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...

Well, hello there! A new guest in Lebanon bears glad tidings

Words Bassam Alkantar Even though Lebanon has witnessed many environmental tragedies on more than one level, especially in terms of biological degradation, in the last...

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 –...

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...

It’s Getting Hot in Here So let’s talk about sex

Words Bassam Alkantar Climate-warming temperatures might be expected to affect the sex ratio of species if sex determination is temperature-dependent. Several studies show that indirect...

Goodbye Paris …Trump turns his back on the future

Words Bassam Alkantar In December 2015, after years of negotiations, 195 countries made a new commitment to work together to address global climate change. This...