Month: July 2016

Total 12 Posts

Avoid these Lebanese beaches at all cost

According to the latest study released by the Lebanese Council for Scientific Research (CNRS) and published by As-Safir Lebanese daily, these are the beaches that swimmers should avoid due to the alarming rate of pollution found. The study, which covers the past two years up until May, 2016, provides a

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How much do we really know about Lebanon’s on- and offshore oil and gas reserves?

We’ve all heard about Lebanon’s yet untapped offshore oil and gas resources, and the controversy surrounding that, but hearing of onshore reserves came as somewhat of a surprise to me, especially since most of the talk surrounding the country’s black gold deposits have mainly focused on offshore capacity. In a recent report by MTV,

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Chronic pollution in Litani and Lake Qaraoun: Major threat to public health, irrigation, and agriculture

As Lebanon continues to struggle under the weight of a myriad environmental crises, which include but are not limited to desertification, deforestation, and waste mismanagement; water scarcity and rising levels of toxins in sources of irrigation are now surfacing as a major cause of concern especially in Lake Qaraoun and

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