Heat wave expected to subside Thursday

Heat wave expected to subside Thursday

The current heat wave will give way to more moderate temperatures Thursday according to meteorologists, and power rationing resulting from high temperatures is expected to be scaled back in the next...
Tens of thousands of chickens die in Lebanon heat wave

Tens of thousands of chickens die in Lebanon heat wave

Tens of thousands of chickens have died in southeast Lebanon due to the heat wave sweeping the country, local media reported. The heat wave has resulted in the deaths of about 40,000 out of 45,000...
Crisis sparks interest in sustainable practices

Crisis sparks interest in sustainable practices

Lebanon’s trash crisis has cast a spotlight on the importance of effective waste management, and inspired new interest in how people can reduce their own environmental impact. Despite a number of...
Scavengers: the pilars of Lebanon’s recycling cycle

Scavengers: the pilars of Lebanon’s recycling cycle

If you have ever seen someone scavenge through the dumpster, you have seen, in a nutshell, how recycling in Lebanon is done. Every day, hundreds if not thousands of people dig through the country’s...
Is Lebanon ready to recycle its garbage?

Is Lebanon ready to recycle its garbage?

A week into the July trash crisis, when garbage collection was suspended in the capital and Mount Lebanon, a thousand demonstrators marched across Downtown Beirut, drumming, chanting and denouncing...
Heat wave exacerbated by power outages

Heat wave exacerbated by power outages

People across the country struggled to cope with high temperatures over the weekend as the shutdown of Lebanon’s second largest power plant led to power-rationing during the peak of a summer heat...
Germany ready to study taking Beirut’s trash

Germany ready to study taking Beirut’s trash

Germany is ready to study the idea of exporting Lebanon’s garbage to his country, Economy Minister Alain Hakim said Friday, expecting each ton of exported trash to cost Beirut between $70 and $100....
Zahrani power plant maintenance still ongoing

Zahrani power plant maintenance still ongoing

Electricite du Liban announced that maintenance is still being carried out on Lebanon’s second-largest power plant Thursday, days after the public operator said repairs would be completed. One of...
Illegal wells a symptom of corruption

Illegal wells a symptom of corruption

From 150 meters deep, the water rushing out of the pipe runs crystal clear. “It’s very good,” says a member of Riyaq’s municipal council, the owner of the illegal well from which the water was...

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