Lucie Aubourg

Europe

Cheese Can Now Power a Town — in France, of Course

In a large snow-white globe on the edge of the small Alpine town of Albertville, bacteria bred in whey are hard at work generating biogas: a clean, renewable energy source that can also be used to produce electricity.
Lucie Aubourg
12.24.15
Europe

Animal Rights Group Hopes Graphic Footage Will End France's Foie Gras Love Affair

The videos, meant to highlight controversial aspects of foie gras production, show ducklings still twitching after being processed through a grinder and a duck writhing in agony after having its neck broken.
Lucie Aubourg
12.22.15
Twitter

Marine Le Pen Could Face Five Years in Prison for Tweeting Photos of Islamic State Killings

The French far-right leader tweeted the images after a French interviewer drew parallels between her party and the Islamic State insurgency.
Lucie Aubourg
12.17.15
Europe

Europe Wants to Make Kids Under 16 Get Parental Permission to Use Social Media

A last-minute amendment to the EU’s new data protection regulations says teens who want to join Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram need approval from their parents.
Lucie Aubourg
12.16.15
Europe

Residents In Upscale Paris Neighborhood Oppose Plans For Temporary Homeless Shelter

Angry residents have argued that the site of the proposed shelter encroaches on the Bois de Boulogne park, a national heritage site.
Lucie Aubourg
12.15.15
Europe

Afghan Migrants Are Bracing for Winter on the Streets of Paris

Hundreds of people from Afghanistan have been relying on donations from local charities and aid groups to survive the cold temperatures in the French capital.
Lucie Aubourg
12.12.15
paris climate summit

Meet the 20-Somethings Who Have Been Tracking the Paris Climate Talks in a Google Doc

Peppered with GIFs and humorous observations of international delegates, the document is the only record of the deliberations that have been taking place behind the conference's closed doors.
Lucie Aubourg
12.9.15
cop21

With Protests Banned in Paris, Climate Activists Embrace Other Forms of Expression

Steps away from the conference center where global negotiators work towards a climate agreement, activists aim to highlight the impacts of global warming and make their voices heard.
Lucie Aubourg
12.1.15
paris climate summit

In Photos: Inside the Paris Climate Talks

While a state of emergency has severely constrained protests in Paris, security checks — and bakers — greet the thousands of attendees to the climate talks north of Paris.
Lucie Aubourg
11.30.15
Europe

The Paris Attacks Could Cost the French Economy 2 Billion Euros

Cultural and tourism sectors have taken a huge hit in the French capital due to numerous cancelations after the terror attacks that killed 130 people on November 13.
Lucie Aubourg
11.27.15
FRANCE

This Is What Happened at the Bataclan Concert Hall During the Paris Attacks

12 days after the Paris terror attacks, witnesses and investigators have helped establish a clear picture of what happened inside the venue.
Lucie Aubourg
11.25.15
Europe

'Fear Was Always In Me': Life As a Stateless Person

According to the UN's refugee agency UNHCR, one stateless child is born every ten minutes. VICE News interviewed a woman who spent half her life living with no nationality.
Lucie Aubourg
11.13.15
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