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Babies May Be Drinking Millions of Microplastic Particles a Day

Scientists discover that baby bottles shed up to 16 million bits of plastic per liter of fluid. What that means for infants’ health, no one can yet say. Matt Simon Mix up a bottle of formula for your infant and you’ll provide your little treasure with the fat and vitamins they need to grow big and strong. But in the process of warming and shaking the fluid, you may have released millions of microplastic par ...

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Clean Up The Med in Lebanon : no borders to fight against marine litter

Amwaj for Environment and Tyre Coast Nature Reserve joined Clean Up The Med in Lebanon under the Eu funded COMMON project for beach clean campaign from 25th to 27th September. A cohesive Mediterranean in the fight against marine litter. From Algeria to France, from Greece to Malta, from Portugal to Palestine, hundreds of volunteers met on the beaches of the whole Mediterranean, armed with buckets, sacks, an ...

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Call for proposals for Emergency Response Small Grants in Beirut

Following the tragic explosion at the port of Beirut, Lebanon, on 4 August 2020, CEPF is requesting environmental civil society actors in Lebanon to apply for funding to address the immediate impact of this disaster on their infrastructure and operating facilities. These grants are aimed to mitigate the immediate impacts of the disaster, while also building a foundation for the engagement of civil society o ...

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Launching of COMMON project in Tyr to tackle Marine litter

COMMON project (COastal Management and MOnitoring Network for tackling marine litter in Mediterranean Sea), was launched at Beit Al Mamlouk, Tyre on July 18, 2020. This project aims at building a collaboration network between Italy, Tunisia and Lebanon, to support a correct management of Marine Litter. The waste of sea has become a serious concern in the Mediterranean basin, which calls the need for a colle ...

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Launching a new call for proposals

The Lebanese Environment Forum and Lebanese Eco Movement wish to announce as well the launch for a new call for proposals for projects not exceeding 20,000 euros and an implementation period of 6 months. This 2nd call targets the coastal municipalities of the following caza: Akkar, Koura, Batroun, kesrouan, Metn, Baabda, Aley, Shouf, Saida and Tyr. The deadline to submit proposal is set on June 30, 2020. Fo ...

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Eight projects awarded to combat marine plastic pollution

On the occasion of World Oceans Day, June 8th 2020, the Lebanese Environment Forum and Lebanese Eco Movement are pleased to announce the results of the first batch of projects awarded within the framework of the project “Lebanese civil society combatting for a Mediterranean plastic free” financed by the European Union. “Bahr Bala Plastic” aims to alleviate the negative impact of plastics on fisheries and fi ...

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Deforested parts of Amazon ’emitting more CO2 than they absorb’

Up to one fifth of the Amazon rainforest is emitting more CO2 than it absorbs, new research suggests. Results from a decade-long study of greenhouse gases over the Amazon basin appear to show around 20% of the total area has become a net source of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One of the main causes is deforestation. While trees are growing they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere; dead trees rele ...

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