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Punjab orders closure of brick kilns to overcome smog

It shoots up brick prices by Rs1500-2000

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November 20, 2019


Watch: Day two of the Karachi Biennale art exhibition

Installations set up at Bin Qasim park

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October 28, 2019


Karachi marathon encourages people to ‘say no to plastic’

Shehroz Sabzwari and Shaniera Akram attended the event too

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October 28, 2019


Over 100 Malaysian schools shut after toxic waste dump

Over 500 people, many of them children, have received medical treatment

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March 14, 2019


Air pollution: Why Karachi struggles to breathe

Karachi is one of the world’s most polluted cities

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February 21, 2019


Karachi’s AFOHS air quality suffers because of Baloch Colony flyover

Korangi factories add to emissions

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January 15, 2019


How to get through a smog-filled day in Pakistan

Some tips to keep you safe and healthy

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December 24, 2018


Pregnant? 5 things you need to know if breathing in Pakistan 

Tiny particles in the air put you and your baby, children at risk

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December 10, 2018


6,000 endangered fish die during construction of ‘green’ resort in China

The Chinese sturgeon is nearly extinct due to pollution, overfishing and the construction of massive dams

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November 23, 2018


The return of smog could mean even more air pollution for Lahore

There are always chances of smog in November and December, according to the Met department

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November 8, 2018


Polluted air is like death sentence, says Indian doctor

Smog kills more than one million Indians every year

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November 5, 2018


Smog engulfs Lahore once again

Rain is expected on Nov 1

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October 30, 2018


Flushed contact lenses are big source of microplastic pollution

Contact lenses that are flushed down the toilet or dropped in sink drains contribute vastly to microplastic pollution in the oceans, researchers warned Monday

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August 21, 2018


Residents of Gujranwala just want their issues resolved

Citizen Furqanul Haq speaks about the issues in his constituency NA-82 Gujranwala. Former minister Khurram Dastagir was elected from the constituency, previously NA-96, twice, while Kazi Hameedullah of the MMA has been elected to the National Assembly from the area before. Problems in the area include poor sanitation, air pollution from factories making it difficult…

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July 7, 2018


Dust storms drag New Delhi air quality back to dangerous levels

Air quality in New Delhi plummeted to a dangerous level on Wednesday, putting residents at risk, mainly due to dust storms from western India, a senior official at the pollution control board said. The air quality index, which measures the concentration of poisonous particulate matter in the air, hit the “severe” level of 445, on…

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June 13, 2018


Bad air day: Indian city chokes on world’s worst pollution

Soot turned the white handkerchief around Abhash Kumar Sharma’s face to black as the police officer tried to direct gridlocked traffic in the Indian city with the world’s dirtiest air. It was all he had to ward off the pollution blamed for filling Kanpur’s hospital beds with growing numbers of chronic lung and cancer cases….

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June 5, 2018


Plastic wasteland: Asia’s ocean pollution crisis

A Vietnamese mangrove draped with polythene, a whale killed after swallowing waste bags in Thai seas and clouds of underwater trash near Indonesian “paradise” islands — grim images of the plastic crisis that has gripped Asia. About eight million tonnes of plastic waste are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, the equivalent of one…

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June 5, 2018


Toxic seawater causing skin diseases in Karachi

The seawater at Karachi’s Clifton beach has become toxic. It’s causing skin diseases, according to a study by Pakistan Council of Research in Water Resources. The sun-kissed Clifton beach is being polluted, with sewage water directly discharged into the sea through two major sewage nullahs. But thousands of citizens daily visit the beach without knowing…

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May 20, 2018


6 things you should know about asthma in Pakistan

PHOTO: FILE Asthma is one of the most common problems affecting Pakistanis, thanks to the rising pollution levels Inflamed airways of the lungs result in asthma and related breathing difficulties. Dr Javed Hasan appeared in our programme, Naya Din, Tuesday morning. He specialises in chest-related diseases and works at the South City Hospital. Our team…

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March 20, 2018


Lead poisoning may hasten death for millions in US: study

PARIS: Persistent, low-level exposure to lead over decades is statistically linked to some 400,000 premature deaths in the United States each year, far more than previously thought, researchers said Monday. Compared to people with little or no lead in their blood, those with high levels — at least 6.7 milligrammes per decilitre (mg/dl) — were…

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March 13, 2018


Norway boasts of huge ratio of electric cars

OSLO: Electric or hybrid vehicles accounted for more than half of all new cars sold in Norway last year, official data showed on Wednesday, confirming the country’s pioneering role in carbon-free transport. Zero-emission, mainly all-electric as well as a few hydrogen-powered cars, accounted for 20.9 percent of total sales in 2017, while hybrid vehicles accounted…

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January 3, 2018

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