21 Dec 2012
Giza is getting a bit more green as part of the “A million roses and 10,000 trees initiative.” Al-Amal Association for Development launched the project several months ago and has so far planted 7,000 trees in squares and on...
18 Dec 2012
PARIS — Coal is set to surpass oil as the world's top fuel within a decade, driven by growth in emerging market giants China and India, with even Europe finding it hard to cut use despite pollution concerns, according to a report...
09 Dec 2012
Almost 200 nations extended a weakened United Nations plan for combating global warming until 2020 on Saturday with a modest set of measures that would do nothing to halt rising world greenhouse gas emissions.
Many countries and...
06 Dec 2012
After decades of drought and high temperatures, Gebel Elba National Park witnessed, for the first time in its history, hail covering its desert plain last week.
Some researchers argue that this new phenomenon raises an important climate...
02 Dec 2012
Sea levels are rising 60 percent faster than UN projections, threatening low-lying areas from Miami to the Maldives, a study said on Wednesday.
The report, issued during UN talks in Qatar on combating climate change, also said...
28 Nov 2012
Peru last week became the lead country in the fight against genetically modified organisms worldwide, after the government approved a 10-year ban on importation, production and use of GMO foods in the country.
Aimed at preserving Peru...
26 Nov 2012
DOHA — The United States resisted pledging steeper cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 on Monday despite calls by poor nations at the start of a UN conference for tougher action to avert storms, droughts and rising seas.
22 Nov 2012
Environment Minister Mostafa Hussein Kamel vowed the government would remove a monastery encroachment on the Wadi al-Rayan reserve Tuesday, angering monks, who say they will defend their land with their lives.
The monks constructed a wall...
21 Nov 2012
The locust situation in the border area between Egypt and Sudan is "under control" and does not pose a danger at the time, according to an official report issued by the General Administration for Locust Control of the Agriculture...
14 Nov 2012
ALGIERS — Algeria, the world's fourth-largest gas exporter, has decided to develop its shale gas potential, but experts fear this could cause severe environmental problems.
Officials say the country's shale gas reserves are...