07 Aug 2012
Antamina, one of the world's biggest copper-zinc mines, is facing community opposition and government inquiries after its pipeline burst nearly two weeks ago exposing more than 200 people to a mineral slurry.
Two regulators, the...
05 Aug 2012
The Mars rover Curiosity, the most sophisticated mobile science lab ever sent to another world, hurtled closer to the Red Planet on Saturday, on track "to fly through the eye of the needle" for a precise, safe...
03 Aug 2012
Mars is set to get its latest visitor Sunday night when NASA's new robotic rover, named Curiosity, attempts to land there. Mars has been a prime target for space exploration for decades, in part because its climate 3.5 billion years...
01 Aug 2012
Oceans and land have more than doubled the amount of greenhouse gases they absorb since 1960 in new evidence that nature is helping to brake global warming, a study showed on Wednesday.
"Even though we have done very little to...
26 Jul 2012
For a few days this month, NASA's images of the Greenland ice sheet turned red, indicating that for a while, almost the entire surface of the vast frozen island was melting.
The big melt in Greenland is part of an overall picture of an...
11 Jul 2012
The UN estimates that the world’s population will reach 9 billion by 2050. As the population increases, so will the demand for dwindling natural resources.
“We have to find our course towards a world that can live with one...
09 Jul 2012
The Giza Zoo received three new giraffes from South Africa on Sunday. The animals arrived through the zoo’s upper gate on a big flatbed truck in three big crates in the early afternoon yesterday, while zoo employees buzzed around...
04 Jul 2012
Scientists at the CERN research center have found a new subatomic particle that could be the Higgs boson, the basic building block of the universe.
"I can confirm that a particle has been discovered that is consistent with the Higgs...
03 Jul 2012
Trio is an environmentally friendly restaurant in the heart of Zamalek, the hub of new eateries and clubs. The “green” eatery, due to open next week, will offer Cairo a taste of California.
“This trendy, urban restaurant...
25 Jun 2012
There was another leakage of light crude oil in Gamsha Bay on the Red Sea on Monday at both the onshore and offshore sites of the General Petroleum Company. This is the ninth such leakage since September.
The Environment Ministry...