LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - At his house on busy Mall Road in Lahore, environmental lawyer Rafay Alam runs three air purifiers around the clock, keeps his windows shut and stuffs towels into the gaps under his doors.
SIKSA, Pakistan, Sept 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) -
When a pipeline was installed last year to bring spring water
and snowmelt to this village of 500 households in northern
Pakistan, it brought something else as well: peace.
ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with cricket legend Imran Khan as prime minister, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change.
ISLAMABAD, June 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan's
water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months:
levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals
mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the
commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants.
GWADAR, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - For over a decade, Pakistani officials have dreamed of transforming the small but strategically located fishing port of Gwadar into a duty-free port and free economic zone – Pakistan’s answer to Dubai.
ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Climate change is causing glaciers around the world to melt, raising the risk of flooding and other problems. But residents of a remote area of Pakistan face floods for the opposite reason – their glaciers are growing.
KHUNJERAB PASS, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - This border outpost on the Karakoram Highway, slashed through the glacier-strewn Karakoram mountains to join China and Pakistan by road, boasts a new world record: It has the world’s highest automated bank teller machine.
ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As Pakistan’s cricketing hero turned politician Imran Khan considers a run for prime minister, his party’s record in his home province – especially the success of a widely touted reforestation initiative – is raising speculation that he might turn green advances into political advantage.
ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistan is beginning to reap the benefits of Chinese investment in renewable energy infrastructure, with the opening of the first wind power project constructed as part of the huge China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, aimed at overhauling the country’s transport and energy systems.
ISLAMABAD, May 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Solar
energy production in Pakistan is poised to take off - just as
the South Asian country is ramping up coal production to help
plug a crippling power crisis, energy experts say.