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Reminder from Egypt: The age of oil isn't going awayWashington Post | 07 Feb 2011
The Age of Oil continues; we need to deal with it. The upheaval in Egypt reminds us of lessons that, despite decades of warnings, Americans have consistently sidestepped: The United States and the rest of the world will depend on oil for the indefinite future; global oil markets remain hostage to political crises that cannot be predicted or controlled; and we have not taken the prudent steps that would reduce - though not eliminate - our vulnerability to catastrophic oil interruptions.
Arab world among most vulnerable to climate changeReuters | 14 Nov 2010
Dust storms scour Iraq. Freak floods wreak havoc in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Rising sea levels erode Egypt's coast. Hotter, drier weather worsens water scarcity in the Middle East, already the world's most water-short region.
Sea level rise threatens Alexandria, Nile DeltaReuters | 14 Nov 2010
ALEXANDRIA - Twenty years ago, Taher Ibrahim raced his friends across Alexandria's beaches, now rising seas have swept over his favorite childhood playground. Alexandria, with 4 million people, is Egypt's second-largest city, an industrial center and a port that handles four-fifths of national trade. It is also one of the Middle East's cities most at risk from rising sea levels due to global warming.
Egypt gets $270 mln from World Bank for solar plantReuters | 05 Oct 2010
Egypt has secured $270 million from the World Bank to fund a solar power plant, the state news agency MENA said on Tuesday. Egypt, which has about 25,000 megawatts of power capacity, has suffered repeated outages this year and plans to spend $100-120 billion to triple capacity by 2027.
Climate change to hurt Egypt farming, tourismReuters | 01 Jun 2010
CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's farming and tourism sectors could be hurt as climate change takes its toll on the country, fuelling food security concerns in what is already the world's largest wheat importer, an environment official said.A rare study released this week detailed the country's...
Economic slump may limit moves on clean energyInternational Herald Tribune | 25 Nov 2008
From Italy to China, a poor global economy and plunging prices of coal and oil are upending plans to wean businesses and consumers from fossil fuel.
Africa: Developing Nations Embrace Renewable EnergyAllAfrica.com | 22 Jun 2007
Developing countries have increased investment in renewable energy, accounting for one-fifth of the world's total last year, according to a report by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) released today (21 June).
Africa: UN Wins Pledges to Plant Billion TreesAllAfrica.com | 25 May 2007
The United Nations has received pledges to plant over a billion trees in a drive to help fight climate change and poverty, Reuters reported from Nairobi quoting the UN as having said Tuesday.
Africa: UN Refugee Agency Backs 'Green' PlanAllAfrica.com | 23 May 2007
Backing a major "green" initiative, the United Nations refugee agency has pledged to plant more than 9 million trees this year in areas of human displacement.
Africa: City Leaders Ring Climate Change AlarmAllAfrica.com | 22 May 2007
JOHANNESBURG mayor Amos Masondo and 30 mayors of the world's biggest cities have called on Group of Eight (G-8) leaders meeting in Germany to encourage national governments to support city leaders in combating climate change.
Africa: Worldwide Impact From Climate Change PredictedAllAfrica.com | 11 Apr 2007
A grim picture of the impact of environmental changes ahead - especially for the world's poor -- is drawn by the latest installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report.
Africa: Renewable Sources the Key to Energy Crisis?AllAfrica.com | 25 Mar 2007
Biofuel and other renewable energy sources may hold the key to Africa's energy crisis. Without intervention, this crisis is set to grow. Southern African cities such as Lusaka in Zambia, Harare in Zimbabwe, Gaborone in Botswana and Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania will be affected.
Africa: Carbon Dioxide 'Released, Not Stored' By SoilAllAfrica.com | 16 Mar 2007
Increasing levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere may turn soil from a potential carbon sink into a carbon source by stimulating microbial communities to release, not store, carbon dioxide, according to a study.