April 27, 2008 In one of the city's poorest areas, residents who recycle trash by hand and a handful of environmental activists are slowly improving their community. Their efforts serve as an unlikely model for environmental change in an age of global warming.
April 21, 2008 Dubai will try just about anything; the bolder and more outlandish, the better. So two Dutch architects have opened a business there specializing in homes, offices and hotels that float. They hope their floating architecture will help coastal cities around the world survive climate change.
May 5, 2008 Once it's completed, Masdar City will house 50,000 residents and use only renewable energy. The project in the oil-rich United Arab Emirates, residents say, is driven by future business opportunities and a desire for change.
May 5, 2008 In the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi sits on nearly 10 percent of the world's oil reserves. So it may be surprising to hear that climate leaders there have launched a major initiative in sustainability. Masdar, a demonstration city of 50,000 inhabitants, will have a zero carbon footprint.
May 4, 2008 A short distance from the new $30 million Al-Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, young environmentalists are installing solar hot-water heaters in poor neighborhoods. They're overcoming setbacks — and bridging religious divides — to bring change in a time of environmental upheaval.
April 20, 2008 In Egypt, where antiquities have stood for millennia, climate change is posing new threats to an ancient country and its people. As temperatures climb and shorelines change, environmentalists worry about displaced populations, rising poverty and increased soil salinity in the fertile Nile Delta.