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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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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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Unless nations act fast, habitat loss could rob half of all insects of over half their habitat. Other creatures, too, could suffer in a 3°C warmer world. Habitat loss may soon mean half the world’s insects, and many plants and animals as well, could find themselves without their familiar home ranges. Right now, climate scientists warn, global planetary temperatures are on...

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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...