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...

Egypt's CO2 emissions up by 2.13%, fossil fuels largely to blame

06 Jun 2016
The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics (CAPMAS) has reported a rise in Egypt's carbon dioxide emissions resulting from petroleum products and natural gas consumption. In a statement issued on Monday, CAPMAS said...

Large parts of Great Barrier Reef 'dead in 20 years'

Australia's Great Barrier Reef
29 Apr 2016
Large parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef could be dead within 20 years as climate change drives mass coral bleaching, scientists warned Friday. The World Heritage-listed reef is currently suffering its worst bleaching in recorded...

'Sludge' can help China curb emissions and power cities, says think tank

09 Apr 2016
China can cut its greenhouse gas emissions and generate electricity by treating the 30 million tonnes of sludge its wastewater plants produce each year, the think tank World Resources Institute (WRI) said. If just 10 percent of the sludge...

Environmental agency tackles broken oil pipeline in Hurghada

Oil spills leave their marks on the beaches of Ras Gharib, Red Sea
28 Mar 2016
Environment Minister Khaled Fahmy said on Monday that measures were being taken to clean-up an oil spill by the Hurghada ring road, which resulted from a leaking oil pipeline.   Kawthar Hefny, head of the crisis management department...

Clean-up campaign off the coast of Taba, Nuweiba

22 Mar 2016
Abu Galum Protectorate launched on Monday an environmental diving campaign in Taba. The campaign — a seabed clean-up at diving spots along the coast at Taba — marked the 27th anniversary of Taba's return to Egypt after its...

Calls for climate action over Great Barrier Reef bleaching

21 Mar 2016
  Environmental groups on Monday urged greater action on climate change after the government declared the highest alert level over an epidemic of coral bleaching in the pristine northern reaches of Australia's Great Barrier Reef...