Beirut, Lebanon: eating organic & slow

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Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise

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| Green Adventure Touring | Why go to Lebanon? Or Lebanon’s seven millenia of history. Ehden, Lebanon’s northern paradise is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. All Eco-adventure Ehden Lebanon Middle East Tours Ehden Adventures Horsh Ehden Nature Reserve Michael Straus ReutersLet me count the ways. Start with the spirit and optimism of the Lebanese, despite a recent history that’s horrible beyond imagining.

Lebanon to Restore Forests

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Lebanon celebrated its Arbor Day on December 7. Recent years have seen growing grassroots and government efforts to preserve Lebanon’s famed cedar forests , but there has been scant attention paid to rare juniper trees. Lebanon NGO Plants Ancient Species to Reclaim Arid Land.

Byblos, Lebanon is best Arabian city to visit this year

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I remember that when I visited Byblos, in the Jbeil district of Lebanon, in the summer of 2011, I felt like a true beholder of history. The Byblos International Festival is an annual summer music festival and the biggest public event in Lebanon.

Lebanon’s drowning in its own waste!

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This is an update on the garbage crisis in Lebanon, which is largely attributed to a corrupted political system, but it’s also a cautionary tale about uncontrolled consumerism and environmental arrogance that could happen in nearly every free market zip code.

Lebanon’s Sidon garbage mountain to become city park

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Taking a cue from its neighbor city Tel Aviv Lebanon’s regional “landmark”, Sidon’s notorious garbage mountain, will now become a city park. More on garbage dumps: Garbage Strucks Dump Straight into the Sea in Lebanon as Hezbollah Takes Hold.

Lebanon’s Bees are Freezing

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Huge bee die offs do not bode well for agriculture in Lebanon. A staggering proportion of bees in an important agricultural hub have frozen to death in Lebanon. As pollinators, bees are essential to the agricultural industry, which accounts for approximately 7% of Lebanon’s GDP and employs up to 15% of the country’s population. Climate agriculture bees colony collapse disorder extreme weather farming honey Lebanon winter

Toast Chateau Ksara’s Traditional Wine Making in Lebanon

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Jesuit brothers at the Ksara wine press in 1910: Lebanon’s oldest wine growing domain. Sixty years later the French civil and military administration that governed Lebanon between the wars created unprecedented demand for wine until 1975.

Lebanon’s “Wasted” Opportunity in Landfill Management

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Rola suggests ways for energy intensive Lebanon to help ease its waste and energy problems. Business & Politics Beirut Energy landfill Lebanon oilGarbage dumps roll into the sea?

Lebanon Carpet Fire Causing More Atmospheric Pollution

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Black plumes go airborne from burning Byblos Carpet Factory fire in Lebanon. Lebanon has had more than its share of various air and surface pollution issues in recent years. More articles on Lebanon and region air and surface pollution issues: Tire Fire in Kuwait Seen From Space.

Making a little Disco Soup for brunch with leftover food in Lebanon!

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While it’s not the first Disco Soup to hit the Middle East (Tel Aviv had its version Disco Shuk last April where droves came out for free food), this event in Lebanon only goes to show how funk-a-licious Beirutis are when it comes to food and this important eco event.

Beirut Terraces Make Sustainable Vertical Villages for Lebanon City

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Address: Plot 1801 and Plot 1802, Block 18, Beirut Central District, Lebanon The project is on schedule for completion this summer. Architecture & Urban Beirut Beirut Terraces Lebanon

Lebanon’s Toxic Sea-side Sidon Dump Gets Eco Makeover

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Not that long ago, the city of Sidon (or Saida) in Lebanon moved its trash to the local Sidon dump , where the toxic landfill and trash site washed into the sea every winter. Sidon is the third largest city in Lebanon. We can do it, Lebanon!”

