Stories for: Rina Saeed Khan

Going hungry

Seven years in the making, a new report on climate change warns of food crises, global destabilisation.

Survival of the most informed

With climate change a reality, communications systems have to be built to keep the people informed.

A preventable tragedy

As global average temperatures rise, scientific models indicate that human society will suffer increased ...

The changing monsoons

The Asian summer monsoon, which brings heavy rainfall from June to September across China, Bangladesh, India,...

The skin off their backs

Last month around a dozen activists from the NGO Concerned Citizens against Animal Cruelty protested outside ...

Earthly matters: A prescription for disaster

Climate change conferences in Pakistan are usually organised by NGOs, both local and international, and most of them...

Earthly matters: Can Pakistan’s forests be saved?

We all know that forests act as carbon sinks; trees absorb carbon while they are growing, and store it while they ...

Earthly matters: 2013 — Not a good year for the climate

The year 2013 was an important and worrying one when it comes to climate change, because the UN’s global body of...

Justice: both delayed and denied

It has now been nine months since Parveen Rehman, the Director of the world-famous Orangi Pilot Project in Karachi,...

Fresh from the fields

Sure, an apple a day may keep the doctor away ... but not if that apple has been sprayed with enough pesticide to...

When in Rome ...

For those development practitioners who have to work in complex and insecure environments like those of the ...

Towards a solar subcontinent

Pakistan’s vast renewable energy potential remains largely untapped for a mixture of reasons: political...

Earthly matters: Burning down our house

Scientists from around the world are today telling us that we need to cut the emissions of greenhouse gases (mainly...

Earthly matters: Educating people on their right to education

Under constitutional changes introduced in April 2010, education has now become a right for all Pakistanis under the...

World running out of emissions space

“India and Pakistan might have their differences, but when it comes to climate change they are on the same ...

Of black carbon and brown clouds

A conference highlighting “Italian science and cooperation at the shadow of K-2”, took place in Islamabad this...

From victims to saviours

Whether it is tragedy in the form of coastal flooding or disaster in the form of fire in a drought stricken area —...

Dammed if you do

Pakistan is one of the most arid countries in the world; most of its water supply comes from the Indus system, which...

Rain, rain go away

In 2010, Pakistan was listed as the number one country in the world affected by climate related disasters.

Model early warning system in Mansehra

The recent floods in Pakistan, which have again caused so much damage have highlighted the urgent need for early...

Opinion

Misguided optimism

Late call for unity

Politics as parody

Piety and cheating

Editorial

Sectarian violence

Gilgit-Baltistan alienation

Fatah-Hamas unity

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