Articles (Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs))

Green Chemistry
(Chemistry: Our Life, Our Future)

Chemistry helps scientists discover alternatives to substances harmful to the environment and health; thus, “green chemistry” has been developed.

Working with Nature
(Environment and Us)

We all have different jobs that impact our societies differently, bur have you ever thought what it would be like if you have a job that mainly aims at protecting and conserving nature?


Green Homes
(Science at Home)

Usually we think of a traditional-looking house or building, made of concrete and bricks, but has it always been that way?

Fungi Furniture
(Science at Home)

Would you imagine sitting on a chair made of fungi? Or dining on a table made of fungi?


The Powers of the Elements: Earth and Fire
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

The powers of the four elements of nature neither pollute nor damage our environment; they cannot be controlled by any one nation or industry, and are readily available for free for each human being on the surface of the Earth.


The Powers of the Elements: Air and Water
(The Four Elements: The Roots of Life)

The sustainable four elements of nature provide us with a wide set of renewable energies readily available for generating electricity.


​Ecotourism
(Safe Summer)

Summer is upon us and the thought of travel will definitely cross our minds, for the unrelenting pace of our lives leaves us with a need to relax and unwind.


Before the Flood
(Earth Sciences)

Ten years after Davis Guggenheim’ documentary An Inconvenient Truth (2006), which aimed at raising awareness on climate change, National...

Wangari Maathai: The Green Belt Movement
(Women and Science)

Wangari Maathai, the Kenyan environmentalist and feminist, received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004, making her the first African woman to receive the Prize for her actions to promote sustainable development, democracy, and peace. She was the first woman in East and Central Africa to earn a doctorate degree from the University of Nairobi, where she also taught veterinary anatomy. She became the Head of the Department of Veterinary Anatomy and an Associate Professor, becoming the first woman in the region to hold such positions.


Drought Attack
(Earth Sciences)

Water, the source of life and crucial element for survival, has come under pressure in recent years. Many predict that future wars will be fought in order to gain control over water supplies. 

Defender of the Environment: Mostafa Tolba, An Egyptian Legacy
(Science of the Arabs)

A land that is blessed with relatively moderate varying landscape of sea and desert, rivers and farmlands, Egypt is blessed with a beautiful environment. However, this beauty that we are so in awe with has been greatly endangered in the past decades with the rise of industries and lack of concern for sustainability, which has negatively impacted our planet.


Good Agricultural Practices
(Food and Agriculture)

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are specific methods when applied to agriculture create food for consumers or further processing that is safe and wholesome. While there are numerous competing conceptions of what methods constitute good agricultural practices, there are several broadly accepted schemes that producers can adhere to. Several food and agricultural organizations and authorities, use good agricultural practices as a collection of principles to apply for on-farm production and post-production processes, resulting in safe and healthy food and non-food agricultural products, taking into consideration economic, social and environmental sustainability. These practices may be applied to a wide range of farming systems at different scales.

Shifting Cultivation
(Food and Agriculture)

Shifting cultivation is an agricultural system, in which plots of land are cultivated temporarily then abandoned and allowed to revert to their natural vegetation, while the cultivator moves on to another plot. The period of cultivation is usually terminated when the soil shows signs of exhaustion or, more commonly, when the field is overrun by weeds. The length of time that a field is cultivated is usually shorter than the period over which the land is allowed to regenerate by lying fallow.

Ten Reasons to Go Organic
(Food and Agriculture)

In our hurried lives nowadays, we tend to overlook one vital aspect, which is nutrition; we forget that the key to our well-being is to eat good and healthy. Generally, we should choose our foods free of pesticides and toxic chemicals, which are the main reason of many serious health problems.

Eco-Villages
(Food and Agriculture)

With the increasing evidence of human-initiated climate change, people throughout the world are coming together to try to reduce their carbon footprint. Groups are trying to move away from the dependence of fossil fuels and consumerist practices. There is a focus on producing and consuming locally, and living as sustainably as possible. Many initiatives are encouraged, such as reducing energy use, creating sustainable local businesses, localizing farming and creating environmentally minded communities known as “eco-villages”.

E-Waste
(Environment and Us)

Every year we buy a new updated electronic equipment and gadgets to support our needs and wishes. Nearly most of the discarded consumer electronics end up in landfills.


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