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Legal fraternity takes up environmental issues

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HYDERABAD: With the subject of environment and its degradation receiving a greater consideration with the passage of time, the legal fraternity, at a conference on Thursday, discoursed on how the law can help stop man-made pollution. The event titled ‘Law Conference’ was organised by the Government Sindh Law College in collaboration with a non-profit organisation, RightsNow […]

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Minister expresses concern over environmental issues

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ISLAMABAD: The Federal Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan on Monday expressed deep concern over different environmental issues, particularly water and air pollution which continue to affect the health of the people. In a statement issued on Monday, he said that environmental degradation has emerged to be a grave socioeconomic issue for the country and […]

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World’s poorest to suffer most due to climate change

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Karachi: The Chair of the Least Developed Countries Group at the UN climate change negotiations says that the latest science tells us that we can limit global temperature increases to a level that will save the poorest countries in the world. “All that is required is the will to do it but if we don’t […]

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World Environment Day: saving small islands

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World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5 across the globe. Primarily the objective is to create awareness in the masses over the key environmental issues that the entire world is facing currently. The UN General Assembly declared 2014 as the International Year of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). World Environment Day 2014 is […]

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Workshop held on environmental issues

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ISLAMABAD: Raising serious concerns about environmental security of the country, experts at a workshop said that irregular urbanisation and rise of pollution in the urban centres of Pakistan are posing tremendous risks to the environmental security of the country. This was expressed by the experts of a workshop titled “Environment and Climate Change”, which was […]

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Senate body to launch media manual on environment

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ISLAMABAD: The country’s first-ever media manual for journalists covering environment and climate change will be unveiled by Senate Sub-committee on Environment today (Monday). The Media Manual, aimed at promoting cleaner environment in the country will be launched by a sub-committee of Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights. “It is our responsibility to facilitate journalists to […]

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Indus Delta vulnerable to climate change

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ISLAMABAD: The Indus Delta is the most vulnerable area to the challenges of climate change as it may face increased requirements of irrigation water due to higher vaporisation at elevated temperatures in the face of limited availability of water. The data prepared by Research and Development Division of Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) showed that the […]

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Pakistan’s geographic location makes it highly sensitive to climate changes: Experts

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KARACHI: Environmentalists believe that it is vital to address issues related to climate change on an urgent basis, especially keeping in mind how the country has been affected by them in recent times. Pakistan is extremely vulnerable to the impacts of climate change because of its geographical location, high levels of pollution, low technological and […]

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‘Pakistan worst affected by climate change’

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By: Amar Guriro KARACHI: Agriculture is extremely vulnerable to climate change globally and in Pakistan, which is the one of the worst hit countries of climate change, agriculture is badly affected, said climate change experts and nature conservationists on Saturday. Addressing a conference on climate change organised by the Habib University, experts said water availability, […]

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World Ozone Layer Day: Preserving mother earth’s blanket

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ISLAMABAD: Efforts are under way in Pakistan to reduce the production and consumption of substances, which deplete the Earth’s ozone layer, by 10 per cent over the next couple of years, according to officials at the Climate Change Division. “This year, we started the process of phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) which are commonly used in […]

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WWF highlights environmental issues at fun-filled carnival

LAHORE: Hundreds of students from more than 30 different schools from across city highlighted environmental issues like forest degradation, water resource management, water quality, endangered wildlife and alternative energy resources at the World Wide Fund for Nature – Pakistan’s (WWF – Pakistan) annual Travelling Nature Carnival at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park on Sunday. Education Minister Mujtaba Shujaur […]

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Green festival organised

KARACHI: Due to environmental pollution, many children targeted by life threatening diseases, which ultimately affect educational activities of students. These views were shared by MNA Rehan Hashmi while addressing a Green Festival organised by Falconhouse Grammer School on Sunday. He said that to counter environmental diseases, every individual should take part so that elimination of […]

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Glacial lakes a threat to villages, says expert

Jamal Shahid ISLAMABAD, Feb 24: With the summer approaching, the Pakistan Meteorological Department (PMD) is concerned about more than 50 potentially hazardous lakes formed in glaciers in the northern areas. Most of these lakes can bring disaster for small settlements downhill. “Glacial lake outburst floods (Glof) have become a concern. Glofs are a fairly unique […]

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Roots school organises ‘Environment Expo 2013’

Students create projects that portray environmental issues Prizes given to students dressed in recycled material clothes Diplomats and government officials attend expo ISLAMABAD: The Roots School System DHA1 Flagship Campus, Islamabad in collaboration with Roots School System Harley Street Region, Civil Lines Region and Roots Ivy International Schools organised ‘Roots Environment Expo 2013’ at the […]

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