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Sisi urges integrating efforts to improve environmental system with state’s general strategy

Thu, 21 Jan 2021 - 08:55 GMT

This comes especially concerning expanding the use of clean energy from natural gas and proceeding with the system of dealing with solid waste, especially construction waste

Use of plastic bags to be limited in upscale district Zamalek: Min.

Wed, 05 Feb 2020 - 08:37 GMT

Egypt’s central Zamalek district will be the first district in Cairo to adopt an initiative to limit the use of the single-use plastic bags, the environment minister said, in an effort to support international efforts to avoid the harm of plastic to the e

Air pollution cuts lead quickly to large health benefits

Fri, 20 Dec 2019 - 11:50 GMT

The savings came from reduced premature deaths, including 200,000 fewer heart attacks per year, and 66,000 fewer hospital admissions for respiratory disease per year.

Nitric acid unit closed after 55 students, 11 teachers choke

Tue, 26 Nov 2019 - 12:24 GMT

The oxygen percentage at the unit decreased on Monday morning, and the wind carried the acid particles towards the inhabited city of Aswan, causing cases of choking among the civilians.

Environment Ministry holds conference on end of air pollution waves Monday

Sun, 24 Nov 2019 - 12:52 GMT

The Ministry of Environment will convene on Monday a conference on the occasion of the end of air pollution waves for 2019 or the so-called "black clouds".

EgyptAir calls on all airlines to reduce scale of carbon emissions

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 - 05:05 GMT

The meeting urged all aviation companies to consider the ICAO global system on compensation for the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) as the only market-based international aviation mechanism.

Mystery of peculiar worms on Dekhela beach resolved

Sat, 24 Aug 2019 - 10:32 GMT

The ad-hoc committee formed to examine the reasons behind the recent emergence of peculiar worms on Al Dekhela beach in Alexandria submitted its report.

Gov’t seeks solutions to pollutants in Lake Qauroun

Fri, 23 Aug 2019 - 02:30 GMT

A large-scale monitoring for the industrial facilities that discharged wastes into the lake will be taken, the Environmental Minister said.

State to save $2.2 B if passenger vehicles run on natural gas: Cabinet

Thu, 22 Aug 2019 - 01:13 GMT

Saad said that there are 240,000 vehicles - buses, minibuses and microbuses that use diesel fuel.

CAPMAS: Egypt's population reaches 99 million

Sun, 21 Jul 2019 - 01:11 GMT

The Central Agency for Public Mobilization and Statistics's population clock showed Egypt's population reaching 99 million on Sunday.

Pollution endangers natural fisheries, raises prices

Tue, 16 Jul 2019 - 07:50 GMT

The natural fisheries in Egypt include “the Nile River, the canals, the banks and the lakes.”

Going Green

Sat, 13 Jul 2019 - 04:51 GMT

Why green business is more important than ever.

Toxic smog shrouds Indian capital as pollution soars, govt measures fail

Mon, 07 Jan 2019 - 09:46 GMT

Residents of the Indian capital of New Delhi woke on Thursday to a thick, grey smog, as pollution surged to "severe" and "emergency" levels

Black clouds: 2018 sees progress in waste-management

Sun, 30 Dec 2018 - 09:43 GMT

The recurring phenomenon of “Black Clouds” has always been a headache for the government, which has been fighting for years the practice of burning agricultural leftovers.

India's capital chokes as pollution levels hit the worst this year

Mon, 24 Dec 2018 - 09:57 GMT

Pollution levels in New Delhi have hit their worst this year in the past two days.

CO2 emissions up 2.7%, world 'off course' to curb warming: study

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 - 12:30 GMT

Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 percent in 2018, scientists said Wednesday.

France orders tobacco industry: stub out cigarette butt pollution

Thu, 14 Jun 2018 - 02:31 GMT

France will force tobacco companies to help end the scourge of cigarette butts that litter streets and contaminate water.

Egypt allows imports of used electric cars

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 - 11:20 GMT

Trade Minister Tarek Kabil issued a decision that allows the imports of used electric cars, on condition that they are no more than three years old.

Humanity imperiled by abuse of life-giving Nature: reports

Sat, 24 Mar 2018 - 05:50 GMT

Human activity has driven animals and plants into decline in every region of the world, putting our own well-being at risk by over-harvesting and polluting.

Humanity imperiled by abuse of life-giving Nature: reports

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - 05:53 GMT

Human activity has driven animals and plants into decline in every region of the world, putting our own well-being at risk by over-harvesting and polluting.

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