08 Mar 2012
An Egyptian cultural adviser to Austria, Morsy Abu Youssef, said a joint scientific agreement will be struck between the two countries following an Austrian University's call for reforms after an industrial accident in Lake ...
07 Mar 2012
A deadly landslide in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, near where Exxon Mobil is building a US$15.7 billion gas project, has raised new questions about the global energy industry's scramble for ever harder-to-reach resources.
07 Mar 2012
The hunt for a penguin at large in Tokyo after escaping from an aquarium continued for the third day Wednesday, with eight separate sightings of the fugitive bird.
Staff from Tokyo Sea Life park were combing riverbanks in the Japanese...
05 Mar 2012
Tourists will soon have the option of staying at more environmentally friendly hotels on Egypt’s Mediterranean coast.
Over the next two years, 30 hotels in Alexandria and another 25 hotels in Marsa Matrouh will become grounds for...
01 Mar 2012
ACCRA, Ghana — A research strategy to help boost rice production in Africa has been formally unveiled by the Africa Rice Center (AfricaRice), a pan-African agricultural research organization.
The 10-year plan, launched on 1 February...
29 Feb 2012
STOCKHOLM — Chickpeas, fava beans and other seeds from a facility in Syria are among the 25,000 new samples being deposited this week in an Arctic seed vault built to protect food crops from wars and natural disasters, officials said...
14 Feb 2012
Ninety-nine percent of Egypt’s poorest villages lack sanitary drainage, according to a report released Monday by the cabinet’s Information and Decision Support Center.
The report said sewage water is a main source of pollution...
14 Feb 2012
ROME — An Italian court Monday convicted two men of negligence in some 2,000 asbestos-related deaths blamed on contamination from a construction company, sentencing each of them to 16 years in prison and ordering them to pay millions...
12 Feb 2012
A new educational environmental travel project, “Dayma,” offers a creative and alternative gateway to discovering and embracing Egypt’s natural beauty.
Dayma, which means everlasting, enduring and sustainable in Arabic,...
29 Jan 2012
NASA's planet-hunting Kepler space telescope has found 11 new planetary systems, including one with five planets all orbiting closer to their parent star than Mercury circles the Sun, scientists said on Thursday.
The discoveries boost...