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Stop Playing Dirty It’s time to come clean

Words Malek Hakim Major global insurance companies are urging G20 leaders to commit to a specific timeline for rapidly phasing out fossil fuel subsidies –...

Thumbs up Bikfaya Biclean helps one municipality take the lead by example

Words Bassam Alkantar The Lebanese government has said that it will temporarily reopen a landfill and build three new landfills to ease an eight-month rubbish...

When concrete is an ugly shock…

You’re crowding my space! Words Bassam Alkantar Beirut’s biggest green space, the Horsh Beirut pine forest, is partially closed to the public. Wherever you walk in...

We’ll always have Paris Hope hinges on watershed agreement

Words Bassam Alkantar In December 2015, an agreement on climate change was reached in Paris, thanks to the skillfulness of French diplomacy. The Climate Agreement...

That Sinking Feeling

Lebanon’s beaches are contaminated at dangerous levels in many public areas and resorts in the country, according to testing conducted by National Centre for...

The only way is out

Words Bassam Alkantar Seven months ago, the authorities shut the main landfill site (Naameh) for garbage from the capital, without providing an alternative. Since then, rubbish...