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France’s Eco-Roof Law – Too Green to be True?
Business
Thursday March 17 2016

France’s Eco-Roof Law – Too Green to be True?

In early 2015, the online community was enamoured by a new law that supposedly mandated commercial development projects in France to be partially covered by plants...

Solar Roads to Power France
Energy
Monday February 8 2016

Solar Roads to Power France

France’s minister of Ecology and Energy announced that the country will pave 621 miles of road with solar panels over the next five years, with the...

Should Australia Mandate Solar Rooftops?
Green
Monday April 6 2015

Should Australia Mandate Solar Rooftops?

Were Australia to follow the lead of France in mandating solar rooftops for commercial buildings it could result in the dramatic expansion of a still untapped...

Trains Cancelled After New Eurotunnel Problem
Buildings
Monday January 19 2015

Trains Cancelled After New Eurotunnel Problem

Eurostar travellers face further disruptions after an electrical problem shut down the Channel Tunnel for two hours, a day after a lorry fire forced the closure...

Eiffel Tower Opens New Glass Floor
Commercial
Tuesday October 7 2014

Eiffel Tower Opens New Glass Floor

A much-anticipated Eiffel Tower facelift will be unveiled on Monday with a new glass floor to dizzy the millions of tourists who flock to Paris' best-known...

Race to save Paris Pantheon
Public
Thursday August 21 2014

Race to save Paris Pantheon

Paris's world-famous skyline has a new shape. Rising up in the midst of the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and Montparnasse is a white monster where the giant...

Engineering Marvel Celebrates 20th Birthday: Channel Tunnel
Infrastructure
Tuesday May 6 2014

Engineering Marvel Celebrates 20th Birthday: Channel Tunnel

Twenty years ago, Queen Elizabeth II and President Francois Mitterrand braved the drizzle to cut the inaugural ribbon of the Channel Tunnel, realising a centuries-old dream...

Landmark Paris Hotel Closes for Renovation
Commercial
Tuesday April 15 2014

Landmark Paris Hotel Closes for Renovation

Paris's landmark luxury hotel Le Lutetia, whose guests included Pablo Picasso, Charles de Gaulle and James Joyce, is closing for a three-year renovation following similar makeover...

Seaborne High-rise Research Facility to Become a Reality
Buildings
Wednesday December 4 2013

Seaborne High-rise Research Facility to Become a Reality

Crowd funding promises to provide a pivotal boost to a new multi-storey scientific research facility that will float semi-submerged on the surface of the ocean.