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Sharmeen releases 2nd part from climate change animated series

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KARACHI-SOC Films, helmed by the two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, releases the second part from Pakistan’s first Climate Change Animated Series. The second part explores the science being global warming, the rising sea levels and the pollution caused by the products humans consume. Launched in honour of the International Climate Change Awareness Day earlier […]

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The climate clock

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The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released a new report to warn the world on the changing climate. The report outlines facts alarming enough to make the world realise that this is a do-or-die situation for all. The IPCC has prepared this special report on global warming of 1.5C (1.5 degrees Celsius) in […]

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LHC seeks notification of commission on air pollution

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LAHORE: The Lahore High Court directed on Friday a provincial law officer to submit a notification regarding constitution of an air pollution standing commission, as ordered by the Supreme Court. Justice Ayesha A. Malik was hearing petitions filed by Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf leader Waleed Iqbal and others questioning the failure of the government to implement recommendations […]

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Sew. Reap. Repeat: Lyari road gets a green makeover

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KARACHI : With the effects of climate change already making their mark, corporations are stepping up to play their role in mitigating the phenomenon. Sunsilk and Fashion Pakistan (FP) joined hands with Kiran Foundation on Sunday for a tree plantation drive titled, ‘Sew. Reap. Repeat’, dedicated to late humanitarian, Abdul Sattar Edhi. The drive planted […]

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World Mental Health Day: Climate change responsible for depression, anxiety

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With the recent changes in climate, billions of people across the world are exposed to more heat waves, rise in sea level and extreme weather conditions. While this can leave long lasting health issues in many, a study published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences states that climate change can lead to deteriorating mental […]

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Food in the time of climate change

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Worldwide, food production is responsible for almost 24 percent (IPCC assessment report 2014) of the anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, surpassing the industrial and transport sector. The world’s population will suffer from the most immediate effects of global warming right at their dinner table. We are already facing the repercussions of climate change. For instance, Pakistan […]

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Felling of trees in full swing across city

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Municipal and other authorities have started cutting fully grown trees at greenbelts and parks in the city in the garb of creating space for plantation drives though the plantation season that usually lasts from July to September is over and the scorching heat of October would not let new saplings thrive. Trees are being felled […]

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Punjab wildlife dept allows hunting of waterfowls

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LAHORE: The Punjab Wildlife Protection Department has given a limited permission for hunting waterfowls, said Deputy Director Naeem Bhatti. The Punjab government has allowed limited permission for hunting of the birds, he said. According to a circular, permission for hunting of waterfowls has been allowed under the daily limit specified in schedule 1 of the Wildlife […]

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