Total 6 Posts

The port of Beirut: vital, historic centre of a complex city.

7 min read
The port, and surrounding neighbourhoods devastated by the explosion, are at the heart of Beirut.

How powerful was the explosion in Beirut?

2 min read
The explosion in the port of Beirut was no ordinary explosion and the damage it caused to the port is catastrophic. Just how powerful was it?

What is ammonium nitrate, the chemical that exploded in Beirut?

4 min read
For combustion to occur, oxygen must be present. Ammonium nitrate prills provide a much more concentrated supply of oxygen than the air around us.

I’m devastated for Beirut – A city I thought I hated.

5 min read
I feel justified for leaving decades ago but my heart bleeds for the people trapped in Lebanon.

Beirut explosion: The disaster was exceptional but events leading up to it were not.

4 min read
Abandoned containers of hazardous goods are found regularly in ports.

Rather than resilience, the Lebanese may now try cold rage to force change.

3 min read
The wretchedness of their plight and their growing anger raises a question: Are the Lebanese really as stoic as is always claimed?
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