Tag: freshwater

    Carbon colonies & a Green New Deal
    15 Sep 2021

    Can the climate emergency show us how to see through the political stasis of MENA current regimes? Let’s check out the controversial pre-pandemic article written by Omar Robert Hamilton for Madamasr. The author is a filmmaker and writer. He co-founded the Palestine Festival of Literature and the Mosireen media collective in Cairo. His debut novel, […]

    Why do the 11 countries that rely on the Nile need to reach a river deal soon

    More than 300 million people rely on the waters of the River Nile. The Nile river basin contains over 10% of Africa’s landmass in 11 countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Egypt, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, and Kenya. Many of these countries rely almost exclusively on the Nile as their […]

    Ecosystem services: in what way parks and forests save your money

    Ecosystem services are the many and varied benefits to humans provided by the natural environment and from healthy ecosystems. Such ecosystems include, for example, agroecosystems, forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems and aquatic ecosystems. These ecosystems, functioning in healthy relationships, offer such things like natural pollination of crops, clean air, extreme weather mitigation, and human mental and […]