Showing posts from April 29, 2024

Islam about Environment Protection.

Aqib Ul Ahad Wani,  Bisma Yousuf Islam has a rich history of emphasizing the importance of preserving the environment and conserving natural resources. The global environmental problem is one of the most urgent challenges we face today, impacting not only our generation but also future ones. Photo by  Rob Morton  on  Unsplash Whales are being found dead with stomachs filled with hundreds of pounds of plastic, while microplastics saturate rainwater. Additionally, clean water is a scarce resource for many individuals worldwide. Moreover, we are currently facing the most devastating extinction event since the age of dinosaurs. Research suggests that one out of every five species becomes extinct annually. Scientists now estimate that the rate of extinction is between 1000 to 10,000 times higher than the average. Consequently, multiple species are lost every day, leading to a rapid decline in our planet's biodiversity. Photo by  Karsten W├╝rth  on  Unsplash So, what is the Islamic faith’

Understanding the Increasing Flooding Risks in Kashmir: Causes, Impacts, and Solutions.

 Ahmad Ayaz ✉ In recent years, Kashmir has witnessed a concerning trend of increased flooding, even with minimal rainfall. This phenomenon has led to the submergence of many areas, including critical national highways. This article aims to delve into the technical aspects of these flooding events, their causes, impacts, and potential solutions. Causes of Flooding One of the primary causes of flooding in Kashmir is the conversion of agricultural lands for non-agricultural purposes. This land-use change has resulted in the filling of water bodies and tributaries, reducing the capacity of stormwater absorption. As a result, even short periods of rainfall lead to inundation, affecting both urban and rural areas. The Role of Land Use Policies The conversion of agricultural lands for real estate businesses is often driven by individual interests and land mafias. However, the liberal legislative measures regarding land use and the lack of proper checks by authorities have also contributed to

Why Weather is Erratic in Kashmir?

Younus M. Bhatt ✉ Kashmir, situated in the northern part of the Indian subcontinent, holds a strategic position, bordered by India, Pakistan, and China. It boasts diverse geographical features, encompassing lush valleys, towering mountain ranges, and tranquil lakes. While Kashmir is renowned as a tourist hotspot, it is also notorious for its erratic weather patterns. These patterns can change dramatically within brief intervals. This unpredictability impacts numerous aspects of life in the region, ranging from agriculture and tourism to transportation and daily routines. Unpredictability The climate in Kashmir ranges from subtropical ( hot, humid summers and mild, dry winters)  to alpine (cold, high elevation), influenced by altitude and season. Lower regions experience warmer temperatures affected by the Indian monsoon, while higher altitudes see colder conditions with winter snowfall. This climatic diversity leads to varying weather patterns across different zones, adding to the re