Saida Facing a New Waste Crisis?

A couple of years ago, I was reading an article on how the notorious Saida garbage mountain was being transformed into a Green Park following a rehabilitation project led by The United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Public Health and the Municipality of Saida. The project came after the waste mountain stretched 55 meters high from the surrounding terrain and covered an area of 60,000m². Moreover, the dumpsite had no basal…

ESIB USJ is Now a Smoke-Free Environment

USJ's Engineering faculty has announced on Facebook that the ESIB campus will become smoke-free as of Tuesday June 26th and that the smoking ban should apply to both closed & open spaces. Those who wish to smoke have to do so outside the faculty's premises. This is a great move, but I'm not sure if it applies to other USJ campuses like Huvelin; I looked online but didn't find such a thing. AUB has vowed…

LAU Wants to Establish The Medicinal Cannabis Research Center

1 month ago
Should we legalize cannabis in Lebanon? What’s the potential medical value of Lebanon-grown cannabis? The use of weed in the medical field has been legalized in several countries worldwide and there are “currently 10 academic ...

Meet the AUB Surgeon Treating Palestinian Protesters in Gaza

2 months ago
Dr. Ghassan Abu-Sitta, a reconstructive surgeon working at the American University of Beirut, has been making trips to Gaza for the past five years to help injured Palestinians. He’s currently there operating non-stop at al-Awda ...

AUBMC Wins the Silver Dubai Lynx Award for Shisha Risks Awareness Video

3 months ago
I shared this ad on the health risks of smoking Shisha over a year ago and thought it was a brilliant one. Basically AUBMC went to a regular Shisha coffee shop and asked the waiter ...

First Stroke Center in Lebanon Open at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital

4 months ago
Lebanon’s first comprehensive stroke center was recently inaugurated at the LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital where the best possible care will be given to stroke victims or patients at risk of developing a stroke. Knowing that ...

Is it Normal to Fish Near the Sewers?

4 months ago
Every time I’m walking from Ayn el Mraysse towards the lighthouse, I notice a large number of fishermen gathering around one specific spot, which is where the sewers are discharged down into the Mediterranean. The ...

Trying Out Zaatar W Zeit’s Lent-Friendly Items

5 months ago
Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the Easter Celebrations and is marked by fasting both from food and festivities. As far as food is concerned, people tend to fast from meat and ...

Is Incineration the Right Solution for Beirut?

5 months ago
How should we handle the ongoing garbage crisis? Should we acquire incinerators? How can we manage such facilities without polluting? What kind of waste should we incinerate? Amid the lack of transparency from the Lebanese ...

Barley & Bean’s Awesome Fresh Water Initiative: No Plastic, Free Water!

6 months ago
The world has a major problem with too much waste. Lebanon is no different, in fact, with the ongoing garbage crisis with no meaningful solution in sight, reducing our waste drastically is a major necessity. ...