The bitter reality of sweet candies

Guest Contributor: Amna Haq Candies, the mere mention reminds us of all sweet things. These sweet delightful delicacies are irresistible even for adults. But what we often overlook is the fact that these tiny, sugary, crystals in fact contains toxins in various forms, be it artificial flavorings, food color or the pigments in wrapper. CandiesContinue reading “The bitter reality of sweet candies”

Children Who Play Outdoors Are More Likely To Protect Nature As Adults

Want to protect nature, curb pollution, and slow climate change? It is as easy as telling your children to go play outdoors according to a study from the University of British Columbia. Trevor Nace observes for Forbes. //  

Investing in a cleaner way to feed a hungry world

  A blog post by: Richard Branson, English business magnate, investor and philanthropist. There are many issues that impact upon climate change, but few as negatively as livestock. It’s estimated that livestock produces 18 per cent of all “man-made” greenhouse gas emissions – making it a bigger contributor to global warming and environmental degradation than allContinue reading “Investing in a cleaner way to feed a hungry world”

Inspiring life of Ruth Pfau – the Savior of Leprosy Patients

A symbol of selfness Dr. Ruth Katharina Martha Pfau was a German nun who dedicated her life to eradicating Leprosy in Pakistan and has been called Pakistan’s ‘Mother Teresa’. Dr. Ruth Pfau was born on 9 September 1929, in Leipzig Germany was fourth of five daughters. During World War II as a teenager she barelyContinue reading “Inspiring life of Ruth Pfau – the Savior of Leprosy Patients”

Household and ambient air pollution in South Asia Region

Around 3 billion people still heat their homes and cook using solid fuels (that is, using wood, crop wastes, charcoal, coal or dung) in open fires and leaky stoves. The use of such inefficient fuels and technologies leads to high levels of household air pollution. In 2012, such household air pollution caused 4.3 million deathsContinue reading “Household and ambient air pollution in South Asia Region”