Environment

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Poor land management, outdated irrigation system cause floods

Large number of dams is the  answer Tanvir Siddiqi Islamabad: Global warming with consequential climate change might be one explanation for Pakistan’s devastating floods, but scientists believe poor land management and outdated irrigation systems are also to blame for the devastation caused by the worst floods in the country’s history. […]


Lahore being labeled most polluted city across country 1

* Industrial units stuck in residential areas causing land, air pollution * Factories also causing difficulties for city planners to provide basic facilities * Many rubber, steel industries discharging untreated effluent into River Ravi By Afnan Khan LAHORE: The cultural metropolis is being labeled the country’s most polluted city, as […]


New thinking on public parks

Ahmad Rafay Alam The Supreme Court and the High Courts have always been the protectors of parks and green spaces. Recently, the Supreme Court had a wholesale shopping market in Karachi agree to relocate after finding that the land it occupied was originally meant for public space. The Supreme Court […]


Industrialisation, mounting pollution threaten Lahore

By Ali Raza LAHORE: Rapidly increasing industrialization and commercialisation has turned the provincial metropolis — once known as the City of Gardens — into one of the most polluted cities in the country. Even residential localities are not safe from increasing trends of commercialization and industrialization because many industrial zones, […]


Islamabad the cleanest city

According to a recent Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan, almost equal percentage of respondents claimed to like Lahore and Islamabad (33 per cent each), while Karachi is liked by 18 per cent of the respondents. Islamabad is the cleanest city according to the majority (65 per […]


Ice study has good and bad news for planet

A study of Greenland’s icesheet has revealed that a vast store of planet-warming methane appears to be more stable than thought, easing fears of a rapid rise in temperatures, a scientist has said. Methane is about 25 times more powerful at trapping heat in the atmosphere than carbon dioxide (CO2) […]