Green news in France - May 2019

A monthly update on environmental events and occurrences in France: Night ambassadors, biodiversity study at golf courses and a fatal fungus

For the sake of starry, starry nights

One Saturday night in late February, a group of volunteer ‘night ambassadors’ from environmental organisation France Nature Environnement took the streets of Tarbes, Hautes-Pyrénées, to identify and photograph shop windows that remained lit overnight despite a 2013 law that prohibits lighting between 1am and 7am.

The aim, said a spokeswoman, is to “put together a dossier and send it to the mayor of Tarbes. ...

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