11 Feb 2015
For years, scientists and security analysts have warned that global warming looms as a potential source of war and unrest.
Storms, droughts, floods, and spells of extreme heat or exceptional cold: all can destroy wealth, ravage harvests,...
22 Jan 2015
Floods are usually known for their destructive forces in urban communities. However, floods in the Eastern Desert has recently filled valleys with water, painting desert mountains green and prompting the return of wildlife that had...
21 Dec 2014
The killing of a rare Arabian leopard in the deserts of Egypt and Saudi Arabia demonstrates five differences between the two countries' governments in dealing with the incident.
A number of Wadi Shalal City in Halayib southern the Red...
15 Dec 2014
A Paris summit in 2015 will face a tougher task to agree a U.N. deal to slow climate change after the hopes of many that cooperation between Washington and Beijing would be a magic key to end global gridlock dissolved in chaotic...
05 Dec 2014
That morning cup of coffee gives many of us a needed boost, but Central American coffee farmers have found a new source of energy in their beans: turning agricultural wastewater into biogas.
An often-overlooked byproduct of the world's...
24 Nov 2014
Climate change could undermine efforts to defeat extreme poverty around the globe, the World Bank warned Sunday.
In a new report on the impact of global warming, the bank said sharp temperature rises would cut deeply into crop yields and...
02 Nov 2014
Unfortunately, recycling in Egypt is not meeting its potential. This could be attributed to the fact that recycling culture is not deeply entrenched in our society, causing many Egyptians to forgo its environmental and economic benefits....
31 Oct 2014
Minister of Local Development Adel Labib on Friday decided to operate a solar power plant to produce enough light for 400 houses in New Valley.
He said the plant was built there seven years ago but not operated.
03 Nov 2013
A new cultural, entrepeneurial company is looking to spread its way across Egypt with a single idea: thinking before putting your computers, cell phones, or televisions - no longer of any value - into storage or onto the rubbish tip....
25 Apr 2013
This piece was written for Egypt Independent’s final weekly print edition, which was banned from going to press. We offer you our 50th and final edition here.
The events depicted in this article are inspired by various real...