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Water Scarce Egypt Building A ‘Green River” In The Desert

Via CNN, an article on how Egypt – while facing an acute water crisis – is building a ‘Green River’ in the desert: On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators call it the “Green River” and say that when […]

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Crisis On The Nile

Via The Frontier Post, an article on the challenges facing the Nile: Running from Uganda to Egypt, the Nile is essential to the survival of millions of people living in Africa. But a combination of climate change and human overuse is drying up the river, and worsening conditions for farmers who fear low harvests and […]

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‘Living On The Edge’: Middle East At Risk of Climate-Induced Food, Water Scarcity

Via Terra Daily, a report on a new Greenpeace study focused on the Middle East’s climate risks: The Middle East is at high risk of water and food scarcity as well as severe heat waves as a result of climate change, said a Greenpeace study released Wednesday. Published only days ahead of the UN climate […]

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Nile: “In Mortal Danger, From Its Source To The Sea’

Via Terra Daily, an article on the precarious state of the Nile: The pharaohs worshipped it as a god, the eternal bringer of life. But the clock is ticking on the Nile. Climate change, pollution and exploitation by man are putting existential pressure on the world’s second longest river, on which half a billion people […]

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Millions At Risk Of Climate Displacement In Middle East

Via Seed Daily, a report on how millions are at risk of climate displacement in Middle East: Little rainfall, aggressive heatwaves and worsening drought make the Middle East the most water-stressed region in the world, with climate change threatening to displace millions of people. Hussein Abu Saddam, head of the farmers’ syndicate in Egypt which […]

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COP27 Brings GERD Debate Back To The Table

Via The Reporter, an article on how COP27 – held in Egypt – will bring the GERD debate back to the forefront: An excerpt from the joint statement issued by the European Union (EU) and Egypt during their ninth Association Council meeting held in Luxembourg in June of last year reveals the EU’s position on […]

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