December 2019 Contents

Vol.17  No.04

Cover Story

The air pollution disaster in Pakistan

Air quality is rapidly deteriorating across Pakistan which has leads to regular episodes of heavy fog and smog, as well as heavy health impacts, especially around the Lahore city. What are the reasons and sustainable solutions to this hazy menace? (more)

Biodiversity

Are snakes of any use?   

The most feared animal that instills terror in man’s mind — the snake — is a friend of mankind, not an enemy. It sounds odd, but it is true. There is no record, whatsoever by anyone in Pakistan where a snake rushed at a human being and bit him. (more)

Gardening

Why should we go organic?

Our country is rich with the traditional knowledge of “organic” gardening and farming.  Although the word organic may mean different things in different countries, our focus is on the very basic farming methods without the use of any chemical or artificially manufactured fertilizers, pesticides, or the like.  (more)

SN Plantation

SN continues National Plantation Year

Subh-e-Nau, in its pledge for a cleaner, greener Pakistan conducted a plantation event on Earth Day. (more)

Safety First

Minimizing Occupational Health and Safety Hazards at Work

No occupation in the world is risk-free, this includes office work, much like life itself is unsafe. Here are some ways to minimize the fears and risks that can come with a regular job.  (more)

Eco-living

7 Green Living Tips for Winter

With these green living tips, you won’t have to sacrifice your creature comforts this winter. (more)

Sustainability Science

Go with the flow

How do you store renewable energy so it’s there when you need it, even when the sun isn’t shining, or the wind isn’t blowing? (more)

Health

Smoothies for health 

Smoothies are quite in vogue these days, and indeed some are more filled with health than others. (more)

 

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