10 Nov 2012
For a clue to the possible impact of climate change on modern society, a study suggests a look back at the end of classic Maya civilization, which disintegrated into famine, war and collapse as a long-term wet weather pattern...
07 Nov 2012
California voters appeared poised early Wednesday to reject a ballot measure that would have made the state the first in the nation to require special labeling of foods with genetically modified ingredients.
With 64 percent of the state...
01 Nov 2012
Minister of Environment Mostafa Hussein Kamel announced on Wednesday the formation of a Luxor-based intervention unit to combat Nile water pollution following reports this week of oil leaks.
The Holding Company for Water and Wastewater (...
30 Oct 2012
The Sohag Governorate has announced it had prepared large quantities of sponge and chaff to contain oil that spilled into the Nile from a factory in Edfu, Aswan on Saturday. Authorities expect the spill to arrive to Sohag’s waters on...
19 Oct 2012
Leaked sewage and human error likely caused over 1,500 residents in the village of Sansaft in Monufiya governorate to fall critically ill this summer, two researchers at Monufiya University said this week at a follow-up...
16 Oct 2012
As World Food Day is marked on 16 October, concerns as to how to tackle national food insecurity continue to escalate.
UN figures show that for many, the era of affordable food may be over as food prices continue to skyrocket across the...
12 Oct 2012
Four Nigerian villagers took Royal Dutch Shell to court on Thursday in a landmark pollution case that campaigners said could open the door to more compensation claims against international companies.
The fishermen and farmers, together...
10 Oct 2012
German sportswear company Puma announced a range of biodegradable shoes and clothes on Monday, seeking to lead in protecting nature as it tries to catch up with rivals Nike and Adidas in sales.
The company, praised by United Nations...
08 Oct 2012
Bees at a cluster of apiaries in northeastern France have been producing honey in mysterious shades of blue and green, alarming their keepers who now believe residue from containers of M&M's candy processed at a nearby biogas plant...
02 Oct 2012
The world's largest coral reef — under threat from Australia's surging coal and gas shipments, climate change and a destructive starfish — is declining faster than ever and coral cover could fall to just 5 percent in...