Egypt to shine with a new $3.5 BIL solar plant!
APRIL 25, 2016
A global consortium of engineering and renewables industry giants kicked off a project to build a suite of solar power generating plants in Egypt to produce 2 gigawatts (GW) of electricity and valued at USD $3.5
Egypt’s Red Sea Sharks Face Extinction
JANUARY 1, 2012
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.
Loans for rooftop solar are heating up in Egypt
FEBRUARY 7, 2015
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.
El Gouna: Egypt builds MENA’s first carbon-neutral city
FEBRUARY 15, 2014
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
Egypt and MENA Set to Exploit Solar Power?
NOVEMBER 14, 2012
Egypt and sunshine. Even in December, Egypt enjoys an average 6.4 Business & Politics Egypt Solar EnergyThe two go hand in hand. Ask any tourist, or come to that, any solar panel maker pulling in the profits. Both are grateful for the sunshine.
Post-Revolution Egypt Wants New Wind Farms
MAY 7, 2011
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?
Cintec Restores Egypt’s Oldest Pyramid with Water-Filled Bags
JULY 29, 2013
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
Hilton Hotels to Share Food Waste in Hungry Egypt
NOVEMBER 9, 2012
Hilton Worldwide has launched a pilot program to distribute surplus food to community organizations that feed the poor in Egypt. Egypt is the only international beneficiary of this experimental project to reduce food waste , which will also be conducted in New York City, Washington, D.C.,
eZra3 Remote Farming in Egypt is Like FarmVille but Real
JANUARY 24, 2012
A brilliant new online farming system in Egypt allows city dwellers to become reacquainted with their agrarian roots without leaving their urban comfort zone. . It has been exactly one year since Egypt ousted Hosni Mubarak. Egypt’s Urban Agriculture Movement is Growing.
Internationally Funded $1 Billion Solar Plant Planned for Upper Egypt
MARCH 26, 2013
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.
Egypt’s Battle With GM Crops (and Food Poverty)
MARCH 7, 2013
Greenpeace raises the alarm about the presence of GM crops in Egypt despite an announcement by the Egyptian government that GM seeds had been discarded. According to Greenpeace a new report has found that Egypt is actually Africa’s third largest country to commercialise a GM crop.
Superpower “Laxative Nut” Tree Could Solve Egypt’s Fuel Crisis
MAY 3, 2013
In Egypt, people often have to line up for hours to fill their cars and trucks with diesel fuel – particularly during summer months when it comes at a premium.
Exclusive Pics: Kuraymat – Egypt’s First Solar-Thermal Plant
NOVEMBER 7, 2011
Renewable Energy professionals from Europe and Egypt (and Green Prophet!) took a field trip to Egypt’s first solar-thermal plant 90km south of Cairo! However, 100% of the steel used was provided by Egypt’s own National Steel Fabrication Company.
Cosmic rays reveal the secrets of Egypt’s pyramids!
OCTOBER 20, 2015
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.
AIDS cured with Egypt’s magical “kebab” machine, army claims [video]
FEBRUARY 28, 2014
Some 8 million people in Egypt are living with Hepatitis C. Meanwhile the science community in the rest of the world haven’t been impressed by Egypt’s bold medical claims. Health AIDS Egypt
Egypt Recycling Gets $340,000 Boost from Tetra Pak
NOVEMBER 28, 2013
Tetra Pak sold roughly 1.625 billion packages in Egypt in 2011, of which only 20 percent were recycled. Whereas many westerners can drop their pile of recyclables in a blue bin on the street or at a recycling center, such facilities have yet to be developed in Egypt.
Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt
APRIL 24, 2014
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.
Desperate for Energy, Egypt to Reward Hotels that Go Green
JUNE 5, 2013
The National Bank of Egypt has announced that it will give low interest loans to hotels throughout southern Sinai and Red Sea provinces that are commited to switching to renewable energy , according to local press.
