A breath of fresh air

For almost two weeks now Egypt has been gripped by a rapidly changing political landscape, triggered by protesters taking to the streets on January 25 in what has been dubbed a youth-led revolution. The streets of Cairo, and other major cities throughout the country, have been overwhelmed by an unprecedented number of citizens taking to…

Cairo’s black cloud season underway

According to the Air Pollution Early Warning System Unit of the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency (EEAA), the “black cloud” season is underway. Yesterday’s EEAA daily pollution forecast report revealed indications of the start of the season. The “black cloud” first appeared in the autumn of 1999 and has been an annual phenomenon ever since. It…

Egypt’s permanent Black Cloud

CAIRO: It seems that the Black Cloud phenomenon has become, not only part of our yearly rituals, but of our daily lives.┬áThe first time the Black Cloud appeared was in the autumn of 1999 and it’s been a recurrent phenomenon ever since. Breaking down the scientific factors causing it would be the first steps towards…