Environmental Blog

September 19, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

How We Healed the Ozone Layer

The Montreal Protocol is clearly a great example of how human beings are capable of tackling global challenges through cooperation and solidarity. Nations have continuously worked for over 30 years to slash the use of ozone depleting chemicals and the result is now obvious: the ozone layer is healing. Read

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We have only till 2020 to keep warming below 1.5 Celsius

All these reports and observations are a clarion call, telling us that we do not have a choice anymore. We must adopt more sustainable systems for our own survival. It is time to wake up. Read more

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From Silent Spring to Silent Crisis — How humanity is on the road to wiping out one million species

A new report by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) warns that we are well on our way to losing 25% or our plant and animal species and have already lost 47% of ecosystems. Read

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April 5, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

Protecting 30 percent to save all of the earth

Conservationists are calling for the inclusion of 30% of the earth into protected areas by 2030. This week a new study mapped out to do this for the world’s oceans. Read

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April 3, 2019 Saima Baig climatechange no responses

Countries with the largest CO2 emissions

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Highest air pollution in Bangladesh, China, India, and Pakistan in 2018

AirVisual and Greenpeace have jointly published the World Air Quality Report for 2018, ranking over 3000 cities based on their pollution levels. Out of the total 64% exceeded the WHO’s annual exposure guideline for fine particulate matter, also known as PM2.5. In the Middle-East and Africa all (100%) of the […]

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World Water Day

  Water is such an extremely fundamental right that it seems strange that everyone doesn’t have access to it. It is SDG 6. Many countries are are water stressed and many people don’t have access to safe drinking water. #WorldWaterDay #WorldWaterDay2019 Read

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March 21, 2019 Saima Baig no responses

International Day of the Forests

It is the #InternationalDayOfForests. There are 3 trillion trees in the world with the potential of planting 1.5 trillion more. Forests provide habitats, medicine, livelihoods, regulate climate, water and soil and decrease pollution. Resilient forests mean resilient communities because they also regulate floods, decrease erosion and landslides.The better option is […]

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Increasing methane emissions are undermining the achievement of Paris Agreement goals

Increasing methane emissions are undermining the achievement of Paris Agreement goals. On the other hand 18 developing economies show a decrease in carbon emissions. Read  

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Pollution in the UK

While we have been seeing early onset of spring and and enjoying an unusually warm February, there are some worrying issues at hand too. On Tuesday, UK residents were warned to restrict outdoor activities because of an increase in pollution in many areas in the country. Our warm weather is […]

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