Rooftop Gardens: Catalyst for Green Cities

Rooftop gardens, also known as green roofs, are vegetative green layer grown on a rooftop of buildings providing greenery, useful products, shade, acoustic benefits as well as remove heat from the air through evapo-transpiration, reducing temperatures of the roof surface and the surrounding air. On hot and humid summer days, the surface temperature of a […]

World Health Day 2016: Beat Diabetes

World Health Day is a global initiative celebrated every year on 7 April to mark the anniversary of establishing World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. The World Health Day is celebrated each year since 1950 to draw worldwide attention to the importance on global health. Each year a subject is taken to raise awareness on […]

Marine Litter, Plastics and Our Responsibility

Marine litter is a major environmental problem that is being faced around the world, especially by small island developing countries. The litter is generated due to fishing boats, trawlers and industries located near to the shores. Up to 80% of all marine litter in our oceans consist of plastic and from the land based activities […]

Climate Change and Public Health

Climate change is now a major universal challenge and needs urgent attention. The impacts of climate change are not only restricted to the physical and climatological events like changing weather patterns, heavy rainfalls, floods, hurricanes, droughts, wildfires, heat stress, food and water shortages etc. but also has a major impact on individual and public health. Climate change is severely affecting […]

Tips for a Green Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has evolved into a multibillion-dollar industry. Shopping centres and malls are filled with red coloured roses, unique flowers and many type of specialized gifts. In addition, special chocolates are made along with celebrity food and soft drinks are also consumed. It is estimated that over one billion valentine cards are sent globally which when […]

Towards a Green Eid

Eid, like other local, national and religious festivals have a major impact on the environment. Extra food, drinks and clothes are made, used and consumed. People spend huge amount of money in buying these items. Visiting public places, malls and entertainment location cause massive littering. The environmental consideration of Eid is often being neglected and […]

Heat Impacts of Climate Change

2016 was the hottest year in world’s history. The strong El Niño marched forward in 2016, raising the possibility that 2017 will again set a global temperature record. The El Niño pattern is also disturbing the circulation of the atmosphere, contributing to worldwide weather extremes that may include a drought in many countries, threatening the […]

Towards a Green New Year

With the advent of the New Year, we always plan what main tasks we will be doing this year and what we will try to achieve. While main thrust of such resolutions are on education, health, experience, finances, housing, travel, holiday, love and entertainment but a main aspect we should be targeting is ‘protecting the […]