Posts in the ‘Environment’ Category

6 Lebanese Initiatives Blazing an Eco-Friendly Path

We tend to get a lot of bad news and moaning and groaning about the sad state of affairs when it comes to environmentally-related things in Lebanon (and other-related things too). But isn’t it nice when we can recognize the awesome accomplishments of people too? Pictured above is an incredible conceptual design called the Beirut

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Your Fate is Tied to Earth’s Water Systems. Here’s Why.

Photocredit: https://janetthomas.wordpress.com Most people know that water covers 70% of our planet. Over 96% of that water is the salty water of our oceans, and that is the water that creates half the oxygen we breathe. It’s also the water that absorbs the carbon dioxide we generate, provides a sixth of the protein we eat, and

17 Incredible Water-Related Facts You Should Know

Water is pretty fascinating, and we’ve been talking a lot about it lately. This week we thought you’d like to discover a whole host of information about water, all in one neat little shot. It might change your perspective, and if nothing else, give you some useful knowledge to pull out at the dinner table

The Biggest Threats to the Ocean and What We Can Do About Them

For a species that makes up less than 1% of the earth’s population, humans have done more harm than could have been imagined to our fellow creatures and the planet that accommodates us. From pollution to intensive and unethical animal farming, we are destroying everything that makes our lives possible, including, of course, water. All

How Safe Are Swimming Pools?

A trip to the beach is more than just a weekend activity and an opportunity to tan; it provides us with a much deeper need: the need to be connected to the ocean. It’s one of the rare experiences that allows us to completely immerse ourself in nature and truly appreciate the vastness of the

What Water Shortage Means for the Environment

For millions of years, clean fresh water was plentiful enough for humans, animals, and plants to thrive, each getting their fair share and more, up until human waste started creeping into every corner of the world. In under 400 years, “civilized society” has managed to make life worse for all living things. Water pollution, water

12 Ways You Can Help Protect Our Water Resources

Much of our water supply comes from rivers, lakes and reserves. Yet half of the world’s most important rivers are severely depleted and polluted. The flora and fauna that naturally filter our groundwater are rapidly disappearing, and climate change and population growth compound the pressure on our water resources. It is an increasingly discussed fact

Never Thought About How Much Water it Takes to Produce Energy? You Will Now.

When we think about protecting our water, we often think of direct pollution. There’s been viral pictures and videos of the plastic accumulation, of the sewage run off, of the oil spills. Those are all, obviously, incredibly bad and require our attention. But another thing that has a massive impact on our oceans and freshwater

What to Check when Buying Bottled Water

Although it’s always better to steer away from bottled water, we often have no other choice. In some countries where tap water is extremely contaminated, people consume a large quantity of bottled water, and many of us have never thought of checking the labels to know what we’re ingesting. Behind the advertisements and brand promises,

Want to Make Sure Less of Your Garbage Ends Up Here?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you’ve caught the recent media explosion about the mountain of garbage that recently washed up on Lebanon’s shores. It’s a shaming reminder of our garbage crisis and the less-than-spectacular efforts to fix it. It’s also just, tragically sad. Other than making quick mention of the urgent call we

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