A holiday in Egypt

10,000 Birds

From my poolside viewpoint I can encompass four countries: Egypt where I am and, over the sea, Israel to the far left (there’s a birding mecca of Eilat), Jordan in the middle and finally the endless deserts of Saudi Arabia to the right. Trips Africa Egypt Hoopoe

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Locusts Threaten to Overtake Egypt

Green Prophet

Scattered pockets of locusts in southern Egypt and northern Sudan are a threat to agricultural land, warns the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). ” Egypt is Africa’s biggest wheat grower , with expected output of 8.5 Food & Health Egypt farming Red Sea

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Egypt’s environmental suicide by coal

Green Prophet

Egypt’s ongoing energy issues, compounded by its current political and economic problems, appear to be going from bad to worse. Egypt once held great promise as becoming a leader in solar energy production (see photo) in the in the Middle East and North Africa MENA region.

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Take A Seat Egypt

Wend Magazine

Take A Seat Egypt pedals across the North African Sarah Desert to bring the story of this most ancient civilization as it makes the transition to democracy through non-violent revolution. Heading out directly from Tahrir Square with the help of a few passionate riding companions Take A Seat Egypt illustrates the lives of those directly engaged in transforming their nation. ” Soon to be distributed in North America Take A Seat Egypt will likely make the U.S.

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Egypt’s Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction

Green Prophet

The current unrest in Egypt threatens the safety of humans …and of sharks. If you’re planning to travel to Egypt these days, you’ll need to read our 5 tips for traveling safely in post-revolution Egypt. ). Red Sea Is Getting Hotter Faster. :: Egypt Independent.

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Egypt’s Inspiring Environmental Push

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Architecture & Urban activism Cairo Egypt environmentalism pollution urban planning Waste ManagementSolar panels at the pyramids.

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El Gouna: Egypt builds MENA’s first carbon-neutral city

Green Prophet

El Gouna , a resort city on Egypt’s Red Sea Riviera, is set to become the first carbon-neutral city in that nation, in Africa, and likely the entire Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Cities carbon neutral city diving Egypt El Gouna Sinai

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Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt

Green Prophet

Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors. Egypt is hoping that sustainable farmers will apply. . Egypt’s agricultural land base measures around 8.4 Now Egypt is jumping aboard, according to Mada Masr news , leasing land in nearby Sudan.

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Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm

Green Prophet

As part of its target of going from its current 550MW of wind to a staggering 2,690MW by 2016 to reach 7,200MW by 2020, Egypt is putting bids out for yet more wind power. Related: Egypt Requests Bids to Get 2.7 The World Bank Loans Egypt 1.2

Sun, sea and…solar power for Egypt’s Sharm el-Sheikh

Green Prophet

Egypt’s tourist hotspot of Sharm el-Sheikh has plenty of sun, sea and sand. Last week Egypt launched a new power plant generated by solar energy in Siwa in the west of the country. Egypt has been facing an energy crisis for years.

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Mummy limbs smugglers hide “loot” in speakers, foiled in Egypt

Green Prophet

Egypt alone has lost what it estimates to be $3 billion worth of illegal artifacts since the revolution time in 2011. What would Tutankhamun say? Remember when mummies starting floating up in sewage ? This story is even better.

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Egypt Flushes Out Gaza Tunnel Diggers With Sewage!

Green Prophet

Leaders in Gaza are trying to figure out how this tactic bodes for future relations with the Islamic leaders in Egypt. But to make peace accords stick between Israel and Egypt, Egypt’s new government has no choice but to enforce the borders between Gaza and Egypt-controlled Sinai.

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Egypt to begin building nuclear reactor in 2020

Green Prophet

Construction of Egypt’s first nuclear power plant will begin in the next two to two-and-a-half years. Moscow and Cairo signed an agreement in 2015 that allowed Russia to build a nuclear power plant in Dabaa along the northwestern coast of Egypt.

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Arab world’s “Banksy” murals 50 buildings in Egypt slum

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Cities egypt tourism graffiti public art recyclingGreen Prophet loves eL Seed, the French-Tunisian artist is the Arab world’s Banksy.

