08 Apr 2013
Climate change could get worse quickly if huge amounts of extra heat absorbed by the oceans are released back into the air, scientists said after unveiling new research showing that oceans have helped mitigate the effects of warming since...
07 Apr 2013
As government politics continues to remain in a state of turbulent and violent uncertainty and instability — clashes abound, parliamentary election dates are announced and soon canceled, farmer loan forgiveness is promised with no...
04 Apr 2013
It has become a recurring phenomenon: Every day at dusk, the power shuts down, plunging street after street into darkness, relying only on small kiosks to produce a feeble halo.
Lasting between 45 minutes to an hour and a half, these power...
02 Apr 2013
Rafah and other cities on Sinai’s north coast have been suffering from pollution of the Mediterranean Sea and its underground water reservoir, which has caused serious environmental and health issues for the local population, experts...
28 Mar 2013
A conference discussing the merits of genetically modified crops took place Sunday at Cairo University’s Faculty of Agriculture.
Organized in cooperation with the Egyptian Biotechnology Information Center, the four-hour talk came two...
25 Mar 2013
After stray dogs violently attacked two children in Moqattam last month, their families pressured the local veterinary council to put an end to the problem by poisoning the animals with strychnine — a deadly pesticide.
24 Mar 2013
In September, customs authorities at Cairo International Airport seized 17 endangered falcons. The following month, a man was caught smuggling a cobra in his hand luggage on a flight from Cairo to Kuwait, forcing an emergency landing. And...
22 Mar 2013
World Water Day is 22 March. This global event focuses attention on the importance of fresh water, and advocates for a more sustainable management of water resources. On this occasion, Dalia El Fiki, a student in Masters of Global Affairs...
21 Mar 2013
Although billions of pounds have been invested in Egypt’s infrastructure, the majority of the nation’s poorest citizens continue to be deprived of adequate housing, local services and transport.
It is no wonder...
20 Mar 2013
The Egypt National Climate Change Coalition — founded in October 2012 by Lama El Hatow from the Water Institute for the Nile and Sarah Rifaat of 350.org — held its fourth meeting Tuesday night at Egypt’s icecairo...