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Economics - 11.10.2023
Deception or collaboration: how do we deal with Internet rating systems?
As social animals, humans communicate with and influence each other by leaving digital traces on the Internet, particularly by using star rating systems on collaborative platforms. Many e-commerce sites use this technique to allow users to share their hotel or restaurant experiences, for example. But under what conditions can these traces enable a group to cooperate, and can we trust them?
Environment - Economics - 03.02.2022
Massive methane emissions by oil and gas industry detected from space
A major contributor to climate change, methane (CH4) has a global warming potential approximately 30 times higher than that of CO2, over a 100-year period. One quarter of anthropogenic emissions of this greenhouse gas originate in worldwide extraction of coal, oil, and natural gas (of which methane is the main component).
Environment - Economics - 31.03.2021
How much are invasive species costing us?
Scientists from the CNRS, the IRD, and the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle have just released the most comprehensive estimate to date of the financial toll of invasive species: nearly $1.3 trillion over four decades. Published in Nature (31 March 2021), their findings are based on the InvaCost database, which is financed by the BNP Paribas Foundation and the Paris-Saclay University Foundation's AXA Chair of Invasion Biology.
Economics - 20.06.2018
Asylum seekers are not a "burden" for European economies
Does the arrival of asylum seekers lead to a deterioration in the economic performance and public finances of the European countries that host them? The answer is no, according to economists from the CNRS, Clermont-Auvergne University, and Paris-Nanterre University, 1 who have estimated a dynamic statistical model based on thirty years of data from fifteen countries in Western Europe.
Economics - 01.11.2017
Ensuring the survival of elephants in Laos : a matter of economics
Asian elephant populations in Laos, which are under a process of commodification, have dropped by half in the last 30 years.
Economics - 27.02.2017
Reducing pesticide use in agriculture without lowering productivity
As part of the DEPHY-Ferme network, a major component of the French government's EcoPhyto plan to reduce and improve plant protection product use, researchers from INRA working with the company Agros
Life Sciences - Economics - 16.12.2016
Conflicts of interest and publications on GM Bt crops
Three INRA researchers have analyzed the scientific literature on the efficacy or durability of Bt transgenic plants in terms of the possible link of interest between this research and the biotechnology industries. They publish their results in the journal PLOS ONE of 15 December 2016. They show that 40% of the publications studied present a financial conflict of interest 1 .
Health - Economics - 31.01.2014
The UPMC Foundation and AXA Insurance Launch a Chair for Alzheimer’s Research
The UPMC Foundation and the AXA insurance company have officially launched the Chair for research on Alzheimer's Disease on Wednesday, February 12th, 2014.