The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry

Death of the Nile By Ayah Aman, May 23, 2019. The lifeblood of Egypt is running dry The clock strikes five on a hot and dry fall morning when 60-something Ali al-Faqi makes his way through the darkness to meet up with four other farmers at the mosque of his Nile Delta village. By the […]

A seemingly endless resource like Sand

The search for sustainable sand extraction is beginning While most of us are not aware of it, sand is – after air and water – the third most used resource on the planet. Every house, dam, road, wine glass and cell phone contains it. Even a seemingly endless resource like sand cannot keep up with […]

The Beauty Behind Energy-Efficient Buildings

Sustainable Architecture: The Beauty Behind Energy-Efficient Buildings November 10th, 2018 by The Beam  As we enter a more environmentally-conscious age, we are inevitably building more ecologically responsible and sustainable cities. Creating buildings with the lowest possible energy consumption and carbon emission production, while still being aesthetically pleasing, is a challenge bringing together great minds to […]

The dam that threatens a country’s water supply

Ethiopia is building Africa’s largest dam — the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. In Egypt, it is perceived as not only the dam that threatens a country’s water supply but also and at least makes it difficult for it to justify its dominance over its waters. This essay by Sarah Lazarus, CNN dated October 21, 2018, […]

Impact of Social Media on Traditional Tribal Justice

Facebook and feuds – the impact of social media on traditional tribal justice in Jordan Geoffrey Hughes, University of Exeter There is a saying among Jordan’s Bedouin tribesmen that “prison is loss”. Victims of violence in rural Jordan have told me that they do not want the perpetrator to face prison – but rather the […]

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch

Egypt is building a new capital city from scratch – here’s how to avoid inequality and segregation Nuno Pinto, University of Manchester and Aya Badawy, University of Manchester Egypt is the latest country to build a new capital city from scratch, with ambitions to move parliament away from Cairo as early as summer 2019. With […]

Sahara Green again, thanks to deployments of all Renewables

 Alona Armstrong, of Lancaster University, answered her own question below with the prospect of a Sahara Green again, thanks to deployments of all Renewables hardwares  . Massive solar and wind farms could bring vegetation back to the Sahara   Picture of Juanjo Tugores / shutterstock Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important […]