20 Feb 2013
The NGO Ain al-Biaa — “Source of the Environment” in Arabic — has chosen the neighborhood of Sakr Qurish in Basatin, south of Cairo, to implement its vision for greener cities.
If the project gets the...
19 Feb 2013
Though they are responsible for collecting, recycling and disposing most of Cairo’s municipal solid waste, the zabaleen are finding themselves trapped, as even new governing bodies remain unable, or downright refuse, to recognize...
18 Feb 2013
The Hayah International Academy hosted the “Walk for the Nile” initiative on Friday for the fourth time, in collaboration with the Irrigation and Water Resources Ministry. The campaign aims to raise funds to clean up Abul...
14 Feb 2013
After actor Mohamed Ramadan publicly announced that he’d purchased a seven-month-old lion cub and kept it in a cage in his garden to prepare for his upcoming movie “Lion Heart,” a group of animal welfare activists...
12 Feb 2013
In the brackish waters lapping the shores of the Red Sea lies an unsung hero: the mangrove.
Mangroves are trees and shrubs that have evolved to thrive in harsh saltwater environments. The ecosystems in which they are found are among the...
10 Feb 2013
In an attempt to curb the rapidly declining water level of the Dead Sea and allow for its gradual replenishment, the World Bank has been studying the possibility of transferring water from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea almost a decade.
04 Feb 2013
Despite the ongoing political unrest and inclement weather last Friday, people eager to contribute to and shape a greener, cleaner Cairo made their way to Azhar Park to take part in an Ecocities Camp hosted by icecairo and GIZ on 1 and 2...
03 Feb 2013
Despite earlier cautions by environmentalists to conduct proper scientific studies before commencing building, plans for the King Abdullah Bridge, which would link Egypt and Saudi Arabia, are moving forward.
Last week, in response to calls...
02 Feb 2013
Fagnoon Art School hosted a workshop for teaching the latest methods of earthbag building, an inexpensive construction method, hoping to bring the innovative technique to their farms and villages.
“The main goal of this workshop is...
29 Jan 2013
The village of Fares, located about 75km north of the city of Aswan near Kom Ombo, is currently being destroyed by severe flooding of contaminated water caused by controversial oil drilling practices performed over the past four years,...