African elephants 'suffer worst decline in 25 years'

25 Sep 2016
Africa's elephant population has suffered its worst drop in 25 years, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said Sunday, blaming the plummeting numbers on poaching.   Based on 275 estimates from across the...

Rare whale shark spotted off Hurghada coast

23 Sep 2016
Several sailors spotted a whale shark in the Red Sea off the coast of Hurghada on Thursday. The sailors said they saw the shark, which is harmless to humans, when it came close to their boat.   The rare animal is called a bahloul by...

Beheira resident demands action against burning of farm waste

Rice straw burinig process
17 Sep 2016
A recent decree in the governorate of Beheira banning the burning of straw and wood has met with limited success, according to a resident named Mahmoud Elewa, with some farmers continuing to burn agricultural waste, while others have been...

Oil slicks appear at Ras Gharib shores

14 Sep 2016
Oil pollution appeared on the shores of the Gulf of Suez at Ras Gharib city, preventing people and holiday-makers in the city north of the Red Sea from using the beaches during the Eid holiday.   Slicks covered several areas on the...

350 kilograms of waste collected from Red Sea

12 Sep 2016
Hurghada Environmental Protection and Conservation Association (HEPCA) said on Monday it has collected 350 kilograms of waste that had become stuck in Red Sea coral reefs. Around 120 Egyptian and foreign scuba divers took part in the clean...

Exclusive: Monsanto pulls new GM cotton seed from India in protest

26 Aug 2016
Monsanto Co has withdrawn an application seeking approval for its next generation of genetically modified cotton seeds in India, a major escalation in a long-running dispute between New Delhi and the world's biggest seed maker. A...

Brazilian restaurants turn waste back into food

02 Aug 2016
There's not a lot of green in the urban jungle of Sao Paulo, but thanks to Fernanda Danelon, restaurants in the Brazilian mega-city are turning their waste back into food at innovative gardens tucked amid the skyscrapers. Danelon, a...

Would you drink recycled coffee?

A cup of coffee
10 Jul 2016
It's a booming global business with 70 million cups consumed per day in the UK alone, but for every coffee drinker there's a slew of granules destined for landfill. Luckily where some see trash, others see treasure. Launched in...

Whale sighted on north coast is not dangerous: Environment Ministry

08 Jul 2016
A fin whale seen at the Marina resort on Egypt's north coast on Tuesday and Wednesday is not aggressive or dangerous to humans, the Environment Ministry said in a statement on Thursday. A team of experts from the ministry visited the...

Officials, environmentalists trade blame for Hurghada oil spill

28 Jun 2016
The Red Sea resort town of Hurghada continued to be plagued by crude oil spills on Tuesday, amid claims from marine environment protection groups that officials had not done enough to prevent pollution in the area.  The Environment...