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Severe air pollution makes workers less productive, study finds

Severe air pollution makes workers less productive, study finds

Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have completed an extensive study which has revealed that exposure to air pollution over several weeks can reduce employee productivity. Associate Professor Alberto Salvo from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of …Continue reading

Time to act against biodiversity loss is running out, warns UN biodiversity chief

In an interview with The Guardian, the United Nations’ executive secretary of the convention on Biological Diversity Christiana Pașca Palmer has warned that humanity could face extinction if it is unable to stop the accelerating loss of earth’s biodiversity. Terming biodiversity loss …Continue reading

Regional research fund on sea water use for agriculture suggested

Countries situated along the coastal belt in the region need to set up a fund to speed up research on the use of sea water for agriculture, Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal suggested during his address at the opening day …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

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

The Future of Plastic Waste Disposal Could Be a Fungus

A Pakistani researcher has made an  important discovery that could have huge implications for waste management in the country. Dr Sehroon Khan, of World Agroforestry Centre and Kunming Institute of Biology, and his team of researchers have found a fungus in a …Continue reading

Everyday Chemicals May Affect Brain Development, Including Foetal IQ

All vertebrates – from frogs and birds to human beings – require the same thyroid hormone to thrive. Every stage of brain development is modulated by thyroid hormone and, over millions of years, the structure of this critical hormone has remained unchanged. But, increasingly, …Continue reading

Global Stocktake Shows the 43 Greenhouse Gases Driving Global Warming

The most comprehensive collection of atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements, published today, confirms the relentless rise in some of the most important greenhouse gases. The data show that today’s aggregate warming effect of carbon dioxide (CO₂), methane (CH₄) and nitrous oxide (N₂O) is …Continue reading