Environment

February, 2018

  • 17 February

    Walnut Trees in Pakistan’s Chitral Destroyed for A Transmission Line

    Locals allege that a transmission line has led to the destruction of thousands of trees, including protected walnut species, without proper permission, as a power plant comes up in Chitral.

  • 11 February

    Will the Olympics’ Green Makeover Have Lasting Effects

    The Olympic Games are an ideal venue to showcase new ideas to world. In a world where reducing carbon emissions is a priority, could the Olympics be doing more?

  • 11 February

    CPEC: Beware of Thieves

    Pakistani political parties probably need to agree on a new social contract around Pak-China friendship. Guided by the grand political consensus on relations with China, this contract should envisage remedies for problems that are arising out of the business and investment activity, argues one analyst.

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    Creating A Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.

  • 25 December

    Climate-driven Migration in Africa

    The total absence of European policies to address climate-driven migration from Africa is deeply concerning.

November, 2017

  • 9 November

    If Asia Leads on Climate, the World Will Follow

    China and South Korea could be game changers on climate — and create a more peaceful region in the process.

October, 2017

  • 4 October

    Climate Change And A Dry Kabul Wetland

    The degraded condition of Kabul’s largest wetland area, and its declaration as a heritage site, are emblematic of Afghanistan’s challenges and efforts to save its water resources.

September, 2017

  • 10 September

    How Renewable Energy Will Excel Despite the Trump Admin

    Donald Trump has famously called climate change a hoax. He’s been a bit more ambiguous about his views since he started his presidential campaign, but still seems to lean more on the side of disbelief. His policies certainly don’t place much importance on combating climate change or using more renewable energy. His rhetoric has focused much more on coal and …

August, 2017

  • 24 August

    South Africa: Water is Scarce, But Solutions Can Be Found

    South Africa can look to the arid Israeli model for its water solutions.

July, 2017

  • 12 July

    How Will California Solve Its Public Health Crisis?

    While California has begun to deviate from the traditional coal-fired factories and power plants, managing methane emissions from rangelands and farms should gain a stronger focus.