Environment

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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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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Good news in biodiversity

A giant tortoise from the Galapagos, from a species last seen in 1906, has been found. Chelonoidis phantasticus or the Fernandina Giant tortoise was found on Fernandina island and is believed to be a 100 years old female. It is hoped that other individuals of the species will also be found. […]

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February 20, 2019 Saima Baig Climate change,Environment,extinction no responses

Climate Change claims its first victim: The Bramble Cay melomys is now extinct

The Bramble Cay melomys was a rodent that lived solely on a tiny sand island in the Torres Strait, near the coast of Papua New Guinea. It has not been seen since 2009 and in 2016 it was described as the first mammalian extinction caused by climate change. Now the […]

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Liverpool City Region Year of Environment 2019

In January 2019, the Liverpool City Region declared 2019 as the official Year of the Environment, the City Region’s contribution to the national Year of Green Action. This is a cross-agency programme and entails a year of activities, which will engage communities with nature, reducing waste and improving health and […]

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Climate Change — 1.5 C is the least we need to do and it may not be enough

The UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued its Special Report on the impacts of global warming in South Korea, October 10, 2018. The Panel was requested to publish the Special Report by the Conference of Parties to the UNFCCC in its 21st session during which the Paris Agreement was […]

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Where Did The Water Go?

(Published in Dunya News) This growing water deficit is fast pushing Pakistan towards water poverty in the coming decades – a severe challenge for the government and policymakers. Without a sustainable and holistic water strategy and effective policymaking, a lot more cities and towns in the country will suffer the […]

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Climate change in the Muslim world

(Published in Muslim World Today) Muslim countries are in the front line of severe climate change impacts. A majority of them are developing nations relying on agriculture and fisheries; many already deal with situations of water stress and unsatisfactory sanitation facilities. The adverse effects of climate change are expected to […]

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Update on Climate Change: It’s already happening!

(Published in The Nation Pakistan) In Pakistan, we have already observed the effects of rising temperatures in 2015, when a drastic heat wave resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 people. Droughts and forest fires are also being observed at an increasing rate in many parts of the world, […]

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