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On the Trail n°31, the defaunation bulletin

23 Dec 2021

On the Trail n°31, the defaunation bulletin

On the Trail n°31 – October-November-December 2020
1,294 events with references, along with analyses, 469 iconographic documents, maps and historical archives.
222 pages (pdf – 12.2 Mo)

Winter 2020, curfews and lockdowns. Some are poaching for survival or for a bit of money, others by idleness. Zebra meat dries on ropes in the savannah. In the United States, 17-year-old teenagers are poaching deer with the spotlights of their parents’ GMC truck. There are traps everywhere and of all kinds from north to south, east to west, on land and at sea. No wildlife can escape them, from the biggest ones like bears to the smallest ones like Berthe’s mouse lemur. Birds by hundreds of thousands are captured to brighten up the stay-at-home holiday season. The Ganges river dolphins are lynched, people need to unwind.

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(Français) Coronavirus

20 Dec 2021

(Français) Coronavirus

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(Français) Lâchers de ballons 2021

9 Dec 2021

(Français) Lâchers de ballons 2021

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Shipbreaking #64, the International Shipbreaking Show

23 Nov 2021

Shipbreaking #64, the International Shipbreaking Show

“Shipbreaking” # 64
Bulletin of information and analysis on ship demolition
July-August-September 2021
85 pages, 102 sources, 302 photos (+ 3 maps), 16.1 Mo
https://robindesbois.org/wp-content/uploads/shipbreaking64.pdf

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Covid and other pathogen catapults

19 Nov 2021

Covid and other pathogen catapults

Forced-air leaf blowers, operating on petrol or lead or lithium batteries, disperse toxic and infectious agents including coronaviruses. The French High Council for Public Health (Haut Conseil de la Santé Publique, HCSP), seized by the General Directorate for Health (Direction Générale de la Santé, DGS), recommended in its opinion of April 4, 2020 during the first of the Covid waves, “especially not to use engines like leaf blowers to blow dust from the ground”.

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(Français) Faits d’hiver en Arctique

18 Nov 2021

(Français) Faits d’hiver en Arctique

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(Français) La porcherie de la Hague

9 Nov 2021

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Atomic cargo ship resumes service

3 Nov 2021

Atomic cargo ship resumes service

The Russian nuclear-powered container ship Sevmorput, which lost half of her propeller last year on her way to Antarctica, has just left St Petersburg. She is carrying 1400 tonnes of equipment for the Rooppur nuclear power plant in Bangladesh. The heavy packages will be unloaded in Vladivostok and then transferred to a conventional vessel bound for Bangladesh. The Sevmorput will use the north-east sea route. According to the press release from Atomflot, a subsidiary of Rosatom, “the crew is ready for the task at hand, the technical characteristics of the vessel will allow her to travel the entire route without the help of an icebreaker.” “Timely delivery of equipment and materials for nuclear power plants under construction is crucial for the timely and cost effective accomplishment of our projects.” The St Petersburg-Vladivostok journey is expected to take 25 days.

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(Français) Les incendies à la loupe

21 Oct 2021

(Français) Les incendies à la loupe

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(Français) Sur le front* à Hong Kong

12 Oct 2021

(Français) Sur le front* à Hong Kong

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