Monthly Archives: May 2016

More on Janna Dam

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Last week, the Minister of Agriculture approved the logging of 33,000 trees to build the controversial Janna Dam along Ibrahim River located in Mount Lebanon. The dam aims to store approximately 90 million cubic meters of water and generate four megawatts of energy. It is one of the 55 water infrastructure projects that the Ministry of Energy and Water have proposed to build by 2020 as part of their National Water and Strategy issued in 2012. It will cost around US$ 1 billion. Continue reading

Every year in Lebanon, 2.6 million migratory birds are killed illegally

Every year, millions of birds migrate over Lebanon using one of the three migratory paths that run through the country. According to a new report by Birdlife International, about 2.6 million of them are illegally hunted every year. The Killing, the name of the report, is the first comprehensive scientific study to quantify illegal bird hunting in the Mediterranean. Prior to this study, the Lebanon Eco Movement and Committee against Bird Slaughter (CABS) reviewed trophy pictures of Lebanese hunters shared on Facebook between 2008 and 2013, and identified 11,213 birds. Continue reading

Beirut Madinati: Green Building, Energy Conservation

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Rehabilitation measures to improve Lebanon’s electricity infrastructure are essential in the medium and long term. In order to realize positive short term impacts, energy demand needs to be reduced. This can accomplished through an energy demand management strategy that promotes energy efficient measures and behavioral change in energy consumption. In addition to a large scale infrastructure strategy (water, sewerage, and electricity), Beirut Madinati developed a strategy that tackles energy demand: Green Building, Energy Conservation. Continue reading

How does Beirutis List propose to manage the city’s trash?

In the last Beirut municipal elections in 2010, competing political parties from the two main coalitions (March 8 and 14) put their differences aside and formed a municipal council and ran unopposed. Even though political tension has increased substantially since the last election, the political class maintained their alliance and formed an electoral list, The Beirutis List, for the upcoming municipal elections. Unlike the last election, the political parties are not running unopposed and face competition from two campaigns: Beirut Madinati and Citizens within the State. Continue reading