Green Lebanon braces for summer drought = short showers

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Lebanon is bracing for severe summer drought. Lebanon has the highest proportion of arable land to residents in the Arab world, but just 12 percent of the land is cultivated, and agriculture contributes only 11.7 “The water demand for Lebanon is projected at about 1.8

Lebanon Challenges Israel’s Natural Gas Borders at Sea

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These energy explorations in the eastern Mediterranean have resulted in disputes with neighboring Lebanon over natural gas fields being developed there. It is incorrect that the Americans sided with Lebanon in this dispute.

Legalize pot, sez leader of Lebanon’s Druze

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Last May, Lebanese lawmaker Walid Jumblatt called for marijuana to be legalized in Lebanon. AFP now reports that, in recent years, Lebanon’s cannabis growers say business has boomed in large part to the Syrian war which has deflected government attention from drug crimes.

Tapping Middle East Biogas Potential in Lebanon and Pakistan

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Lebanon and Pakistan have each announced new biogas projects, tapping into a sustainable energy source that, unlike other renewable energy streams, solves two municipal problems – energy creation and waste processing.

UK hiking holiday specialist heads for Lebanon

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Eco-tourism holidays in Lebanon offer picturesque fishing villages and ancient remains. British walking holidays specialist Ramblers Worldwide has added Lebanon to its list of destinations, according to a recent announcement.

Lebanon’s largest landfill gets blocked by protestors

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Lebanon has had its share of pollution and garbage issues laundered out on Green Prophet. More about Trash and Garbage Issues in Lebanon and other Middle East locations: Lebanon’s Toxic Sea-side Sidon Dump Gets Eco Makeover. Cities garbage landfills Lebanon Sidon

Beirut bank gets Lebanon’s largest rooftop garden by GreenStudios

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Pamela Haydamous from GreenStudios, which is founded in Beirut and California, and who is a co-founder of Dispatch Beirut , an urban Lego movement we covered, is working on patents in the US and Lebanon for her her unique rooftop gardens, appropriate for Middle East climates.

Greenpeace Lebanon Rocks the Boat With Undercover Water Expose

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Want to see the garbage flowing from Lebanon’s waterways? Greenpeace Lebanon goes undercover to reveal shocking videos of 14 polluters (see them below). Online social media is becoming a key communication channel to promote the environmental agenda of GreenPeace Lebanon.

Can Lebanon Reach 12% Renewable Energy By 2020 ?

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In 2009, Lebanon pledged to produce 12% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020- is this target optimistic today? But Lebanon is looking to aim high. A wind atlas of Lebanon. Cleantech, Science & Technology Energy Lebanon renewable energy Solar Energy wind energy

Colonel microbrewery built with recycled materials opens in Lebanon

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While many Muslims don’t drink alcohol , the people of Batroun, Lebanon love their beer. I started in order to make a bit more money so I could buy myself windsurf boards,” he told Lebanon’s Daily Star. “I

Visualizing Migrant Workers’ Rights in Lebanon

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Why and how have migrant domestic worker’s rights been violated in Lebanon? The issue of domestic violence and the rights of migrant workers in Lebanon has already been covered by Green Prophet, but the origin of such human rights issues has never been fully deconstructed before.

Eco Education Caravan Touring Lebanon This Month

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An eco caravan is bringing green education directly to the people of Lebanon this month. ” The caravan began in Beirut and will continue towards the towns and villages of Mount Lebanon. Darreja Campaign Encourages Sustainable Transportation in Lebanon.

Hashish Field Wars Between Soldiers and Lebanon’s Locals

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Why grow apples in Lebanon when hashish and cannabis is hundreds of times more lucrative? An overview of Lebanon’s unsustainable drug business in the Bekaa Valley. . Escalating clashes between armed tribesmen trying to protect their cannabis fields and the Lebanese armed forces are pushing Lebanon to readdress the long-standing issue of cannabis cultivation in the Bekaa valley. At its peak in 1988, Lebanon’s narcotic market was making an estimated $1.5

Be On Lookout for “Fake” Zaatar in Lebanon

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However, industry sources in Lebanon have recently revealed that bakeries have started to use unfit ingredients in zaatar, to decrease its production costs. Kazem Ibrahim, the head of the Association of Bakeries in Lebanon, admitted the likelihood of some bakeries’ use of “fake zaatar.”.

