read More...

The grave of ancient-donkeys aka Kungas.

4,500 year old grave of bioengineered ‘donkeys’ uncovered

When someone says the word ‘bioengineered’ most people would say they think of lab grown cancer causing crops. However, this is actually extremely far from the truth. A new study, published in Science Advances, shows a genetic modification of animals can be dated all the way back to ancient Read More...

Arc of Triomphe Paris, Champs-Elysees with evening traffic

Paris set to transform Champs-Élysées into huge garden

The Champs-Élysées is one of the most famous streets in the world. In its heyday, it was a premier shopping destination and even called “the world’s most beautiful avenue.” Many top companies still fight for retail space along the street and it still offers stunning views of the Arc de Read More...

Four young people sit next to the Seine

Paris has an Olympic-sized plan to clean up the Seine

If you stroll through Paris on a warm summer day, you’ll likely see groups of sunbathers and picnickers lounging near the Seine, but you probably won’t see anyone swimming. Waste management and pollution issues have made the river too dirty to swim in, but that may change thanks to a new city Read More...

Wax figure of Albert Einstein stood in front of a blackboard with his most famous equation written on, E=mc2

How much would you pay for an Einstein original?

Albert Einstein was undoubtedly one of the greatest scientists that has ever lived. The German-born theoretical physicist is famous for his work developing theories about gravity, quantum mechanics, and importantly, his unruly hairstyle. In November 2021, a 54-page manuscript written by Einstein Read More...

young boy Rafael Marinho stands in front of green dump truck full of metal waste

11-Year-old is on a mission to clean the Seine

Many people who visit France are drawn to the romantic banks of the Seine, the river that flows through the northern part of the country, inspiring artists and lovers with its glistening waters. The Seine has retained its beauty through history, however, these days it hides the improperly discarded Read More...

People biking in Paris with Eiffel Tower in the background

Paris to become a 100% bicycle-friendly city by 2026

As cities are around the world increasingly step away from car-centric urban planning, it’s safe to say that cycling will soon become a primary mode of transportation for a growing number of people. In Paris, at least, that will definitely be the case. Starting this year, Parisians are expected Read More...