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THE DEADLY EFFECT OF HUNTING LONG AFTER THE SHOOTING IS DONE

Words Bassam Alkantar The use of traditional plastic wad components in gun cartridges can have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment. Each year,...

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Olympus Global Open Photo Contest 2017-18

Anyone can participate with any kind of camera Throughout our nearly 100-year history, Olympus has been recognized as a pioneer and innovator focused on contributing...
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Beirut tech sector’s resilience faces another political test (source Financial Times)

Marianne Hoayek says 9,000 tech jobs have already been created Four years ago, Lebanon’s central bank launched a $400m programme to support tech start-ups. Among...

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It was summer, and the world smelled of roses and jasmine. The sunshine shimmered like powdered gold on the edge of blue wildflowers and...

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From 2 to 11 November 2018, Global Diversity Foundation (GDF) will organise the first Mediterranean Environments Regional Academy (MERA). This regional academy is an event of the Global Environments Network, a transformative action network created in 2012 to connect and support emerging environmental changemakers. This is our third regional academy and our first academy in the Mediterranean region. We have chosen to organise it...

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Speaking ahead of World Environment Day on 5 June, the head of UN Environment* and the Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment** issued a statement urging the United Nations to recognise the human right to a healthy environment. “We believe that the historic moment has arrived for the United Nations to recognise the human right to a healthy...

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Words Bassam Alkantar The use of traditional plastic wad components in gun cartridges can have a devastating impact on wildlife and the environment. Each year, one million birds die from lead poisoning in Europe. Many iconic species, such as the Tundra Swan, the White-tailed Eagle, and the Greater Flamingo, perish after ingesting lead shots from expended ammunition cartridges. In Lebanon, the...