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Egypt: Fishing in the SewerAllAfrica.com | 31 Dec 2009
After four hours on the Nile in a rowboat with his two sons, fisher Hussein Abdel Malek tallies the morning catch: a plastic water bottle, an empty juice box, a half dozen plastic bags and two small tilapia.
Desert Winds Stir New HopeInter Press Service | 10 Sep 2009
With oil and gas reserves running dry, the most populous country in the Arab world is eyeing wind power as a solution to its looming energy crunch.
Polluters See Green in Carbon MarketInter Press Service | 07 Aug 2009
Egypt's pollution problem is a potential goldmine of foreign revenue - if the country can tap into the lucrative international carbon trading market.
Historic lake landscape found in Egyptian desertafrol News | 26 May 2009
Researchers have mapped the ice age landscape of Egypt's extremely dry Western Desert and found proof that it was covered with lakes and lush vegetation. This landscape may have provided early man a route of passage out of Africa into the Mediterranean.
Waterbird Conservation in North Africa Gets a BoostUNEP | 23 Mar 2009
A new 3-year project on "Strengthening waterbird and wetland conservation capacities in North Africa (WetCap)" is embarking on its first year of implementation as of this month. Within the framework of this project capacity building activities will take place in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt and Mauritania.
Football against hunger weekend 20–22 March 2009The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations | 11 Mar 2009
Over 200 professional football clubs, 100 stadiums and millions of football fans will be involved in the first ever Europe-wide football weekend against hunger being held from 20 to 22 March.
Politicians Blamed for Stalled New Nile PactInter Press Service | 14 Jan 2009
Ten years of negotiations over a new protocol governing shared use of the Nile River are hanging in the balance, with Egypt and Sudan refusing to give up their present power over how much water is used by countries further upstream.
Egypt heading toward natural disasterMiddle East Times | 31 Mar 2008
Egypt could be on the receiving end of a natural disaster of Biblical proportions, experts warn. Although numerous scenarios are being studied by scientists, two things appear certain in all of them: Alexandria, Egypt's second largest city on the Mediterranean Sea coast will disappear and North Africa is in for some troublesome years ahead.
EGYPT: An Environmental Make-Over for an Ancient IndustryInter Press Service | 19 Oct 2007
Air pollution is so bad in Cairo that living in the sprawling city of 18 million residents is said to be akin to smoking 20 cigarettes a day. According to the World Health Organisation, the average Cairene ingests more than 20 times the acceptable level of air pollution a day.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Publics in North and South Want ActionInter Press Service | 24 Sep 2007
Amid a series of international conferences on climate change this week, the BBC has released a 21-nation survey in which two out of three respondents said they believed "major steps starting very soon" need to be taken to combat global warming.
EGYPT: Desert Reclamation the Country's Best Hope - Or a Mirage?Inter Press Service | 30 Jul 2007
Former Egyptian President, Anwar Sadat, made a bold announcement when he was still in office that he would lead Egypt to conquer the desert. Thirty years later, Egypt is still reclaiming the desert, to provide work and living space for its expanding population. However, certain economists and environmentalists fear the country's efforts to green the desert are ill-advised.
Uganda: Namuyangu Warns on Water UseAllAfrica.com | 29 Jul 2007
UGANDA'S technical, institutional and infrastructural capacity for water management is weak and should be boosted, the State Minister for Water, Jennifer Namayangu, has noted.
Africa plots common position on climateThe New Times | 13 Jul 2007
Delegates from around 42 African countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss and harmonise the continents position on climate change.
Africa: Al Gore's Liveearth Vs AfricaAllAfrica.com | 13 Jul 2007
FEW people in Africa would get to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff last weekend - because most have neither television nor electricity.
Africa: Live Earth Vs. AfricaAllAfrica.com | 12 Jul 2007
Few people in Africa got to see Al Gore and his troupe of rock-star ecologists strutting their stuff two weekends ago, because most have neither television nor electricity. That's just as well, because they would have been aghast at Live Earth's bizarre message.