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...

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...

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...

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...

Making water more transparent: Better governance is the way forward to safeguard resources

Bassam Alkantar According to a newly published report titled The Way Forward to Safeguard Water in Lebanon: National Water Integrity Risk Assessment, “Lebanon’s water resources are under stress from a growing population, rapid urbanisation, economic growth, mismanagement...

SORT IT OUT!

Words Bassam Al Kantar In Lebanon, an ongoing dilemma on waste management is evident. Studies show that the amount of waste produced needs adequate management...