12 Nov 2013
With an economy already in tatters, Egypt's farmers fear the building of an upstream Nile dam in Ethiopia could lead to water shortages and crop failures with catastrophic effects on their livelihood.
"We don't want this dam,...
06 Nov 2013
The amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the UN weather agency said Wednesday.
"The concentrations are reaching once again...
18 Sep 2013
Ghada Wali, secretary general of the Social Fund, said on Wednesday the fund is studying with the Ministry of Environment and the Cairo and Alexandria governorates the granting of low-interest credit facilities to local garbage...
04 Sep 2013
A solar power plant projected to produce 20 megawatts of electricity will be funded with LE1 million Emirati fund to service the people of Siwa, said Matrouh governor Badr Tantawy on Wednesday.
The governor expressed his gratitude...
13 Aug 2013
Minister of State for Environmental Affairs Laila Iskandar has said that the new solid waste management system, set to be adopted by the ministry, relies entirely on garbage collectors. “We aim for garbage-free streets,” she...
24 Apr 2013
Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaa Eddin has called for the prohibition of rice cultivation in desert lands, which is already forbidden by law, so as to reduce overdraft of water from aquifers.
15 Apr 2013
The summer ice melt in parts of Antartica is at its highest level in 1,000 years, Australian and British researchers reported on Monday, adding new evidence of the impact of global warming on sensitive Antarctic glaciers and ice shelves....
12 Apr 2013
Agriculture Minister Salah Abdel Momen commissioned the Agricultural Research Center to review their recommendations for harvesting wheat, corn, cotton and rice following the release of new information regarding the impact of climate...
11 Apr 2013
Ninety percent of the diesel that spilled into Lake Nasser on Sunday has already evaporated due to high temperatures in Aswan, the Environment Ministry claimed on Thursday.
The rest of the spill was mopped up by the Armed Forces with huge...
09 Apr 2013
Lawmakers in Spain's northern Cantabria region unanimously voted on Monday to ban hydraulic fracturing on environmental concerns, shooting down the central government's hopes for a project to boost jobs in a region believed to be...