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FAO, Sindh government discuss climate-resilient agriculture & water management project

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The FAO representative in Pakistan Mina Dowlatchahi on Tuesday called on chairperson Planning and Development Board Sindh Naheed Durrani to discuss final steps to operationalise the recently approved climate-resilient agriculture and water management project in Umerkot, Badin, and Shanghar districts of the province. The Green Climate Fund (GCF) has provided FAO with a grant of […]


SC seeks Port Qasim response over environmental pollution

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KARACHI:The Supreme Court (SC) sought a response from the Port Qasim Authority (PQA) chairperson in two weeks over a contempt of court plea against him regarding environmental pollution caused by unsafe management of coal. A two-member bench comprising Justice Faisal Arab and Justice Sajjad Ali Shah was hearing the contempt of court plea at the […]


CM promises probe into forest fires

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PESHAWAR: The provincial government has set up a committee to probe incidents of forest fires in the province which had wiped out around a million trees. This was disclosed by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Tuesday as he formally inaugurated the Monsoon Tree Plantation Campaign in the province by planting a Chinar Tree (Platanus […]


Prone to natural disasters, K-P prepares contingency plan

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PESHAWAR: With at least 10 people killed over the past week in torrential rains and glacial lake outburst flood, the provincial government has conducted a detailed study on climatic changes in the province and preparing contingency plans to avert human and material losses. The study, conducted by the Provincial Disaster Management Authority (PDMA) and presented to […]


Capital residents urged to join hands for environmental protection

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ISLAMABAD   –   In a bid to make the capital a plastic pollution-free city, Minister of State for Climate Change Zartaj Gul on Sunday urged all stakeholders to join hands to make the environment-friendly steps of the government successful. Zartaj Gul said that reducing air pollution was one of the top priorities of the Ministry’s strategic […]


Asphalt mixing plant declared environment-friendly

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ISLAMABAD: An asphalt mixing plant of the Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Metropolitan Corporation’s Machinery Pool Organisation (MPO) has been declared environmentally friendly. They carried out a study in accordance with the standards of Internal Environmental Standards and after taking on board the Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (Pak-EPA), says a statement. All data was collected […]


Climate math

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Do you remember the good old days when we had “12 years to save the planet”? Now it seems, there’s a growing consensus that the next 18 months will be critical in dealing with the global heating crisis, among other environmental challenges. Last year, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reported that to keep […]


Sindh govt urged to plant trees along Lyari River’s banks

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KARACHI: Once comprising streets lined with lush green trees of neem, almond, plums and mangos, Karachi has now turned into a jungle of concrete. With the city’s foliage replaced by bricks and mortar, its beauty is lost behind harsh angular structures that do little to add to the appeal of the metropolis and keep its temperature […]


Climate apartheid

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While climate change is commonly described as a problem that transcends wealth or geography, its impacts are so far hitting poor people the hardest. The UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty has recently warned of a potential climate apartheid, whereby the rich will be able to escape or deflect many of the adverse impacts of […]


The elderly eviscerator of Lahore Zoo

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LAHORE: Barely any visitors to Lahore Zoo know that one of the oldest animals at the zoo is also one of the most dangerous. It’s not a big cat. It is not a bear or a hippopotamus, a snake or a crocodile. Rather, it is a bird. And one that cannot even fly. The elderly bird […]


Imported plants: pretty but dangerous

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LAHORE: Restrictions on the illegal import, sale, and purchase of foreign plants has caused the prices of existing stocks at nurseries to increase manifold. This is despite the fact that some of the plants can cause health issues for people and are also harmful to local flora and fauna. One can see different species of plants […]


Pindi Forests Dept to plant over 1.7m saplings during monsoon

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Rawalpindi-Taking advantage of the ongoing monsoon showers in the region, the Rawalpindi Forests Department plans to plant over 1.7 million saplings in the North and South circles of the division. According to Chief Conservator of Forests, Northern Zone, Rawalpindi Ather Shah Khagga, a plan for planting trees across the province had been devised to bring […]


The alarming case of the dead fish

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Scores of dead fish were found bloating in Rawal Lake a few days ago. Soon after the first sighting, Younas Enterprises that have the fishing rights, alleged that someone had poisoned the water to ruin their business. Acting on the contractor’s complaint, the police have registered a first information report (FIR) against unidentified person(s) and […]


‘Neglect killed ailing turtle’

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KARACHI: The ailing female turtle recovered from Clifton’s shoreline by a non-governmental organisation (NGO) and later handed over to the wildlife department died three days back, Dawn learnt on Saturday. The turtle was rescued by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) which stated that it suffered from the ‘Bubble Butt Syndrome’. According to the […]