Is it Normal to Fish Near the Sewers?

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 smell is horrible yet they spend hours there looking for fish but I'm not really sure if they're doing it for fun or they're actually eating or selling these fish. Is this normal? I get it that some types of…

Trying Out Zaatar W Zeit’s Lent-Friendly Items

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 dairy products while others try to cut down on things they tend to consume a lot, like chocolate or coffee for example. Put aside the religious part and the different types of fasting, almost everyone looks forward to the lent…
Health

Is Incineration the Right Solution for Beirut?

8 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 ...
Baladi

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

9 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. ...
Critiques

Lebanese Cabinet Wants to Expand Costa Brava Landfill

9 months ago
Few days ago, I was arguing that “we don’t need McKinsey to clear garbage from the streets and recycle, we need competent ministers who are convinced that burning garbage is bad for our health and ...
Baladi

How a Lebanese Woman Achieved a Zero-Waste Life With Little Effort

9 months ago
If you ever wonder whether a no waste life is possible in Lebanon, just watch this short video and find out that it’s much easier than you may think. This woman lives a completely no ...
Health

Ashoura Blood Donation Campaign by “Who Is Hussain”

1 year ago
Every year, during Ashoura, Who is Hussain? and Donner Sang Compter Lebanon team up to organize a blood donation campaign to encourage those who commemorate Ashoura to “give blood for those who need it most ...
Health

Tap Water Plastic Contamination: Lebanon Water among the Most Highly Contaminated

1 year ago
The Guardian published findings from an investigation by Orb Media, and found that “The US had the highest contamination rate, at 94%, with plastic fibres found in tap water sampled at sites including Congress buildings, ...
Health

Balad M2argual, Mhargual

1 year ago
Arguile 3al terwee2a, Arguile 3al ba7er, bil siyyara, bil night, bil mat3am, bil cheri3, bil beit, 3al sate7, bil jabal, bil 7emmem, bil 3eress, bil siyyara wa yadoum wa yadoum. Who’s implementing Law 174? What’s ...
Critiques

Another Scandal Hits Lebanon’s Healthcare System

1 year ago
Mona Baalbaki, the previous head of Pharmacy in Rafic Hariri Hospital “has been sacked by the General Disciplinary Council for stealing a large quantity of health ministry-donated cancer medicines from the hospital and selling them ...
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