January 2020 Contents

Vol.17  No.05

Cover Story

2020 and beyond: saving our future from development-driven failures

Our entire generations are at stake from threats from environmental degradation bought about by excessive development and extraction all for short gains. Effective local action such as conservation practices are the need of the hour. Water is a key resource in this regard and starting from 2020 we must save our blue gold with proper conservation practices.  (more)

Biodiversity

Are Lizards Poiosonous?

During the medieval days it was believed that a basilisk, a reptile, was supposed to be the king of serpents and people who saw it, ran for their lives. Are lizards really that dangerous? (more)

Gardening

Mushroom cultivation at home

Fresh mushrooms have become an extremely popular treat here in Pakistan and seasonal mushrooms farms have sprung up all over the country during recent years.  (more)

SN Plantation

SN continues National Plantation Year

International tennis star Aisam ul Haq Qureshi joined the Subh-a-Nau team for tree plantation activities. (more)

Sports

A guide to a proper warm-up

Warming up is the most important and indispensable part of every workout. Thanks to the warm-up, the risk of injuries is significantly less likely to occur, and your performance during your workout will be better. A warm-up takes about 15 minutes. Warmed-up muscles are more efficient, and the major training exercises are easier to perform because the body is prepared for them.  (more)

Safety First

5,4,3,2,1…Boom! — Safety Lessons from 5 most Bizarre Accidents

A famous safety quote from the early 1900s says, “Do not think because an accident hasn’t happened to you that it can’t happen” …and the clock is ticking on the next accident. However, most fatal and costly accidents could have been prevented by following safety rules, so lessons learned from such are important to avoid future accidents.  (more)

Eco-living

How to Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Candles

Candles make a regular presence in our lives: think birthdays and when the power is out. Although they might look pretty and have a lovely smell, often they are letting off toxins. (more)

Sustainability Science

Renewables Are Gaining Traction, but We Need to Be Able to Store the Energy 

The need to store energy from renewables are a key concern and innovations are needed now to enhance existing supply. (more)

Health

Camphor for life 

Camphor is a waxy, flammable, transparent solid with a strong aroma.  (more)

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