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Heatwave similar to 2015 expected in Karachi this year

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KARACHI: The director of the Karachi health office has issued an alert to hospitals for heatwave, saying that the situation this year will be similar to the one in 2015, in which hundreds of people lost their lives due to escalating temperatures. The notice reads that since the unprecedented heatwave in Karachi in 2015 claimed the […]


Fearing a 2015-like heatwave this summer, hospitals put on high alert

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Fearing that there could be a severe heatwave in Karachi and other parts of the province this summer similar to the one in June 2015 which had killed over 3,000 people in the city, health authorities have put all public hospitals in Sindh on high alert after the weather turned unexpectedly hot in Karachi and […]


Plan set to seek $40bn for adaptation of climate change

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ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Climate Change sets an ambitious plan of seeking some $40 billion from international community and donors working for adaptation and mitigation of the climate change to reduce carbon emissions in the country by 20 percent. An official of the ministry told Business Recorder here on Monday that the government had been effectively […]


Govt passes climate change act, reviving hopes and scepticism

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s parliament has passed a climate change bill that officials promise “will fast-track measures needed to implement actions on the ground” in a country that has so far lagged on climate action. The new law establishes a policy-making Climate Change Council, along with a Climate Change Authority to prepare and supervise the implementation of […]


Climate change funds inadequate: minister

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To tackle extreme climate change impacts, the government has developed comprehensive policies and plans that include both adaptation and mitigation measures, said federal minister for climate change Zahid Hamid on Tuesday. He however complained about inadequate funds in this respect. “The magnitude of the required financing is enormous. The unavailability of adequate finances is the […]


Pakistan keen to set up climate change monitoring system for Indus rivers

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LAHORE: Pakistan will put forward an advice of deploying a monitoring mechanism to assess the adverse affects of climate change on the water flows of Indus rivers system during a meeting, scheduled on March 19, with an Indian delegation, officials said on Saturday. As per the fourth point of agenda of the 113th meeting of […]


Perils of climate change

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The meteorological department in Islamabad has announced that climate change will strongly impact spring in Pakistan. The highest temperature recorded in the capital in March was 25 degrees Celsius. It is expected that spring will cease to exist in the future. What does this mean for our future? This much-needed, albeit late, warning is crucial […]


Tender to revamp Karachi Zoo awarded to foreign firm

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An international firm was handed over the Rs300 million tender to refurbish the Karachi Zoo, The News was informed by Sindh Project Director Niaz Soomro on Thursday. According to Soomro he would be provided the working papers for the project by coming Monday. However, he doubt work on the project could be started soon since […]


‘Give the management of Karachi zoo to experts’

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KARACHI: Increasing concerns over the rights of captive animals have led to major changes at zoos around the world in the last few decades. While this process of transformation is continuing with more scientific data emerging on the complexity of animal life and the negative effects of captivity, there exists a strong opinion against the […]


National Forest Policy finalised, Climate Change Authority to be set up soon

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LAHORE: Prime Minister’s Focal Person for Environment Syed Rizwan Mahboob has said that the Climate Change Authority will be established soon while the National Forest Policy has also been finalised. Addressing the first-ever international conference on “Emerging Trends in Earth and Environmental Sciences (ETEES) 2017” organised by the Punjab University’s College of Earth and Environmental […]


‘Wildlife officials involved in markhor hunting’

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CHITRAL: A member of district council has accused the officials of wildlife department of hunting Kashmir Markhor in Chitral Gol National Park. Riaz Ahmed Dewan Begi told the session of the district council here on Wednesday that hunting of animals and cutting of green wood were banned in a national park. He said that a […]


CS told to form task force to reduce Manchar Lake’s pollution

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The Supreme Court directed the chief secretary to constitute a task force comprising water and environment experts and submit a short-term solution to pollution in Manchar Lake. Hearing a suo moto case with regard to the contamination of lake water due to effluent from the Right Bank Outfall Drain (RBOD), a three-member bench headed by […]


Seminar on ‘Avian Influenza and its Prevention’ held

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Islamabad: Proper hand washing, appropriate handling of poultry birds, covering coughs and sneezes, and vaccination are some of the most effective means to prevent Avian Influenza (Bird Flu). The information was shared at a seminar organised to sensitise people regarding Avian Influenza (Bird Flu), the magnitude of the problem, its modes of transmission and various […]


Snow festival begins in Swat

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MINGORA: Advisor to chief minister on Tourism Abdul Munim Khan on Saturday said that revival of scenic places, refurbishment and renovation of archaeological and heritage sites and provision of facilities to boost tourism in the province were the top priorities of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led government. Inaugurating the three-day Swat Snow Festival in Malam Jabba, […]