Environment and Climate

Oman
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Global warming poses critical risks to Oman, a country situated on three oceans, and in which was recorded the highest ever minimum temperature last year. Experts warn that things will only get worse if the authorities do not act now.
Meet the Gazan twins documenting Gaza's wildlife
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The Sirdah twins from Gaza are preserving and conserving Gaza's wildlife, with their efforts to photograph the flora and fauna helping to document both Gaza's beauty and as an essential resource academics and archivists alike.
Trees in Lebanon
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Lebanon’s fuel crisis threatens a wide range of nature reserves and treasured trees as people resort to chopping firewood to keep them warm. Conservationists warn that this new trend may have disastrous consequences for Lebanon's flora and fauna.
Members of International delegations pose for a group photo outside the COP22 climate conference on November 18, 2016
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Given the North African country's beauty, Morocco's commitment to a sustainable future might seem evident. Yet, up until recently it had continued to neglect waste and energy issues that threatened its long-term stability. What has caused this shift?
Euphrates river near the 1973 Tabqa Dam
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The Euphrates has seen historically low levels since the beginning of this year, culminating in a drought hitting Syria’s main agricultural region and putting more than 12 million people across Syria and Iraq at risk.
Members of the Egypt delegation accept the next COP (Conference of the Parties) for COP27 which will be held next year at Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, during the COP26 Closing Plenary Part 1 on November 11, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland [Getty Images]
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Egypt's nomination as host of COP27 has been met with bemusement from climate activists within Egypt, viewing it as another of Sisi's tactics to paint the country positively. Yet, serious climate and social challenges in Egypt remain to be answered.
A young girl walks through the Diougop relocation camp outside of Saint Louis on August 11, 2021
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Recent flooding of the Senegal river has highlighted once again the continued impact of climate change. Yet within this, women are especially susceptible of destitution, which poses troubling questions for their general survival and family planning.
A Palestinian fisherman prepares his fishnets along a beach off the Mediterranean Sea in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on September 2, 2020. (Photo by SAID KHATIB / AFP) (Photo by SAID KHATIB/AFP via Getty Images)
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In response to Gaza's environmental crisis, Palestinians have helped to mitigate its effects by setting up a number of recycling initiatives. The New Arab speaks with the proponents of the scheme and how they help foster a new culture of recycling.
A Somali woman gestures after filling water cans tied to a donkey at a traditional cistern for harvesting rainwater, called a berkad, made by the Irish charity Concern-Worldwide as the Horn of Africa faces severe drought in Carro-Yaambo, a village 20 miles west of the capital Hargeisa, Somalia [Getty Images]
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The southern and central regions of Somalia are in the grip of a severe drought. The UN has warned that 7.7 million Somalis may be at risk of starvation within a year if emergency action is not taken.
Environment and Climate
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Tunisia's waste crisis is escalating as the government fails to act. With over half the country's landfill sites having reached capacity protests are raging as the overspill of domestic and toxic waste threatens the health of communities.