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Scorching heat

ANEESA Abdul Sattar knows how to keep cool to reduce thermal stress — drink plenty of water and bathe. Yet both these measures are beyond her. She lives in that…

Oceans deserve to be protected

The future growth of countries depends upon competitiveness, innovations, skills and productivity and all these, in turn, rely on education. Educating people that changes call for innovation and innovation leads…

Overusing insecticide

Planting season for corn and soybeans across the US will begin as soon as March in Southern states and then move north. As farmers plant, they will deploy vast quantities…

Future in our hands

Geologists have classified most epochs in Earth’s history according to fossils, radiometric dating and composition of the strata. The widely endorsed label for our current era, the Anthropocene, describes the…

Water sustainability in Pakistan – II

Waste discharge into drains and rivers has resulted into deteriorating water quality According to a study, 50 million people in the country are at risk of arsenic poisoning from contaminated…

Water sustainability in Pakistan – I

The following are excerpts from State Bank of Pakistan's annual report "The State of Pakistan's Economy" 2016-17: 7.1 Overview Water is a crucial resource for the livelihood of people and sustained…

The polluter pays

Environmentalists have welcomed the Islamabad High Court’s landmark ruling on the fate of Margalla Hills National Park (MHNP). The bold and unprecedented judgment felt improbable at first, but the much-needed…

BD’s growth and Pakistan’s prospects

According to the IMF’s latest estimation, the growth of India’s gross domestic product (GDP) will witness a contraction of over 10% this year. A striking development in contrast to this…