Browsing: Ecology

This section is a window to the happenings and challenges that Jammu and Kashmir’s fragile ecology faces. It tackles water bodies, forests, flora and fauna, wild life, weather and impact of developmental activities on mother nature.

Stable When the Earth Trembled

Screams and wails of mourning filled the air as panicked residents ran for their lives when a massive earthquake hit Indian Kashmir Saturday, killing or wounding hundreds.

Plundering Heritage And Future

Famous Saffron fields of Kashmir have been under an onslaught. Shams Irfan investigates the archaeological diversity hidden underneath the spice fields, and their…

Wetland versus Sports field

A concerned citizen and a passionate lover of his immediate environment has stood up to powerful politicians and vested interests…


Lakhs of tourists are visiting Kashmir besides the half a million Amarnath pilgrims. However, the unregulated and badly managed affair…

Losing sheen

The fresh water resources of Kashmir valley are under serious threat as glaciers that feed have vanished or are receding…

Drought storm

In Pakistan IFTIKHAR GILANI finds why water issue is upping the ante against India along with the longstanding Kashmir issue.…

Living dangerously

Timber smuggling is a lucrative but risky business. Many young men have lost their lives while smuggling timber. Hamidullah Dar explores…

Weather blues

Subnormal temperatures are making the summer pleasant but crops are bearing the brunt. Haroon Mirani reports on the threats of…

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