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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 […]


Speakers call for concerted efforts to conserve shark species

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KARACHI: Speakers at a two-day workshop organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) – Pakistan emphasised the need for concerted efforts to address the illegal trade of various shark species in Pakistan. Expressing concern over the decline of the shark population, they suggested that a national plan of action be developed for the […]


Karachi switches off lights to mark Earth Hour

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By switching off lights at landmarks and important government and historical buildings across the country at 8:30pm on Saturday, Pakistan joined 184 nations around the world in celebrations marking the eleventh edition of Earth Hour — the movement’s biggest edition yet — in a global moment of solidarity for climate change. Landmarks across the country […]


Sindh govt imposes ban on use of plastic bags

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KARACHI: The Sindh government, complying with Supreme Court orders, imposed on Wednesday a ban on the manufacture, sale and purchase of non-biodegradable polythene bags and plastic products in the province with immediate effect. According to a notification issued by the home department, the ban has been imposed to avoid environmental pollution, choking of drains and […]


Government urged to take effective steps for climate change policy

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The government was urged on Tuesday to take effectives steps at policy level for dealing with climate change-induced challenges. The speakers expressed these view while addressing the participants of the 4th Climate Change Adaptation Policy and Science Conference (CCAPS), organized by Pakistan Agricultural Research Council (PARC) under the Himalayan Adaptation Water and Resilience (HI-AWARE) research […]


Air pollution: Climate ministry sets up ambient air quality stations in capital

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ISLAMABAD: To better monitor air quality, the climate change ministry has set up air quality stations in the capital and in some other parts of the country, officials said. Officials said that the Ministry of Climate Change has established seven fixed and three mobile Ambient Air Quality Stations (AAQS). Set up under the Environmental Monitoring […]


Pakistan plans to set up renewable energy institute

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari has said that the energy ministry is planning to establish a renewable energy institute with an aim to conduct research, study existing potential and propose policy measures for government’s consideration. He disclosed this during a meeting with a delegation of the World Bank and […]


Conserving our endangered dolphins

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The Indus River dolphin, known as the second-most endangered freshwater species in the world and listed among the red list of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s threatened species, is struggling for its survival. Locally called Bhulan, the blind dolphins are confronting multiple threats which range from reduction in freshwater flows to pollution and […]


Pak-EPA launches digital environmental atlas

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ISLAMABAD: In a first, the apex environmental watchdog on Monday launched a Digital Environmental Atlas for the federal capital. The atlas provides cartographic data including maps and documentation about Islamabad’s natural resources in the context of its land and environment. Moreover, it covers physiography, land use, vegetation analysis, hydrological analysis, climate change, geological hazards and […]


‘Near threatened’ Pallas’s cat spotted in Kurram tribal region

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GILGIT: About the size of a domestic cat with grey long dense fur, Pallas’s cat — which has been classified as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since 2002 — has recently been spotted in Chitral and Kurram Agency areas as well after trapping cameras had first captured it in […]


UN, WHO to collaborate on environmental health risks

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Islamabad: UN Environment and the World Health Organisation (WHO) have signed up for a new collaboration to accelerate action to curb environmental health risks that cause an estimated 12.6 million deaths a year. Only two days ago in Nairobi, the heads of both UN agencies signed an agreement to step up joint actions to combat […]