Environment

Egypt to take part in Earth Hour Saturday

23 Mar 2017
Egypt has announced it will take part in the Earth Hour campaign on Saturday March 25 by turning off lights at archeological sites and touristic areas from 8:30pm to 9:30pm, in order to help spread awareness of the risks of climate change...
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Stuttgart builds moss-covered wall to fight air pollution

22 Mar 2017
"Nitrogen dioxide has put our health at risk for decades." And for years, Maria Krautzberger, president of Germany's Federal Environment Agency (UBA) has pointed out the culprit: diesel car engines. Krautzberger would like to...
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Growing algae bloom in Arabian Sea tied to climate change

15 Mar 2017
The Gulf of Oman turns green twice a year, when an algae bloom the size of Mexico spreads across the Arabian Sea all the way to India. Scientists who study the algae say the microscopic organisms are thriving in new conditions brought...
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Rare shark whale Bahloul spotted in Marsa Alam

Whale shark
13 Mar 2017
Divers have spotted a whale shark, known as Bahloul, at the Abudiab area north of Marsa Alam for the first time since its last appearance in November 2016, the Red Sea Reserves announced.  Guidelines were published on how to deal with...
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In race to curb climate change, cities outpace governments

Roy Hagen of German machinery maker Wacker Neuson shows an electric construction machinery near Oslo, Norway January 30, 2017 (Alister Doyle / Reuters). 
13 Mar 2017
Cities from Oslo to Sydney are setting goals to curb climate change that exceed national targets, causing tensions with central governments about who controls policy over green energy, and transport and construction. More than 2,500 cities...
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In photos: Gezazy transforms glass waste into revamped home décor

Gezazy shop that turns glass waste into home decor
12 Mar 2017
"Entering their display area is like taking a step into the mind of an innovative genius. The stimulating ambiance of the shop feels like a museum of eccentric art," Radwa Saleh said the first time she visited Gezazy, a local eco...
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In photos: Divers install underwater museum in Dahab

A staue of god Horus undewater.
07 Mar 2017
A group of professional scuba divers have launched a museum under the waters of the Red Sea in Dahab, installing statues made of environmentally-friendly materials on the seabed to preserve coral reefs. The project was founded by I-Dive...
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EBRD allocates €120 mn for Fayoum developement

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
28 Feb 2017
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development's (EBRD) board has approved the allocation of €120 million to resolve drainage problems at Lake Qaroun, according to Fayoum Governor Gamal Samy. Projects will be carried...
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Scientists claim existence of drowned Pacific Ocean continent

18 Feb 2017
A continent two-thirds the size of Australia has been found beneath the south-west Pacific Ocean, scientists reported in the journal of the Geological Society of America.   The land mass of 4.5 million square kilometers (1.74 million...
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US will change course on climate policy: Trump official

A couple walks with a pram along an embankment, under heavy snowfall in Sochi, Russia (Kazbek Basayev / Reuters).
30 Jan 2017
The United States will switch course on climate change and pull out of a global pact to cut emissions, said Myron Ebell, who headed US President Donald Trump's Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team until his...
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