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The Dam that May Damn Egypt’s Future

Green Prophet

In a strange and surprising twist, Egypt says it will consider participating with its neighbour Ethiopia in the construction of the Renaissance Dam , a project which it had staunchly opposed (and even suggested sabotaging). Energy Egypt Ethiopia Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam Sudan the Nile

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Egypt: 5 great green to do’s

Green Traveler Guides

Millions of tourists flock to Egypt every year to experience the many ancient and natural wonders that the country has toward offer; but without a responsible attitude toward tourism, the influx of visitors may have a lasting damaging impact on the natural environment. Egypt: 5 great green to do’s is a post from: Green Traveler Guides.

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Fungi Could Clean Pollution, Give Fuel and Food: Egypt Research

Green Prophet

In the last couple of years mycology research in Egypt has been flourishing as new research studies and projects are beginning to look at ways in which fungi could help overcome many of the economic and social problems in the Middle East North Africa region.

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The Grand Green Mufti of Egypt

Green Prophet

Sheikh Ali Gomaa is the Grand Mufti of Egypt issuing environmental fatwas. Sheikh Ali Gomaa is the Grand Mufti of Egypt since September 2003 and one of the highest ranking and respected religious authorities throughout the Sunni world.

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Egypt’s ghostly abandoned theater – litter writ large

Green Prophet

According to the photographer, the Frenchman’s flaw was in forgetting, “that this nice desert happens to be in Egypt. Design cradle-to-grave Egypt recycling Sinai

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Egypt Is MENA’s Cleanest and Most Environmental Country

Green Prophet

Egypt topped the world Environmental Performance Index for the Middle East and North Africa region, followed closely by Israel. This year , Egypt topped the list for the MENA region , followed closely by Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Egypt [EPI score 55.18].

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Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change

Green Prophet

For generations she had always appeared as a sign that the Nile would soon flood, bringing water, fertile sediment and life to the people of Egypt. Egypt’s pyramid-building Old Kingdom met its demise.

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Internationally Funded $1 Billion Solar Plant Planned for Upper Egypt

Green Prophet

Upper Egypt , which actually lies in the southern half of the country below the Nile Delta, is preparing to build a $1 billion solar power plant with help from a suite of international donors.

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“Spy” Stork Arrested Then Released and Eaten in Egypt

Green Prophet

A White Stork was arrested in Egypt recently after a fisherman in Qena captured it – believing it to be a spy – and marched it down to local police. The stork, named Menes, was subsequently released into a protected conservation area in southern Egypt, according to The Guardian.

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Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop

Green Prophet

What does this mean for Egypt? Egypt has a population of about 85 million, and receives an annual Nile water share of 55.5 A 1959 water-sharing agreement between Egypt and Sudan gives Egypt 55.5 Business & Politics Water Egypt Ethiopia Nile water

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Egypt Now Contracting a Whopping 1,000 MW Wind Farm!

Green Prophet

Egypt is now close to awarding a contract to build a 1,000 megawatt wind farm, to be up and running in 2016, that it first announced last year. Related: Egypt Requests Bids to Get 2.7 Related: World Bank Grants Egypt 1.2 Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm.

Environmentalists Mourn the Passing of Egypt’s Patriarch of Environment

Green Prophet

Mohamed Kassas was a leading pioneer of Egypt’s environmental movement and a beloved mentor. . Dr. Mohamed Kassas was active until the end, says Mindy Baha El Din, Manager of Nature Conservation Egypt. Egypt’s Role Model.

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New Oil Slick in Egypt Threatens Red Sea Coral Reef

Green Prophet

This coral reef in Egypt is threatened by a new oil slick, according to local reports. Travel & Nature coral reef Egypt Marine Reserve oil slick oil spill Ras Mohammad National Park Red Sea Sinai

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Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms

Green Prophet

Egypt wants to talk to you about its electricity needs. Post-Revolution Egypt Restarts Planned Peak Load Swap With Saudis). Egyptian Energy Crisis Sends Protesters into the Streets ) If successful, Egypt will get 12% of its energy from wind power. Make wind power?

High-Level Renewable Energy Conference to Advance Low-Carbon Development in Egypt

Green Prophet

Egypt’s Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy and the New and Renewable Energy Authority (NREA) together with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) will co-organise the country’s first high-level renewable energy conference in the Egyptian capital, Cairo next week.

