Climate talks Bastard French chef Marc Veyrat fined for razing forest
A French chef hired to work at the Paris climate change talks has been fined for razing 7,000 sq metres (75,000 sq feet) of protected forest near his restaurant. Marc Veyrat illegally destroyed the trees near the La Maison des Bois (House of the Trees) in the Alps. The court in Annecy also heard Mr Veyrat ordered a large portion of protected wetlands to be dried up. He was one of five chefs picked to cook for world leaders at the Paris talks. He was ordered by the court to pay a fine of €100,000 (£73,000; $108,000) and to restore the wetlands within three months.