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Release of untreated sewage destroying marine life

KARACHI: A few days before World Oceans Day was to be observed around the globe, the Supreme Court-mandated judicial commission on water and sanitation had been reprimanding the authorities concerned for allowing release of untreated sewage into the Arabian Sea through Sea View. World Oceans Day will be observed today (Friday) around the globe to […]

Changed wind direction brings Karachi’s temperature down

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KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: As the wind direction changed and the sea breeze replaced the dry continental winds from the northwest, the temperature in the metropolis came down to 37.3 degrees Celsius on Thursday as against Wednesday’s 43.2°C. Responding to Dawn’s queries, a Meteorological department official said the current relatively pleasant weather was going to stay only for […]

Yet another heatwave to hit city in a week

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The Pakistan Meteorological Department has warned of yet another severe heatwave within a week, even before the ongoing spell, which has kept temperatures between 42 and 44 degrees Celsius over the past five days, has come to an end. “Karachiites will have a very few days of respite from the hot weather in the ongoing […]

Heatwave torments most parts of country

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ISLAMABAD: With continental air prevailing over most parts of the country, the Meteorological Department of Pakistan on Sunday forecast that the current spell of hot and dry weather would continue for the next four to five days in Sindh, Balochistan and Punjab. According to a Met Office advisory, the current spell of heatwave in Sindh […]

Tree plantation stressed for temperature decline

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KARACHI – Federal Forest Inspector General Dr Syed Nasir Mahmood said that about 6 to 10 degree centigrade temperature can be reduced in Karachi by planting trees following the international concept of urban forestry. He expressed these views at the 45th public awareness seminar on “Recent Advances in Ecosystem Development” held at the Professor Salimuzzaman […]

Record April temperatures in Pakistan due to climate change: UN

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UNITED NATIONS: Record temperatures in Pakistan and deadly storms in India are an indication that more extreme weather events are happening globally owing to climate change, United Nations weather experts say. Amid flash-floods in the East and Horn of Africa and sand and dust storms in the Arabian Gulf Clare Nullis from the World Meteorological […]

Ways to avoid environmental disasters highlighted

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KARACHI – A seminar titled “Summer Protection and Monsoon Awareness” was held at a local hotel on Tuesday. The awareness seminar was jointly organised by Pakistan Meteorological Department in collaboration with Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early-warning System (RIMES) and National Disaster Management Authority of Pakistan. Lt Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, NDMA chairman presided over the event. […]

City needs 20 million more trees, says Mayor

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KARACHI – Mayor Wasim Akhtar has said that city needs 20 million more trees. Tree plantation campaign has been initiated under KMC to provide better environment, citizens should also take part in this drive and plant at least a tree and nurture and protect it till made a full tree. He said this after planting […]

Only two climate change schemes introduced

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ISLAMABAD – As climate change has become a global challenge across the globe, the government allocated a pie from the cake of federal budget 2018-19 in the Public Sector Development Programme. As per the budget document, a total of Rs802 million have been allocated for the climate change division while only two new schemes have […]

March 2018 was third warmest globally

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ISLAMABAD: March of this year has emerged as the third warmest on record the world over, especially in Pakistan where a heatwave swept across Sindh and temperatures in various towns and cities touched 45°C. According to the Pakistan Meteorological Department data, at least 34 meteorological stations registered temperatures 10°C above the monthly average last month. […]

World Earth Day: Give up use of plastic and save the environment

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KARACHI: The increasing use of plastic poses a serious threat to freshwater and marine life in Pakistan. This was stated by experts during an event held to mark World Earth Day, which will be held on Sunday, organised on Friday by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) – Pakistan in collaboration with Karachi University (KU) at […]

Pollution onrise in Khanpur due to stone crushing plants

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KHANPUR: Contrary to the claims made by the provincial environmental protection authorities, air and noise pollution are increasing in Khanpur where stone crushing plants continue to operate contributing to pollution and spreading asthmatic and lungs diseases. The district administration of Haripur has further facilitated the crush owners by removing the speed bumps from Khanpur town, […]

Planning Commission endorses Rs815m for Ministry of Climate Change: report

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ISLAMABAD: The Planning Commission has endorsed a budget of Rs815 million for development of the portfolio of Ministry of Climate Change (MoCC) from Public Sector Development Programme (PSDP) fund and also approved the Indicative Budget Ceiling (IBC) by a tentative amount of Rs815 million, according to a report by a private media outlet. Earlier, the […]

Nature in danger

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The failure to protect our natural habitat is a problem which will haunt us in the coming years as Pakistan faces climate change and other threats. The Margalla Hills National Park, spread out over an area of 17,386 hectares, which includes Rawal Lake and Shakarparrian Park, is facing growing dangers from overpopulation, environmental degradation and […]