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Environment and life

In a fast-changing world where development is linked to technology and decision-making is influenced by social media, it is important to take cognizance of non-traditional threats to human security and…

Environmental degradation

There is the Cerrejon thermal coal mine in Colombia -- jointly owned by Glencore and two other transnational companies, BHP and Anglo American -- whose expansion over the past 40…

Bitcoin and the environment

The year 2009 was declared by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) as the then second warmest year on record. The same year, the world’s first bitcoin was…

Universities working on harassment-free environment

Two major institutes of higher education from Islamabad and Dera Ismael Khan - Bahria University and Gomal University participated in a three-day residential training organized by Mehergarh: A Centre for…

Who will protect the environment?

As the pandemic continues to ravage through state after state, affecting millions of people, another catastrophe seems to be haunting humanity. This emerging threat – environmental disasters – is not…

Economics and environment

The major issue with theories of social sciences is their rather broad generalisations. They have been developed by looking at the general behaviour rather than how individuals behave. These theories…

The Environmental Calamity

The environmental calamity

Current conditions represent a political emergency of sorts, meaning that ways of solving environmental and social problems will either be worked out or circumstances, led by the environment, will assume…

The iron gets hotter

As these lines are being written, the Islamabad High Court has rejected Asif Zardari and Faryal Talpur's plea for extension of bail in the fake accounts case. Theoretically, this clears…

Environmental Catastrophe

Environmental catastrophe

Restoring the planet to health is the major need of the time; together with a shift in lifestyles, this requires economic systemic change and a reorientation of political priorities. Knowing…