Articles by Louise Sarant

Louise is a French environment and science journalist based in Cairo, Egypt, since 2007. As the environment editor of the Egyptian English language online newspaper “Egypt Independent” for four years, she carved a niche for environmental reporting in Egypt with a small team of writers. Vastly underreported topics such as land use, sea level rise, farmers and water-related issues, genetically modified crops, the timid deployment of renewable energy projects, fracking and climate change have been the central focus of her work for many years. She also contributed to the independent Egyptian newspaper Mada Masr, still as the environment editor, before moving on to explore environmental issues from an increasingly scientific angle for Nature Middle East, an offshoot of the Science magazine Nature, and others as a freelance writer. She covers all issues related to the Red Sea (species migration, coral reefs' health, overfishing), health (hepatitis C, obesity, diabetes), renewable energy and agriculture. The scope of her work includes Egypt, as well as North Africa, the Arabian Gulf and the Levant.