Addressing Lebanon’s waste problem, starting with our smartphones

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This post was written by guest contributor Michael J. Oghia. Michael is a Belgrade-based independent consultant, researcher, and editor working within the Internet governance ecosystem, specifically focusing on sustainable access and the relationship between the Internet, the environment, and sustainability. Twitter: @mikeoghia Like many of you who follow Nadine’s work,

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Activists urge Lebanese to boycott Beirut dolphin show

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In the wake of Cirque Du Liban’s announcement of the Beirut Dolphinarium’s upcoming August show, animal right’s activists, who had put together a video urging people not to buy tickets, are once again fighting on the behalf of the voiceless. Featuring several musicians, journalists, and bloggers, the video (which was

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

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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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Successive Lebanese governments, EU must be tried for ecocide

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Let’s forgo the formalities and the lengthy intros; Lebanon is on the edge of a massive ecological catastrophe, yet we remain silent – in a state of perpetual somnambulism. Perhaps we are fatigued, scared, or maybe just too damn lazy. But to keep ignoring the myriad environmental problems affecting our

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Forget drugs, wild Lebanon is filled with natural highs

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This week, the world celebrated Sir David Attenborough’s 91st birthday. The veteran English broadcaster and naturalist, best known for writing and presenting the BBC’s Planet Earth documentary series, among many other works, is often credited with inspiring a generation of conservationists, environmentalists and just regular nature enthusiasts, myself included, to venture out into the

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Dolphins, whales, sharks off Lebanese coast aren’t dangerous – we are

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I can’t believe that I have to actually tell people not to panic because we still have some semblance of marine life off our coasts. The only time we should actually panic is when the sighting of whales, dolphins and other sea animals is no more. A recent report that said

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