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Population of Indus River Dolphins Increasing, but Threats Still Remain: WWF

Population of Indus River Dolphins Increasing, but Threats Still Remain: WWF

Successful community-based conservation initiatives have contributed to significant expansion of the endangered Indus River dolphin, says a survey published by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) on Thursday. The report adds that these river dwellers, one of the world’s rarest mammals and …Continue reading

Dust in Lahore Contaminated With Harmful Levels of Pesticides, Study Finds

Dust in areas surrounding pesticide manufacturing units and farmland in Lahore contains harmful levels of pesticide pollution, a study done jointly by researchers at Quaid-e-Azam University and Lancaster University has found. Farmers, factory workers and residents of such areas are exposed to …Continue reading

Planting Trees Cannot Replace Cutting Carbon Dioxide Emissions, Scientists Say

A new study argues that a singular focus on planting trees will not help in keeping global warming to well below two degrees celsius above the pre-industrial levels. To ensure that global temperature remains under this safe limit, the signatories to the …Continue reading

Digital Sectors of Pakistani, Chinese Economies ‘to Continue Upward Trajectory’

The digital sectors of Pakistani and Chinese economies are set to see major growth in the coming years, suggest separate studies released recently. With China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) well underway, growth in digital sectors of both countries is set to strengthen efforts …Continue reading

Brain Development in 17 Million Infants at Risk Due to Air Pollution

Nearly 17 million infants live in areas where air pollution is six times higher than international limits, forcing them to breathe toxic air and putting their brain development at risk. A statement issued by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Thursday …Continue reading

US Scientists Discover New Drug That Spurs Cancer Cells to Self-Destruct

An experimental drug PAC-1 has been cleared in the United States for clinical trial of patients diagnosed with anaplastic astrocytoma, a rare malignant brain tumor, and glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive late-stage cancer of the brain. Veterinary oncologist Dr. Timothy Fan and chemistry …Continue reading

MITEF Startup School Concludes

A five-week Startup School organised by MIT Enterprise Forum (MITEF) Pakistan and Information Technology University (ITU) concluded on Monday. The school provided a platform to entrepreneurs to refine their skills and build their business ideas through classes and one-on-one mentorship sessions with …Continue reading