Get water shoes? climate change heightens ‘flood risk’ in Pakistan

Guest Contribution: Ahmad Ahsan Torrential downpours flooded huge swaths of Northern Pakistan in July; leading to nearly 50 deaths and damage and destruction to residences, infrastructure, and crops. These rains came atop the monsoon season, which historically has been the harbinger of flooding for decades. Over to the East, monsoon fueled storms and floods haveContinue reading “Get water shoes? climate change heightens ‘flood risk’ in Pakistan”

Can a living lab foster climate resilience in Punjab?

Pakistan faces a major climate change challenge. A concerted effort by the government and civil society at all levels is required to mitigate these threats. In the last 50 years, the annual mean temperature in Pakistan has increased by roughly 0.5°C. The number of heat wave days per year has increased nearly fivefold in theContinue reading “Can a living lab foster climate resilience in Punjab?”

The surprising solution to ocean plastic

Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage — which is then sorted, shreddedContinue reading “The surprising solution to ocean plastic”

Winter is coming! A Sad Irony according to Jon Snow

“Winter is coming” may be the tagline for HBO’s Game of Thrones, but the actor who plays Jon Snow finds it “terrifying” that where they film, ice is vanishing. The award-winning HBO fantasy — which Time magazine calls “the biggest and most popular show in the world” — has its seventh season premiere July 16. Time interviewed actor KitContinue reading “Winter is coming! A Sad Irony according to Jon Snow”

Pakistan has planted a billion trees in just 2 years!

A province in Pakistan has planted a billion trees in just two years as part of an effort to restore forests wiped out by decades of felling and natural disasters such as floods. The project – dubbed Billion Tree Tsunami – aims to slow down the effects of global warming in Pakistan which ranks inContinue reading “Pakistan has planted a billion trees in just 2 years!”

Black forest- Sustainable Travel Experience

  The Black Forest is Germany’s biggest nature park The Black Forest, with its vast forests, open mountain heights and peaks with grandiose views, its deep and mysterious cirque lakes and charming valleys, is a popular destination for holidaymakers and visitors. Unspoilt landscapes, nowadays rare in Germany, characterize this unique and varied part of the countryContinue reading “Black forest- Sustainable Travel Experience”