Nearly 200 nations agree binding deal to cut greenhouse gases

16 Oct 2016
Nearly 200 nations hammered out a legally binding deal to cut back on greenhouse gases used in refrigerators and air conditioners, a Rwandan minister announced to loud cheers on Saturday, in a major step against climate change.   The...

Done deal: Paris climate pact to enter into force

07 Oct 2016
A hard-fought climate rescue pact concluded last December in the French capital will enter into legal force next month, earlier than expected, after record-fast country ratifications hailed by observers Wednesday.   The Paris...

Second oil spill appears in Ras Ghareb in under a month

01 Oct 2016
An oil spill has polluted the coast around the Red Sea city of Ras Ghareb, the second such spill in the area in the past month. Informed sources from the Red Sea governorate say the oil spill was noticed several days ago by Environment...

Over 90% of world breathing poor quality air: WHO

30 Sep 2016
Nine out of 10 people globally are breathing poor quality air, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, calling for dramatic action against pollution that is blamed for more than six million deaths a year. New data in a report from the...

Company provides bikes for employees for environmental protection

Karim Al-Bana rides a bike. 
29 Sep 2016
In the midst of Cairo’s unbearable traffic and heat, a young man with KarmSolar, a solar technology and integration company, rides around on a bike, a mode of transportation that is both fast and environmentally friendly. The bikes...

Over 43,000 deaths in Egypt linked to pollution in one year

The World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters are pictured in Geneva April 27, 2009.
28 Sep 2016
Over 43,000 Egyptians died from diseases related to air pollution in 2012, a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) said.   The diseases included in the report comprised acute lower respiratory, chronic obstructive...

Video: humpback whale sighted in Red Sea off Qusair

28 Sep 2016
A humpback whale has been sighted in the Red Sead off the town of Qusair as it traveled north on its migration route in search of food at this time of year..   The whale was sighted by a diver from a diving center in Qusair during a...

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...