Environment

The environmental cost of doing business

February 16, 2019

When the dinosaurs roamed the Earth, they sometimes left permanent footprints on land. Today this offers archaeologists a glimpse into their lives and plenty of insight to fill history books. But these footprints are nothing more than depressions on earth. The impact that these giant creatures left on the planet pales in comparison to the […]

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Holding manufacturers accountable for plastic waste

November 17, 2018

With the rise of 3D printing technology, we are going to see a boom in the products made by using plastic. According to one estimate, plastic will probably outweigh all marine life by the year 2050

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Adopting solar energy — easier said than done

October 20, 2018

Pakistan continues to face electricity shortages of upto 6,000 MW but residential consumers have yet to embrace renewable energy sources even though there are many economic benefits on the table. For an average consumer, solar and wind power are just options. What matters most is the output; the final product

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The urban jungle — taking it literally

September 23, 2018

Some scientists argue that trees have feelings and they can even feel pain. Imagine if they could scream: their cries would be heard echoing across much of Pakistan, where tens of thousands of trees are obliterated every year to pave way for concrete jungles. But trees do not scream; on the contrary, they absorb noise […]

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Let us become environmentalists

July 29, 2018

The literary arts have long romanticised the beauty and splendour of nature’s most valuable gifts: cherry blossoms blooming with pink hue, soothing aroma of rain, cool ocean breeze, and so on and forth. But, literary praises like these are at risk of running dry. Today we hear tales of climate change that constantly seem to […]

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