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Cedars under threat from climate change - report

Cedars under threat from climate change - report: " Lebanon and other developing countries should combine climate change mitigation policies with greater steps to enter the sustainable development market, even as the world struggles to recover from the global financial crisis, a recent United Nations report has urged.Climate change mitigation does not spell the end for economic growth in developing nations."

Lebanon’s New7Wonders of Nature bid

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Lebanon’s New7Wonders of Nature bid: " In Lebanon, the Jeita Grotto becomes the country’s official finalist candidate to the worldwide New7Wonders of Nature competition.
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Chouf embraces architectural heritage

Chouf embraces architectural heritage: " The Chouf region is digging deeper into Lebanon's broad architectural heritage for the purpose of building or renovating homes and residences.The union of municipalities in the Chouf has recently adopted an initiative to preserve and spread the architectural heritage of the area."

Climate change 'catastrophic' for health: doctors - AFP

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Climate change 'catastrophic' for health: doctors - AFP: "
Times Online
Climate change 'catastrophic' for health: doctors
AFP
PARIS — Failure to tackle climate change at a key UN conference in Copenhagen could be "catastrophic" for health, the heads of 18 doctors' associations warned on Wednesday. In an exceptional joint appeal published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) ...
What we urgently need is a new mindset on climate changeguardian.co.uk
Barack Obama and EU 'clash over climate change'Telegraph.co.uk
Climate cuts urged to avert "health catastrophe"Reuters India
New York Times -Washington Post -Reuters
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Facebook grows and makes money

Facebook grows and makes money: "Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, claims 300 million users and making money ahead of schedule."

Lebanon to capitalize on religious tourism

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Lebanon to capitalize on religious tourism: " BESHWAT, Lebanon — Abandoned wheelchairs and crutches are propped up against the walls in the entry hall, left there for good by believers who say she healed them when no medicine could.
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Google Releases News-Reading Service - New York Times

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Google Releases News-Reading Service - New York Times: "
Telegraph.co.uk
Google Releases News-Reading Service
New York Times
SAN FRANCISCO — Google, long seen as an enemy by many in the news industry, is making a bold attempt to be seen as its friend with a new service it hopes will make it easier for readers to view newspaper and magazine articles. ...
Google Fast Flip: Reading Online a Bit More Like PrintBusinessWeek
Google Launches Fast Flip To Accelerate News BrowsingInformationWeek
Google Tries to Enhance News Browsing With Fast FlipPC World
CNET News -The Associated Press -VentureBeat
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Zahle in the hearts of Lebanon’s tourists

Zahle in the hearts of Lebanon’s tourists: " Zahle, the historical trading city between Lebanon and Syria, is famous for its wine and arak. Usually a stopping point for tourists traveling to Baalbek and Anjar, the city itself has seen a recent upsurge in activity this summer. Caretaker Tourism Minister Elie Marouni, originally from Zahle, has called it an “unprecedented year for Zahle which the ministry has tried to support financially and non-financially.”"

Photo exhibition highlights Lebanon’s environmental woes

Photo exhibition highlights Lebanon’s environmental woes: " Lebanon’s Green Party held a photo exhibition in Downtown Beirut over the weekend to highlight the plight of the country’s environment.The “Outdoor Photo Exhibition on the Environment in Lebanon,” which ran from September 11-13 next to the Cervantes Institute and the party’s headquarters, aimed to raise awareness about the problem of pollution."

Lebanese beauty fever

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Lebanese beauty fever: " The Lebanese are notorious for being image- conscious. But now so-called 'Lebanese beauty fever' is hitting the very young, with the opening of three children's spas this summer.
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