Sign to Save Lebanon’s Turtles! Ancient Naqura Coast on Mediterranean Sea At Risk

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Campaigners in Lebanon are asking for support to protect an ancient Phoenician coastline which is under threat due to a port project. For more on environmental issues in Lebanon see: . Lebanon Joins CITES: Can We Stop Killing Everything Now?

Lebanon’s Finally Looking at Racism and Human Rights Abuses in the Face

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Racism in Lebanon has rarely been an openly discussed theme in the media. Racial intolerance in Lebanon and the Middle East, is indeed a pervasive problem which especially affects migrant domestic workers and refugees. This is something that has been largely missing in Lebanon.

Seed Banks Contain Memory, But Not Enough Against GMOs in Lebanon

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Lebanon goes green with seed bank, but can this memory keeper for nature fight GMOs? Lebanon harbors over 2600 plant species of which 119 are counted to be endemic. But what does the future of “seeds” in Lebanon look like?

6 Slow Food Revolutionaries in Lebanon

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Our friends from Green Traveler Guides sent over a fabulous overview of the top cafes, markets and restaurants leading Lebanon’s slow food revolution and we have rounded up six of them. Walid Ataya and Slow Food Lebanon.

A Prince Leads Liquid Peace Initiative for Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey

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The countries are Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Turkey. The group was launched in Amman on April 1o this year and includes Yasar Yakis, the former Foreign Minister of Turkey, and Mohammad Chatah, the former Finance Minister of Lebanon.

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Lebanon’s Capital Suffers Nine Hour Extreme Power Cuts

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This is Lebanon’s reality right now , and it offers a cautionary tale. Like Israel, Morocco and the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Middle East, Lebanon doesn’t generate enough energy to supply its own country’s demand. Imagine for a second that Washington D.C.,

Lebanon’s ‘Weak State’ Supports Construction Boom, Environmental Bust

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… Money rules” (links to PDF) reveals alarming issues concerning the lack of regulation of construction practices in Lebanon that are undermining the quality of life its people and are steering the country towards an environmental and urban disaster.

Share Beirut is TED-style Creativity Conference for Lebanon

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Lebanese illustartor Maya Zankoul “draws” against issues that range from pollution, electricity cuts, real estate pricing, to politics in Lebanon. Lifestyle & Culture Beirut green education Lebanon social entrepreneur TED

Lebanon Tourism: Not this Year Say Gulf States

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Gulf states urge citizens not to visit Lebanon, cancelations abound. Despite appeals from Lebanese leaders, Gulf states are advising their citizens not to travel to Lebanon and those already there to leave, thus boding ill for this summer’s tourism industry.

Greening The Refugee Camps of Lebanon

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Nina Rahal-Lott, is a trained architect who wants to transform the Badawi refugee camp in Lebanon from an ‘environmental catastrophe’ into a green haven. Lebanon Rocks Out To Cure The Green Blues.

Asbestos Exposure Raises Cancer Rates in Lebanon

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Asbestos, linked directly to cancer, is still present in many products used daily in Lebanon. In 1998, Lebanon submitted to popular pressure and banned asbestos imports. There are no protected waste dumps for asbestos products in Lebanon.

Treat Your Valentine to a Hot Snowshoeing Tour in Lebanon

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Adventures in Lebanon is offering a Valentine’s Day snowshoeing tour that is bound to heat up this special day! Why not treat your special sweetie to an awesome snowshoeing tour offered by Adventures in Lebanon ? Visit Adventures in Lebanon for more information.

Lebanon’s Environment Minister Acknowledges Climate Change

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Lebanon’s carbon emissions are relatively small compared to other Middle Eastern nations such as Qatar or the United Arab Emirates , and pale in comparison to that of China and the United States, but its environmental record is far from pristine.