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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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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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Bahr Bala Plastic Project visits the Lebanese coastal cities

After the launching of the “Bahr Bala Plastic” project at the Cultural Center in Byblos. The information sessions for this project started at the Mamlouk Palace in Tyre on Wednesday, 21 August, in the Municipality of Tripoli on Thursday, 22 August, and in the Municipality of Sidon, 26 August, with presence members of associations and municipalities. And civil society to provide grants to implement initiativ ...

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“Lebanon Climate Act” Encourage NGOs and Municipalities to design innovative climate change projects

Lebanon Climate Act initiative organized on the 10th of February 2017, a training session for private companies, NGOs and Municipalities, at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon.This session is the second round of a series of sessions aiming to deepen the knowledge about the mechanisms to tackle climate change, and to identify the ways in which th ...

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National Consultation Workshop for Ecosystem Profile update for the Mediterranean Basin

The Mediterranean Basin biodiversity hotspot, Lebanon being one of its major components, is the second largest hotspot in the world and the largest of the world’s five Mediterranean-climate regions. Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund’s (CEPF) niche is to work with all actors engaged in conservation and development activities in Mediterranean Basin countries to foster partnerships in priority corridors and ...

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Lebanon Climate Act Launches the Business Knowledge Platform to tackle Climate Change

Lebanon Climate Act initiative organized today a training session for private companies at the headquarters of the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Beirut and Mount Lebanon, as part of a series of sessions aiming to deepen the knowledge about the mechanisms to tackle climate change, and to identify the ways in which the private sector companies can contribute to these mechanisms through the ...

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More than 80 Groups Worldwide Mark International Lead Poisoning Awareness Week

Global Phase Out of Lead-Containing Paints by 2020 Supported by International Chemical Safety Group More than 80 organizations from all regions of the world are engaging this week in lead paint elimination activities as a part of International Lead Poisoning Week of Action, co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The activities follow and cele ...

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Heavy metal songs: Contaminated songbirds sing the wrong tunes

Scientists have long known that mercury is a potent toxicant: It disrupts the architecture of human brains, and it can change birds’ behavior and kill their chicks. But after extensive research in Virginia, scientists have shown that mercury also alters the very thing that many birds are known for – their songs. Emitted by the burning of coal, mercury in the atmosphere has quadrupled since the days before i ...

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Heavy metals and dangerous bacteria in Lebanon’s rivers

Lebanon’s rivers are alarmingly polluted with untreated sewage and waste, posing health risks for consumers who use the water at home and for farmers who irrigate their crops with it, local scientists warned.   The latest findings, which confirm the results of a slew of research on river pollution over the past decade, come ahead of the government’s unveiling of a road map next week to fight the contam ...

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