As the men’s Tour de France wraps up and the women’s race begins, the European heat wave rages on. If you look closely, the heat can be seen in photos of the event: cooling towels, water splashed over red faces, ice packs under race jerseys.
While France’s battle to contain the Gironde wildfires is ongoing, already facing immense ecological and economic damage, conservationists see the fires as an opportunity to adapt Europe’s largest artificial forest to the challenges of global warming.
The French government announced 500 million euros on Tuesday to encourage urban vegetation projects to tackle high temperatures in towns and cities as a heatwave began to strike in the south and southwest.
En cohérence avec la déclaration « Changement climatique et forces armées », l’état-major des armées a présenté un projet de stratégie globale « Climat & Défense » pour engager durablement les armées dans l’adaptation au changement climatique.
This article reviews the legislative framework for regulatory flood maps in the USA, France, and Quebec (Canada) and compares how residual risk behind protective structures is taken into account (or not) in regulatory flood maps.