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In Dabaa, the fight to halt nuclear power continues

Residents in Dabaa, the site of a proposed nuclear power plant, have said the government must reassess the feasibility of...

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Raising fish in the desert? Not such an aberration, according to experts

  In the arid sands of the desert around Wadi Natroun, 90 kilometers northwest of Cairo, gilthead sea breams swim...

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Cloud technology could help medium-scale farmers boost crop production

A software company hopes to use cloud technology and precision agriculture to empower farmers to save on water and pesticides....

Megan Detrie Megan Detrie 9 years ago

As Saudi-Egypt bridge looks likely to get the green light, environmentalists see red

  Environmentalists have urged caution after a US$3 billion bridge project linking Saudi Arabia to Egypt seems likely to have...

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Environmentalists tout small-scale solutions to reduce electricity cuts

As the country continues to suffer from daily power cuts, environmentalists are looking for alternative energy-saving options, including going “off...

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Dried produce seller utilizes solar technology to create a healthy snacking alternative

Menar Meebed’s company, Minnie’s Dried Fruits and Vegetables, arose out of little more than an attempt to find healthy snacks...

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US drought means Egypt may look elsewhere for wheat

Egypt might have to look beyond the world’s biggest wheat exporter to feed its hungry nation, after the worst drought...

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It's up to the people to fight for the environment, say local experts

As the world gathered to discuss climate change and sustainable development at the UN Rio+20 conference last week, environment specialists...

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Desalinated water could help quench a thirsty Egypt

Desalinated water could offer Egypt a secure source of potable water, as concerns over future access to water increase, experts...

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Saving energy could beat the 'heat island' effect in big cities, experts say

As Cairo braces for yet another hot, sweaty summer, experts say our efforts to stay cool are actually making the...

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With dwindling resources, experts say Egypt must look beyond the Nile

As Nile resources dwindle and Egypt’s population rises, groundwater could form an important part of a strategy to cope with...

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Solar energy debate pits environmentalists against themselves

Solar energy advocates have found a surprising critic in environmentalists, who say that assessments must be made to protect desert...

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For desert farmers, innovation is key

As traditional agricultural lands dwindle, experts look to make desert farming more sustainable. Government projects to reclaim Egypt's desert lands...

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Sinai bridge project puts Red Sea ecosystem at risk, say experts

The proposed causeway linking Saudi Arabia to Egypt could seriously damage the Red Sea’s marine life and disrupt communities in...

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