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Amid 'air apocalypse', mask-clad Lahore looks for answers

29 Nov 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When black smoke from burning rice stubble in nearby India swept into Lahore - one of Pakistan's largest and wealthiest cities - earlier this month, outraged residents declared an "air apocalypse" and the provincial government shut down schools.

Carrier bag spat erupts as Islamabad moves to ban plastic

22 Aug 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When inspectors showed up to investigate reports that a popular Islamabad take-out restaurant was flaunting the city’s new plastic bag ban this week, the response was less than contrite.

FEATURE-Carrier bag spat erupts as Islamabad moves to ban plastic

22 Aug 2019

ISLAMABAD, Aug 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When inspectors showed up to investigate reports that a popular Islamabad take-out restaurant was flaunting the city’s new plastic bag ban this week, the response was less than contrite.

Pakistan races to protect mountain villages from runaway glaciers

30 May 2019

HUNZA, Pakistan (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A menacing black glacier is bulldozing its way down a valley in northern Pakistan, threatening to cut off a vital road link to China and blocking melt-water that could flood villages below.

FEATURE-Pakistan races to protect mountain villages from runaway glaciers

30 May 2019

HUNZA, Pakistan, May 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A menacing black glacier is bulldozing its way down a valley in northern Pakistan, threatening to cut off a vital road link to China and blocking melt-water that could flood villages below.

In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.  

FEATURE-In battle with 'land mafia', Pakistan targets win for forests and climate

21 Mar 2019

ISLAMABAD, March 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is aiming to fight climate change and pollution by planting trees on government land clawed back from politically connected landlords who have illegally profited from it for years.

As Lahore chokes on winter smog, Pakistan moves to cut air pollution

07 Jan 2019

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.

FEATURE-As Lahore chokes on winter smog, Pakistan moves to cut air pollution

07 Jan 2019

LAHORE, Pakistan, Jan 7 (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.

FEATURE-In Pakistan, a high mountain water pipe brings a bonus: peace

17 Sep 2018

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.

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