Artistry Egypt Trains Women to Rise Above Post Revolution Madness

Green Prophet

Artistry Egypt, which is run by the development NGO Ganat El-Kholod, trains unskilled women to learn how to make eco-friendly artisanal textile crafts. Artistry Egypt will also round out their social entrepreneurship program with other development and capacity building projects.

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Cintec Restores Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid with Water-Filled Bags

Green Prophet

A hero of history, the project also offers a reminder of Egypt’s extraordinary past and some small hope for a better future. :: WAN. Design ancient egypt Cintec egyptology Pyramid Djoser Pyramid Restoration Project Step Pyramid

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Loans for rooftop solar are heating up in Egypt

Green Prophet

National Bank of Egypt and Banque Misr are offering loans within specific areas of Cairo, with plans to expand into Egypt’s other governorates. The program emerged in part due to an EBA study assessing the feasibility of rooftop solar energy generation in Egypt.

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Egypt’s Power Cuts for Blackouts Into Green Business

Green Prophet

Meet Egypt’s new Solar Energy Association hoping to turn a country’s power crisis into eco-innovation. While it only lasted around 15 minutes, it was one of thousands of power cuts this past summer in Egypt as overuse left many without power for large portions of the day.

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Remembering Hassan Fathy – Egypt’s Green Architect Of the People

Green Prophet

Exactly forty years ago, Hassan Fathy published his groundbreaking book on community-inspired mud architecture in Egypt. He wanted to preserve Egypt’s architectural heritage and save it from concrete.

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Egypt Launches Anti-Bird Flu Campaign

Green Prophet

H5N1 has infected 159 and killed 55 people in Egypt since 2006. A nationwide campaign to stop the spread of H5N1 avian influenza in Egypt is to be launched by the government in a few weeks, say officials, but details are still sketchy.

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Egypt Resists Monsanto’s Genetically-Modified Maize

Green Prophet

Citing risks to biodiversity and super-bugs that require even more pesticide to control, some governments are resisting GM crops – including Egypt. Monsanto in Egypt. We hope that Egypt will soon follow suit. :: Egypt Independent.

Egypt To Build 1000 MW Wind Power Plant

Wind Power Ninja

Egypt plans to invite bids for the construction of a 1,000-megawatt wind energy plant in the Gulf of Suez at an international tender in September, according to Aktham Abou El- Ella, a spokesman for the Electricity Ministry of Egypt. Ninety percent of the land in Egypt is empty and is suitable for setting up wind turbines,” Abou El-Ella said. Government / Industry egypt wind power

Post Mubarak Egypt Struggles to Supply Wheat to Hungry Country

Green Prophet

Taking irrigated water from the Nile, the Toshka pumping station in upper Egypt was supposed to help combat encroaching desert. In 2012, Egypt was the world’s largest wheat importer ( read this story on how wheat connects the planet ), shipping in 11.5

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Climbing God’s Mountain for EcoTourism in Egypt

Green Prophet

Following Egypt’s recent revolution resulting in the Mubarek family being ousted from power , the country’s lucrative tourism industry has been struggling to find ways to entice foreign tourists to return. Read more on Egypt and the Sinai: Climbing God’s Mountain in Sinai.

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Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of Egypt’s pyramids!

Green Prophet

Some of the mysteries surrounding Egypt’s great pyramids will be explored using space-age technolog y according to a statement released by the country’s Minister of Antiquities.

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The Arab Spring Was Hibernating in Egypt’s Green Party

Green Prophet

Egypt’s green environmental party was founded 25 years ago for green and social change – long before the Arab Spring. That’s why we met with the new president of the oldest Green party in the region, Mr. Hisham Zayed from Egypt.

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Egypt Stops Japan Imports Over Radiation Fears

Green Prophet

Now Egypt has declared that it will halt all import of goods from Japan to avoid any unwanted radioactivity. Youssef Mamdouh Chalaby is an official who oversees animal products imports in Egypt. Business & Politics Egypt Japan nuclear

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Molasses: Egypt’s Favorite Sugary Treat

Green Prophet

It is hard to find a house anywhere in the world that doesn’t have sugar in the pantry , but in Egypt, molasses is the number one sweet treat. This is particularly true of Upper Egypt (the southern half of the country), the site of many sugar cane plantations.

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