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Nile

  • Egypt’s Nile River Delta is sinking into the sea

    December 08, 2015

    It’s not bad luck hurting Egypt’s farmers—it’s the sea. It’s warming, rising and expanding onto the low-lying, delta lands and seeping into the water that feeds them. By the end of the century, 60 percent of the delta region will be so saturated with salt as to be barely farmable.

  • Rising temperatures scorch Egypt’s rural poor

    December 02, 2015

    Ahmed Rizq watched the mercury on his thermometer rise: 48, 53…55 degrees Celsius. It rose higher than he had ever seen it rise before. And then it stayed there—for over three weeks. Rizq had lived in Aswan in the very south of Egypt his whole life; he could take a little heat. But August 2015 […]