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Mohammed El Said

Mohammed El-Said


Mohammed El-Said is Science Editor at Daily News Egypt. His work has appeared in Science Magazine, Nature Middle East, Scientific American Arabic Edition, SciDev and other prominent regional and international media outlets.


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Climate change is worsening dust storms in the Middle East, harming health and economies, a new study finds.

06 June, 2024

Scientists have developed a method to reduce Riyadh's temperature by 4.5°C while saving 16% on cooling energy through heat migration technologies.

20 February, 2024

Civil war and displacement have magnified the mental health crisis faced by Syrian children, impacting their cognitive, psychosocial and emotional development.

23 January, 2024

Harvesting water from the air may help mitigate MENA's water stress by taking advantage of new solar-powered technology and the region's abundant sunshine.

19 December, 2023

Conflict, COVID-19, and climate change have left nearly 60 million Arabs hungry. Without reforming MENA's agri-food systems, the region will remain at risk.

12 December, 2023

Published days before COP28 in the UAE, a report has charged four Arab states as being in the world's top 20 fossil-fuel contributors. Despite calls to divest from fossil fuel and invest in renewable energy, the world continues to ignore our pleas.

28 November, 2023

The Middle East and North Africa region has only just caught up to its solar energy potential. The abundance of sunlight has made the region a natural location for solar energy investment, but climate change is already threatening to blow the fuse.

24 October, 2023

Water stress and scarcity have increased food insecurity in the Middle East and North Africa region. The climate crisis has affected rainfall patterns, resulting in drier conditions. Sustainable governance is needed to ensure water is rationalised.

26 September, 2023

A tsunami-sized flash flood has wreaked devastation in Libya, leaving parts of coastal cities completely submerged. The New Arab spoke to environmental experts about the floods, how to mitigate damage, and why other countries in MENA are at risk.

15 September, 2023

Arid climates, deforestation, and urbanisation have each aggravated the risk of wildfires in the MENA region. Countries have scrambled to find strategies to mitigate this, however, without resources, they remain at the mercy of the climate crisis.

05 September, 2023