A total of 1,435 people passed away during the heatwaves including 567 during the first wave in late June-early July and 868 during the second wave in late July, Agnès Buzyn told France Info and France Inter radio stations.
Another heatwave sends UK temperatures soaring.
Green policies will be short-lived if proposals fail to recouple social progress with environmental and economic concerns. New training schemes and welfare protections are the key to achieving long-standing change.
July was the warmest month ever recorded, with average temperatures close to 1.2°C above the pre-industrial level.
Daela, an African elephant and Dunja, an Asian are both former circus performers.
The scale of the melt in Greenland during the August heatwave is difficult to comprehend but satellite imagery shows the true extent of the thaw.
July 2019 may have been hottest month on record
Some of the plants have gone without water since the garden was created in 1992.
The heatwave gripping Europe has toppled all-time temperature records in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany.
Until 1992, the site of this botanic beauty was a car park.
As Paris sizzled in the heatwave currently gripping France, some tourists sought relief in the fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower.
As more Countries around the World have to deal with scorching temperatures, here are some tips from the Spanish way of life, better adapted to this weather.
A guide to avoiding the pitfalls of pit stains.
June 2019 was the warmest on record - with temperatures in Europe 2C above normal
At least 40% of wildfires are started because of negligence. Another 26% are criminal.
Known for being typically cold and snowy, Alaska is set to experience its hottest ever July with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees Celsius over the next few days.
Increasingly, Peuch said, we are becoming aware that even low levels of pollutants pose health risks.
June's extreme weather led to high concentrations of atmospheric ozone in central Europe. This animation shows how this harmful gas evolved through the week.
Spike in bogus websites selling air quality stickers for vehicles in France.
As Europeans cope with a record heatwave suffocating much of the continent, the importance of sun protection cannot be overstated. How to choose and apply sunscreen properly? Euronews gathered a few tips from dermatologists.
The heatwave currently gripping Europe has seen a surge in demand for cooling devices, such as air conditioners and fans, in shops across the continent.
Tourists visiting Paris on Friday kept cool whilst sightseeing by taking a dip in the fountains in front of the Eiffel Tower.
The French national weather service took the unprecedented step of issuing red alerts in four of its departments due to high temperatures.
Tempers flared last Friday when women sunbathing topless on the Isar river banks were told off by security guards.
In the eastern town of Eglisstadir, temperatures have almost reached 22°C and activities in the sun are in full swing.
Hundreds of kindergartens and primary schools throughout France will remain closed until the end of the week as temperatures top 40C in many cities.