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Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts gather at ICIMOD to address human mobility challenges in South Asia

Experts from Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan and Myanmar urge to integrate human mobility in national policies on climate change In 2016, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes forced more than 24 million people globally to leave their homes. This level of disaster displacement and environmental migration poses significant regional challenges in the 21st century. To discuss and address these ... Read More »

Hurricane Irma: 160mph superstorm winds and heavy rain hit Florida

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Around 5.6 million people have been told to leave as the storm approaches Superstorm wind and heavy rain from Hurricane Irma’s outer bands began lashing Florida’s southern tip Saturday morning. Irma hit the Sabana-Camaguey Archipelago late on Friday, threatening nearby coastal towns and villages. According to Govt Rick Scott, in Florida around 5.6 million people, or 25% of the US ... Read More »

Tackling climate change and improving livelihoods through Chilgoza pine in Pakistan

Chilgoza pine in Pakistan

Reversing deforestation and forest degradation in high conservation value Chilgoza Pine in Pakistan ISLAMABAD – A new project called “Reversing deforestation and forest degradation in high conservation value Chilgoza Pine in Pakistan” has been launched to improve environment, enhance resilience and livelihoods in Pakistan over the next 5 years. The project has been launched by Food and Agriculture Organization of the ... Read More »

Denmark says goodbye to oil industry forever

UNIDO helps Pakistan prioritize renewable energy interventions

World’s Biggest Wind Turbine Maker just sold off its last Oil Company making the country’s economy oil-free The petroleum industry is heading to the end of its era, Denmark is selling off its biggest oil company in transition to wind power as the world’s top wind turbine-producing nation transitions to renewable energy. Denmark’s has inked a deal to sell its ... Read More »

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Monsoon floods kill more than 1200 in India, Bangladesh and Nepal

Floods in India, Bangladesh and Nepal kill 1,200 and leave millions homeless The heavy rains and strong winds have killed more than 1,200 people in India, Bangladesh and Nepal while the death toll could rise. The devastating floods have hit South Asia in one of the worst flooding disasters to have affected the region in years. International aid agencies said ... Read More »

Monsoon rains paralyze Mumbai as India hit by heaviest rains

Monsoon rains paralyze Mumbai as India hit by heaviest rains

Five people have died while many are still missing in Mumbai The heavy rains and winds of ongoing monsoon drift have paralysed India’s financial capital Mumbai for two consecutive days. According to Indian media, Mumbai has been completely lashed once again after receiving 298 mm of rain within a nine-hour period. As per official reports, five people have died in ... Read More »

GE to install 150 MW Wind Turbines in Pakistan’s Jhimpir Corridor

GE to install 150 MW Wind Turbines in Pakistan’s Jhimpir Corridor

Clean Power Project: GE signed agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Pvt. Ltd. to install 150 MW wind turbines As the demand for energy is increasing in Pakistan, wind energy is seen as a clean and low-cost alternative to the energy issue. Pakistan will soon get 150 MW of energy from wind as General Electric (GE) has recently signed an agreement with Tricon Boston Consulting Private Limited ... Read More »

Cross-border initiative launched in Kyrgyzstan to help save the snow leopard

Cross-border initiative launched in Kyrgyzstan to help save the snow leopard

UNDP, international partners launch cross-border initiative to help save the snow leopard The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with other international partners has launched cross-border regional initiative in Bishkek to save the snow leopard. United Nation’s delegation and Kyrgyzstan discussed snow leopard protection issues and kicked off ecosystem forum in the Ala-Archa state residence near Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. President of Kyrgyzstan ... Read More »

Arsenic poisoning in drinking water threatens 60 million in Pakistan

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Drinking arsenic water increases skin disorders, lung cancer, abnormal heart rhythms and even death A comprehensive research study reveals that the Levels of arsenic in the groundwater of eastern Pakistan are “alarmingly high”. