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Political parties in bliss of ignorance on climate

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LAHORE: Pakistan ranks seventh on the list of countries most vulnerable to climate change, claimed environmental experts on Friday. They termed the situation as an alarming one which needed immediate attention. Perhaps even more alarmingly, only one of the national-level political parties seemed to pay significant attention to the subject in its manifesto. This was revealed […]


Crabbing in mangroves no better than fishing in troubled waters

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HYDERABAD: It is true that rough seas make good sailors but they also make bad fishermen as hostile weather conditions not only make it impossible for the latter to catch their livelihoods but also pose a risk to their lives. The changing sea weather patterns, rising mercury, and strong winds have forced marine fishermen to […]


Ailing peafowls: Wildlife dept claims hype being created over death toll

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KARACHI: After the death of more than 300 ailing peafowls in Thar since February due to Newcastle disease, officials of wildlife department have become active, claiming that the actual figure of the deaths is only 72. The teams have started operating in various areas of Mithi, Diplo, Nangarparkar, Islamkot and Chachhro to protect the peafowls from […]


Together we’re cutting climate and disaster risks

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It’s a simple fact that as we continue to pump record levels of greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere we are ramping up disaster risk around the globe now and for generations to come. It goes with the sobering reality of warming and rising seas and widespread changes in the Earth’s systems that are influencing […]


Consultative workshop on climate change held

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A consultative workshop was held here at the Government College University Lahore on Friday in collaboration with Ministry of Climate Change, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEF) and the university’s Environment Protection Society (EPS) to devise strategies and recommendations to integrate concepts, principles and values of sustainable consumption and production in tertiary education curricula and raise […]


WWF unearths online animal trade nexus

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LAHORE: An undercover survey by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) unearthed 14 social media sites and as many Facebook pages actively involved in the illegal sale of wildlife in Pakistan. On Thursday, WWF-Pakistan has unveiled a report titled An Assessment of the Scale of Illegal Wildlife Trade in Pakistan. The report is part of a larger […]


Call to revive annual winter fowl survey

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KARACHI: Almost all migratory birds are hunted in Pakistan. Continued killing of these birds for many years has led to a steep decline in the number of some species, stated the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) in a message on the eve of World Migratory Birds Day, emphasising the need for steps to conserve […]


Mango may bear the brunt of climate change

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LAHORE: The country’s mango production will considerably drop this year, as the climate change factor has badly affected a majority of fruit farms and orchards, lowering the yield especially in southern parts of Punjab. Since Pakistan’s last year mango production was reported to be 1.7 million ton with two-third and one-third share of Punjab and […]


Hundreds of trees chopped for metro bus in Islamabad

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ISLAMABAD: As Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif broke ground on the Peshawar Morr-New Islamabad International Airport section of the Metro Bus on Saturday, nearby work continued on removing obstacles in the path of this progress: dozens of trees. According to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) study of the MBS project conducted by the National Engineering Services Pakistan […]


Dust pollution leading cause of rise in asthma in Karachi

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KARACHI: Increased dust pollution due to road repair/construction is creating serious health problems for asthma patients, as a large number of them are reporting to hospitals, said health experts on Monday. Prolonged exposure to polluted air was a leading cause of asthma, said the experts while speaking to Dawn on the eve of World Asthma […]


Oil refinery creating environmental hazards

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LAHORE – An oil refinery, Sheikh Brothers Lubricants, has been creating environmental and health hazards for the residents of Syednagar village adjacent to Alipur Chattha district Gujranwala, for the last one decade. The issue was taken up with the Environment Protection Agency several times, it is still unresolved for the reasons that the EPA officials […]


Mangroves planted to mark Earth Day

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Mangroves were planted at a joint event to celebrate Earth Day was held at Khipranwala Island near the coast of Karachi on Saturday. The event was a joint collaboration of Mera Karachi, Caritas Pakistan, Sindh Forest Department, FARD LSO Rehri, International Union for Conservation of Nature [IUCN] Commission on Ecosystem Management and Mangroves for Future. […]


Rain, hailstorm ruin crop, infrastructure

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SIALKOT-Widespread rain, windstorm and hailstorm on Saturday lashed the entire Sialkot region bringing respite to the heat-stricken people but damaged the wheat crops over thousands of acres and basic infrastructure here on Saturday. Dozens of roadside trees were uprooted and fell on the main roads in Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial , Pasrur and surrounding areas badly […]


Hottest April ever recorded

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LAHORE – Plains of the country including Lahore sizzled in severe heat wave on Wednesday with experts predicting the harsh weather conditions to persist during the next 2-3 days. Large scale loadshedding and water shortage multiplied miseries of heat stricken people, especially in big cities including Lahore. Unusual rise in mercury level has broken years […]