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A documentary about Egypt’s ‘garbage people’; a lesson in recycling

March 8th, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Garbage Dreams is the paradoxical title of an upcoming PBS documentary on Egypt’s Zaballeen, or in English, ‘garbage people’. The Zaballeen collect the trash in Cairo. They are born into the job and live on the city’s outskirts, within the large garbage village composed of Cairo’s waste.


Egypt's Zaballeen are born into the garbage business

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Rising seas threaten fertile Nile Delta

February 1st, 2010

From Green Right Now Reports

Half a million inhabitants displaced. About 70,000 jobs lost. A major source of both food and revenue virtually wiped out.

That’s the grim forecast for Egypt’s Nile Delta, as rising seawaters threaten the nation’s most fertile food-producing region.

Over the last century, the Mediterranean Sea has risen about six inches, according to a recent government study. The introduction of so much salt water already has forced some farmers off their land, while others struggle to find ways to protect their homes and livelihoods.

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Earth Hour 2009 coverage: darkness for enlightenment

March 29th, 2009


Photo: AP | Via WABC-TV
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