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‘Proficient environmental journalism sorely needed’

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Karachi: Speakers at a workshop on environmental reporting for journalists of Chachro and Islamkot highlighted the need for detailed and improved coverage of climate change related issues in Pakistan. “Increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, caused by burning of fossil fuels for industrial use, land use and population pressures, the global average temperature […]

BZU workshop urges media to follow up flood stories

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LAHORE: Speakers at a disaster management workshop titled ‘Media in Times of Disaster,’ organised by the Bahauddin Zakaria University (BZU) at its Lahore campus, urged the media to follow up stories and news as after-effects of flood 2014 needed media attention. They also said that people in flood-affected areas were suffering from numerous problems, including […]

Climate change

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You know when a social issue has ballooned to dangerous levels when box standard macroeconomists start talking about it. Otherwise, why would people, who generally argue about real effective exchange rate, inflation-adjusted terms of trade and what not in their dreams, suddenly start talking about something like climate? Anyhow, its good that they do talk […]

Importance of environmental journalism increasing

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is one of the top 10 countries greatly affected by the climate change as our glaciers are melting rapidly and the sea level is rising. Therefore, environmental journalism and reporting has become very important in the country. This was stated by Journalist Afia Salam during the Agahi Awards ceremony held under the title […]

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 […]

Radio collar tagged with leopard in Galyat

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PESHAWAR: World Wide Fund for Nature-Pakistan in collaboration with the Wildlife Department Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has fixed Global Positioning System (GPS) collar to a male common leopard in Galyat area of Abbottabad district for the first time. The satellite linked collar fitted animal was later released in the vicinity of Ayubia National Park, said a news […]

Eco-Jihad: Planting Trees For Paradise

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ISLAMABAD: In the mid-90s, when the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Pakistan was conducting projects related to environmental rehabilitation and natural resource management in Kohistan and parts of Balochistan, the organisation faced opposition from local communities. “The society in those areas was very religious and sceptical of our work, so we tried to […]

Fellowship for environmental journalism opens (Worldwide)

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Middlebury College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies are accepting applications for the Middlebury Fellowships in Environmental Journalism. The fellowship takes 10 journalists near the start of their careers and helps them work through an ambitious reporting project in print, Web-based, or radio journalism, from the beginning through publication or broadcast. Fellows meet together […]

After April’s contamination, Keenjhar lake and canal monitoring to finally begin next week

KB feeder canal and small streams of seasonal water drains coursing through countryside and mountainous terrain before emptying in Keenjhar Lake. The canal travels approximately a 100 kilommetres from Kotri barrage to the lake. Additionally, the water travels almost an equal distance through pipes to the Dhabeji pumping station which supplies water to Karachi. HYDERABAD: […]

Threat to health of citizens : ‘Poisonous effluent being discharged in Keenjhar Lake’

KARACHI: Despite repeated reminders from Karachi Water & Sewerage Board (KWSB), the contaminated industrial water and residential sewerage of Hyderabad and Kotri continues coming from Kotri and Nooriabad and entering Keenjhar Lake through KB Feeder. The contamination entering KB Feeder is not only endangering human lives but the marine life and environment as well. In […]

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 […]

Another long march, but with hopes to save the environment

KARACHI: Hoping to get the government realise the environmental impact of building new dams and barrages, members of the the Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum (PFF) would embark on a 13-day “long march” to Islamabad on March 2. They hope to descend on the capital on March 14, in time to mark the International Day of Action […]

Model village in Darya Khan Flood victims decry ‘nepotism’

BHAKKAR: Flood victims have protested against the alleged nepotism during the allotment of houses and shops in the model village established in Darya Khan. They told The News that the Punjab government had spent millions of rupees on a model village established in Basti Katt located in Angra Daggar Union Council, Darya Khan. They alleged […]

Rainwater inundates Peshawar slum areas

By: Nader Buneri PESHAWAR: Like other parts of the country heavy downpour baldy affected the routine life of the masses in Khyber Pakhtunkwha particularly Peshawar as water inundated slum areas and blocked vehicular traffic in the provincial metropolis. Due to overflowing of canals, water has entered areas like Zaryab Colony, Afghan Colony, Supply Road, Dilazak […]