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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 […]


Tree plantation only way to combat global warming: CS Sindh

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KARACHI: Chief Secretary (CS) Sindh Syed Mumtaz Ali Shah has said that Tree plantation is the only way to save the world from the danger of global warming. He said this while inaugurating tree plantation campaign “Sarsabz Sindh” by planting a Neem tree along with provincial administrative secretaries and school children in National Museum, Burns […]


Environment excellence award for Haleeb Foods

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Haleeb Foods one of the leading food and Beverages Company of Pakistan won prestigious accolade in the food category at the 16th Annual Environment Excellence Awards for being committed to be at the forefront of the environmental protection in Pakistan. This award distinguishes the high quality standards and vision of the company towards the environmental […]


Climate change adversely affects fresh water resources

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The major sources of Pakistan’s fresh water and power generation, the mighty Indus River and other tributary rivers originated from Himalayas and Karakorum Mountain ranges are being adversely affected by rapid climate changes in the region. Scientists and experts believe that climate change is taking place due to increasing emission of greenhouse gases, which is […]


Wildlife dept takes custody of ‘ailing’ turtle

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KARACHI: The ailing turtle recently rescued from Clifton’s shoreline by the World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan (WWF-P) was handed over to the wildlife department on Tuesday. The green turtle, according to the WWF-P, reportedly suffers from Bubble Butt Syndrome due to which it couldn’t be released back into the sea. “The turtle is now at […]


Exhibition on life, wildlife and nature of Malawi opens

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KARACHI: A series of photographs providing an insight into the life and landscapes, flora and fauna, communities and culture of Malawi — a landlocked country in south-eastern Africa — were on display at an exhibition that opened at the VM Art Gallery on Monday. It’s the second exhibition by Laurence Savary, a French artist based […]