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What adaptations do camels have for the desert?

June 04, 2018

Camels are perfectly adapted for the dry, harsh environment of the desert. How? What specifically gives the camel this advantage? What adaptations are unique to camels?

What kind of weathering is breaking down the Great Pyramids?

June 02, 2018

The Great Pyramids in Cairo Egypt were once covered in limestone and would have had a polished shine. Now, after thousands of years of weathering, the enormous solid blocks have lost their luster and eroded away, yet the Great Pyramids stand strong against it all. 

Ecology questions for a marine biologist

May 31, 2018

Dr. Arthur Bos, marine ecologist at American University in Cairo, sat down with us to answer questions about his work and the challenges that the Egypt ecologies face. 

What types of pollution challenge The Nile River?

June 03, 2018

Every urban stream or river faces challenges with pollution, some more than others. The Nile River is the longest river in the world, and it flows North, so Egypt is the last country before it flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Humans have impacted this river for longer than any other due to its incredible history. Use your resources to determine the types and significance of pollution on the Nile River. 

How do people get water in the desert?

June 01, 2018

Over 100 million people live in Egypt, how do they have enough water to drink? The same as we do. They depend on the longest river in the world, The Nile River. However, new construction takes a toll on this precious resource. Cairo is building a new administrative city of 6 million people that will hopefully be one of the most advanced in the world. But, it is over 50 km from the Nile River. Can they bring water from the Red Sea instead? What other challenges will they face?

How safe is the water to drink?

June 04, 2018

Students asked if you can drink the water in Cairo and beyond. The answer is no, but why? I found out the hard way!
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What adaptations do plants have for the desert ecology?

June 02, 2018

How do plants survive and thrive in the hot, arid desert climate generation after generation?
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