Activist Proposes Plan to Avert Waste Incinerators Damage

Environmental activist Paul Abi Rached, founder of T.E.R.R.E Liban and president of Lebanon Eco Movement, blasted the government's insistence on establishing incinerators as part of its reckless approach to deal with the waste crisis, saying that the volume of garbage landfilled and incinerated in Europe is reduced to between 10 and 30% as they adopt sorting and recycling methods.

Toxic Air Could Lead to Mental Health Problems

The higher the level of particulates in the air, a new study shows, the greater the indications of psychological distress. “This is really setting out a new trajectory around the health effects of air pollution,” says Anjum Hajat, an assistant professor of epidemiology in the School of Public Health at the University of Washington.