Category Environment

Baabda Forest – Lebanon

There is a green area in Baabda which is open to the public, unlike the Horsh of Beirut (the national urban park in Beirut). Although there is no fixed entrance fee, yet you’re expected to donate, any amount, to help maintain the area. I visited Baabda Forest today. It is a beautiful green space and conveniently in the neighborhood […]

Israel: more like "shit onto the nations"

It is the smell of shit. Across the occupied West Bank, raw untreated sewage is pumped every day out of the Jewish settlements, along large metal pipes, straight onto Palestinian land. From there, it can enter the groundwater and the reservoirs, and become a poison. Standing near one of these long, stinking brown-and-yellow rivers of […]

Hailstorm helps in clearing left-over cluster bombs

Hailstorm has caused hundreds of cluster bombs [bomblets] to explode in the valleys of South Lebanon. The cluster bombs were dropped by Israel during its July 2006 Lebanon War.The hailstones were as big as walnuts.Divine anybody?

Blog Action Day – Oct 15

On October 15th, I will be joining these bloggers and writing something about our environment. 3alla wa 3assa!

Privatizing Synthetic Life

“Scientists working to build a life form from scratch have applied to patent the broad method they plan to use to create their “synthetic organism”.” “Dr Craig Venter, the man who led the private sector effort to sequence the human genome, has been working for years to create a man-made organism.” “The J Craig Venter […]

Environmentally Friendly Weapons!!

Green Peace should love this. Environmentally friendly artillery with reduced carbon emissions, quieter warheads to reduce noise pollution, recyclable bombs that produce less smoke and can be converted into manures, and lead free bullets. Like that when you shoot and kill a person your conscience is clear that you did not cause lead poisoning. Don’t […]

Snapshots

Funny quote of the day:“It is Hizbollah, which is deliberately preventing the transfer of medical aid and food to the population of southern Lebanon in order to create a humanitarian crisis, which they want to blame Israel for.” – Avi Pazner, Israeli government spokesman Snapshots: A father left his wife and five kids in the […]