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Beheira resident demands action against burning of farm waste
Egypt

Beheira resident demands action against burning of farm waste

A recent decree in the governorate of Beheira banning the burning of straw and wood has met with limited success,…
‘Black cloud’ may worsen this year due to increased rice cultivation
Environment

‘Black cloud’ may worsen this year due to increased rice cultivation

The phenomenon commonly known as the "black cloud" - pollution generated from the burning of rice straw - will once…
A slow killer: The 2011 ‘car-flu’
Environment

A slow killer: The 2011 ‘car-flu’

The clock is ticking, and it’s almost time for the infamous black cloud that usually starts forming in mid-September.
Smog over Cairo: A break in the clouds?
Environment

Smog over Cairo: A break in the clouds?

The thick mantel of fog that embraced Cairo last week and plunged the city into a milky haze seems to…
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