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Plastic waste: the need to act quickly

Isabelle Méjean, Head of economics department at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and Best young French economist 2020, Julien Martin, professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Quebec in Montréal (ESG-UQAM)

On June 21st, 2021
4 mins reading time

In January 2021, Europe banned the export of plastic waste to non-OECD countries. How will this affect this market?

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“Microplastic pollution in the ocean contributes to antibiotic resistance”

Maria Belen Sathicq, Post-doctoral fellow at the Institute for Water Research of the Italian National Research Council (CNR)

On June 8th, 2021
4 mins reading time

Due to many factors, bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics. Maria Belen-Saticq tells us how microplastics in the sea are likely exacerbating this problem.

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“Disease transmission from animals to humans has tripled over the last century”

Thierry Lefrançois, Director of Biological Systems Department at CIRAD

On May 19th, 2021
5 mins reading time

To combat new emerging infectious diseases in humans, One Health integrates human, animal, and environmental health systems into one.

Philippe Drobinski
π Planet

“Climate change happens 20% faster in the Mediterranean”

Philippe Drobinski, CNRS Research director at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD*) and professor at Ecole polytechnique (IP Paris)

On April 6th, 2021
4 mins reading time
Bastien Nay
π Planet

Radulanine A: discovery of a natural herbicide

Bastien Nay, CNRS Research Director at the Organic Synthesis Laboratory (LSO*)

On March 23rd, 2021
2 mins reading time
Cyril Crevoisier
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Pandemic positives: 7% less CO2 emissions in 2020

Cyril Crevoisier, CNRS Research Director at the Dynamic Meteorology Laboratory (LMD*) at the École Polytechnique (IP Paris)

On February 11th, 2021
3 mins reading time