Environment

E-waste to be recycled

27 May 2015
Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy said there is a protocol with the Communications Ministry as to how to get rid of e-waste, such as disposed mobile phones and laptops, and how to recycle it, stressing that random disposal of e-...
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Corporate sponsorship of climate talks sparks NGO ire

27 May 2015
France on Wednesday unveiled a list of companies which will sponsor the year-end UN climate talks in Paris, sparking accusations of corporate "greenwashing" from campaigners. Twenty percent of the 170 million euro ($185-million)...
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Demining committee celebrates removal of 95 thousand feddans of landmines

21 May 2015
A committee responsible for the removal of WWII-time landmines from Egypt’s western deserts and coasts is celebrating development achievements at the area.   The Executive Secretariat for the Demining and Development of the...
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'No right to fail' on climate change, warns France's Fabius

18 May 2015
France's foreign minister warned Monday that the international community had no option but to combat climate change as there is "no alternative planet".   "We don't have the right to fail," Laurent Fabius...
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The Nile Delta is the world’s second place threatened to sink

18 May 2015
Mahmoud Samy, Deputy Assistant Foreign Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, said the Nile Delta is the world’s second place most threatened to sink, adding that Egypt is keen to face climate change with...
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Environment Minister calls for unified African position at Paris Climate Change Conference

17 May 2015
Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy has called for a unified and supportive African position in the negotiations of the Paris Climate Change Conference this year.   He said that African countries will continue to move together, taking...
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New Japan volcano island 'natural lab' for life

17 May 2015
A brand new island emerging off the coast of Japan offers scientists a rare opportunity to study how life begins to colonise barren land -- helped by rotting bird poo and hatchling vomit.   Researchers say bird waste will be the...
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Ministry launches clean beaches campaign

Our Beaches are Clean campaign logo
14 May 2015
Egypt’s Ministry of Environment is launching on Friday a popular campaign for clean beaches, to coincide with the World Environment Day on 5 June.   The ministry said on its website that the cleaning campaign, launched in...
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Record Antarctic sea ice a logistic problem for scientists

12 May 2015
Growing sea ice surrounding Antarctica could prompt scientists to consider relocating research stations on the continent, according to the operations manager of the Australian Antarctic Division.   Rob Wooding said that resupplying...
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Govt to establish 6 new coal-run power plants

08 May 2015
The government plans to open six new coal-run power plants located in remote coastal areas, Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy announced.   Using coal to run old power plants is not allowed, but can be used in new ones provided they be...
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