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Lebanon Chokes on Bad Air, Dysfunctional Government

Beirut stinks. And now it's getting dangerous. Six months ago, Lebanon's dysfunctional government shut the main landfill site for garbage from the capital, without providing an alternative. Since then, rubbish collection has halted and festering trash has piled up in the city streets, causing what researchers and campaigners now say is a public health emergency. Officials say they will resolve the crisis by paying a foreign company to ship rubbish abroad, although even the...

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