Month: June 2017

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Urban expansion threatens one of Lebanon’s last remaining turtle sanctuaries

If it’s not the garbage, the illegal fishing methods, or the pollution, it’s seaside construction. The threats facing marine turtles that come to south Lebanon’s Mansouri beach – one of the only remaining sanctuaries – to lay their eggs, now include the “illegal construction of a resort right off the

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Beirut cuts down trees, activists up in arms

A recent decision of urban tree removal by the Beirut municipality in Msaitbeh over the weekend has solicited vehement condemnation from online activists and the social media community at large. On its face, the removal of trees, if unwarranted, seems to be the latest instance of unsustainable municipal ethics, one

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