Home » Environment

Category: Environment

Post
Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan to support communities affected by devastating floods

Angelina Jolie visits Pakistan to support communities affected by devastating floods

Pakistan, which has contributed just 1% of global carbon emissions, is also the second largest host of refugees globally, its people having sheltered Afghan refugees for over forty years.  International humanitarian Angelina Jolie is visiting Pakistan to support communities affected by the devastating floods. Heavy rains and floods across the country have impacted 33 million...

Post
Why A Boeing 747 Flew 8 Cheetahs From Namibia To India

Why A Boeing 747 Flew 8 Cheetahs From Namibia To India

The event was 70 years in the making. A chartered Boeing 747 landed at the Indian Air Force Station in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh last week. This was no ordinary long-haul flight. The jumbo arrived in South Asia 11 hours after picking up eight cheetahs from Windhoek, Namibia. A long time coming The flight marked a landmark occasion for India....

Post
Water management needs more than dams

Water management needs more than dams

Dams may appear tor make immediate sense, but canalizing all our rivers will not provide permanent protection This may sound ironic, but floods killed hundreds of people in a semi-arid, drought-prone district of Sindh and Balochistan this year. A replete dam usually brings a smile to farmers who begin cultivating paddy because canals provide ample...

Post
The rise and rise of water desalination in Saudi Arabia

The rise and rise of water desalination in Saudi Arabia

The future of water desalination in Saudi Arabia looks promising and challenging simultaneously Water desalination in Saudi Arabia has doubled over the past decade to reach 2.2 billion cubic meters in 2021, up from 1.1 billion cubic meters per year in 2010, thanks to a major overhaul of some existing plants and the introduction of...

Post
Pakistan’s first Vertical Forest & Luxury Apartment Complex

Pakistan’s first Vertical Forest & Luxury Apartment Complex

Forest V is a switch to sustainable thinking in engineering climate-smart and energy-efficient buildings. The world has changed, warmer by a few degrees and Pakistan needs to urgently rethink the future of real estate and urban planning across the rapid urbanisation currently under way in urban and sub urban cities of Pakistan. Building codes and...

Post
Pakistan Floods & Climate Security: Rethinking Comprehensive National Security

Pakistan Floods & Climate Security: Rethinking Comprehensive National Security

Pakistan might need to reconsider the way it perceives climate change and climate action on a political level By Ameera Adil, Faraz Haider The ongoing floods in Pakistan devastated communities and the country’s infrastructure and economy. The rising frequency of floods, extreme rainfall, and heatwaves has moved climate change from a theoretical discussion point to a palpable...

Post
Aid pours into Pakistan; deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark

Aid pours into Pakistan; deaths from floods cross 1,200 mark

More than 33 million people are affected — one in every seven Pakistanis — and reconstruction work will cost more than $10 billion. Planes carrying fresh supplies are surging across a humanitarian air bridge to flood-ravaged Pakistan as the death toll surged past 1,200, officials said Friday, with families and children at special risk of...