A Pakistani student-led initiative have started organising community clean ups of Karachi's beaches with the aim to increase awareness about Pakistan's climate crisis, and urge the government to act more decisively.
Vulnerable demographics will be the first to experience the knock-on effects of the climate crisis, none more so than children. With environmental factors responsible for the deaths of 1.7 million children under 5, the need to act now is paramount.
Amid further societal capitulation, Lebanon now faces the resurfacing of a water crisis that has placed families under renewed stress. The New Arab speaks with activists about their attempts to shed light on the issue.
One of Iraq's most enchanting ecological treasures, the Mesopotamian Marshes, is under severe threat from increased environmental degradation, having endured the wrath of Saddam and now the consequences of climate change.
A relative lull in the Libyan conflict has meant aquaculture prospectors have travelled to the remote Farwa Island in search of economic opportunity, causing ecological damage and degradation to the once unspoilt area.
In the midst of a national catastrophe, one NGO in Lebanon has provided a route out from abjection for Lebanese citizens, by promoting a community-wide programme that offers aid in exchange for recyclable materials.
Several Arab countries in the Persian Gulf are pouring money into a new technology straight from science fiction: cloud seeding. This approach to weather modification aims to increase precipitation, a game-changer for one of the most parched regions.
Serious risks to public health and the environment are being posed by gold mining in Sudan. The government is failing to provide regulatory safeguards to curb the devastating and polluting impact of the lucrative industry.
The Taliban's ascent has significant implications for environmental protection in Afghanistan. The militants cannot afford to ignore the consequences of climate change and need to confront the same cascade of issues that plagued their predecessors.