Environment news

Germany eyes capping coal use to meet emissions target

 AFP/File | This photo taken on January 16, 2012 shows steam rising from cooling towers of the coal-fired power plant of Scholven in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany
24 Nov 2014
Germany aims to limit coal use in electricity production to meet the country's target in cutting Earth-warming carbon emissions, according to a document seen by AFP Monday. Sigmar Gabriel, minister for the economy and energy, will...
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Minister: 66 hotels meet criteria of green tourism in Egypt

British tourism in Luxor
24 Nov 2014
Minister of Tourism Hisham Zaazou said on Sunday that Green Tourism is no longer a luxury, but a pressing must. In his speech during the inauguration of a workshop on green tourism, Zaazou said the Finance Ministry has approved allocating...
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Agriculture Ministry declares vegetables free of pesticides remains

18 Nov 2014
An official report issued by the Central Laboratory analyzing remains of pesticides and heavy elements in food have indicated an improvement in produce, resulting in a 4 percent decline compared to the previous year.   Results of...
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UN and the League of Arab States signs a memorandum for efficient environmental pathways

10 Nov 2014
The United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the Arab League joined efforts to draw up an action plan targeted specifically at boosting the ability of managing natural resources in sustainable manner as well as tackling environmental...
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Environmental Affairs Agency: Black cloud to end Saturday

10 Nov 2014
Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA) Chief Ahmed Abul Saud said 200,000 tons of rice husk has been collected, as per the protocol signed with Agriculture Ministry. Another 100,000 tons were collected in accordance with the junior...
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Arab environment Ministerial to meet in Jeddah 8 November

07 Nov 2014
The Council of Arab Environment Ministerial will hold its 26th session in Jeddah from 8 to 10 November to discuss updating the Sustainable Development Initiative in the Arab Region as well as to discuss the United Nations...
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Food Supply Ministry considers providing commodities in return for garbage

Garbage hills in Tanta, Gharbiya, 18 September 2012.
02 Nov 2014
Domestic Trade and Food Supply Minister Khaled Hanafy said the ministry is considering a project that would give citizens free goods in return for garbage.   The ministry, in coordination with Environment Ministry and authorities in...
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Solar station to light 400 houses in New Valley

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.    Labib...
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Solid waste management project to start soon in Egypt at cost of $75 mn

27 Oct 2014
Khaled Fahmy, Minister of Environment, held a meeting with Stepten Hammer, lead urban specialist at the World Bank and co-author of "Cities and Climate Change," and his delegation Monday to discuss collaboration avenues in an...
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Govt plans expansion in desert through wooded forests

26 Oct 2014
The government, represented by the ministries of Agriculture, Housing, Irrigation and Environment, is studying expansion into the desert throughout different governorates by establishing wooded forests that treat sewage to reduce the risks...
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