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A Mission to Reach the “Snows of the Nile”

Changing Planet<p>When you think of Africa, glaciers probably aren’t the first things that come to mind. And certainly not glaciers on the Equator. But the Rwenzori Mountains aren’t in the business of conforming to expectations.<p>The Rwenzoris rise 5000m from the heart of Africa, dividing the continent. …

Cam McLeay: Exploring the Nile | New Zealand

In September 2005, a team of explorers set off on a unique journey up the Nile River.<p>Led by New Zealand adventurer Cam McLeay, the team aimed at being the first expedition to travel up the Nile to its source.<p>The first stage of the trek, through Egypt and northern Sudan, proved a breeze. But then …

Can the Nile River Slake all Thirsts?

Changing Planet<p>Dan Morrison’s book, <i>The Black Nile: One Man’s Amazing Journey Through Peace and War on the World’s Longest River</i>, recently released in paperback, chronicles his journey along the Nile River from its source at Lake Victoria to its mouth 3,600 miles later at the Mediterranean Sea. …

Ethiopia's New Nile Dam Could Destroy Egypt's Way of Life

Ethiopian dam on Nile raises concerns

Egypt is concerned about the new Ethiopian dam's possible impact on the flow of the river.<p>For thousands of years, the Nile River has provided for the people living along its banks.<p>For Ethiopia, this is the key to its prosperity. The country has started a dam project that will solve the country's …

Ethiopia’s Plan to Dam the Nile Has Egypt Fuming

The heat is stifling but the construction workers and red-hatted engineers don’t let up. Mechanized excavators batter into the mighty, arid peaks on …

Water Wars: Egyptians Condemn Ethiopia's Nile Dam Project

As the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam takes shape, tempers rise.<p><b>"Ethiopia is killing us," taxi driver Ahmed Hossam said, as he picked his way through Cairo's notoriously traffic-clogged streets. "If they build this dam, there will be no Nile. If there's no Nile, then there's no Egypt."</b><p>Projects on …