Artistry Egypt Trains Women to Rise Above Post Revolution Madness
JUNE 4, 2013
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.
Land and Sea Bridge To Connect Saudi Arabia and Egypt
MARCH 1, 2012
Plans to build a Red Sea bridge connecting Saudi Arabia and Egypt have been revived but there are some serious environmental concerns. More than two decades after it was first planned, Egypt and Saudi Arabia may be about to start work on a land and sea bridge connecting the two countries.
What Camels and Scorpions Teach “Dayma” Tourists in Egypt
FEBRUARY 24, 2012
A host of eco-tourism initiatives in Egypt are moving away from the packaged tour to nature-based experiences. billion years, so two women in Egypt have set up an eco-tourism venture that tunes into that infinite wisdom. New El Mandara Eco-Haven Pops up in Fayoum, Egypt.
Iberdrola Fires Up ISCC in Egypt, at Last
JULY 11, 2011
Politics has long slowed the adoption of more solar in Egypt. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Egypt Solar EnergyThis week, a milestone.
Lion Cub Shot Dead In Egypt
MAY 26, 2011
A lion cub belonging to a suspected criminal was shot dead during a police raid in Egypt. Whilst this story is certainly bizarre, it does illustrate the scale of the illegal trade in wildlife in Egypt as well as animals rights abuses. Horses: The Silent Victims of Egypt’s Revolution.
Egypt Flushes Out Gaza Tunnel Diggers With Sewage!
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
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.
Climbing God’s Mountain for EcoTourism in Egypt
MAY 7, 2011
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.
Fungi Could Clean Pollution, Give Fuel and Food: Egypt Research
MARCH 18, 2013
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.
The Grand Green Mufti of Egypt
NOVEMBER 4, 2011
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.
Egypt Stops Japan Imports Over Radiation Fears
APRIL 14, 2011
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
“Spy” Stork Arrested Then Released and Eaten in Egypt
SEPTEMBER 11, 2013
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.
Egypt’s ghostly abandoned theater – litter writ large
MARCH 11, 2014
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
Egypt Losing its Mighty Nile Drop by Drop
OCTOBER 25, 2011
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
Scientists team up to stop Egypt military from expanding the Suez Canal
OCTOBER 6, 2014
While one company Cine’al thinks it can cull all the over-jellied seas into a new kind of disposable diaper , fears are getting super serious now that Egypt is talking about expanding the Suez Canal once again in an $8 billion project.
Rooftop Hydroponic Farms in Egypt Scrub the Air and Uplift Urban Poor
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
Urban farming in Egypt has soared. He told Egypt Independent that he became taken with farming and decided to return to his home country with his new-found learning. More on urban farming solutions in Egypt: Egyptian Organic Farm Declared Sustainability World Leader.
Saving 3,000 year-old dates from Siwa Oasis in Egypt
JULY 8, 2014
The people of Siwa Oasis have been growing dates for 3,000 years. And while they cultivate many varieties, three that are native to the desert community are close to extinction.
Remembering Hassan Fathy – Egypt’s Green Architect Of the People
JUNE 11, 2012
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.
Egypt’s Next Huge Wind Farm
DECEMBER 5, 2011
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
Egypt’s Natural Gas Push Does Little to Curtail Murderous Air Pollution
JANUARY 2, 2013
Today, they are returning again to the streets as regulators are non-existent as Egypt moves forward in the post-revolution atmosphere, with politics trumping environmental concerns. Cars & Transportation air pollution Cairo Egypt natural gas
Egypt Launches Anti-Bird Flu Campaign
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
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.
Egypt Has Highest Rates of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer – Internet Fast-food, Pesticides?
JUNE 1, 2013
A new study adds to a small body of research, through which a picture is emerging: colorectal cancer, commonly known as colon cancer, strikes younger people in Egypt far more frequently than it does in Europe or the US, making it much more lethal and socially destructive.
Egypt’s Pyramid Builders Succumbed to Climate Change
NOVEMBER 4, 2012
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.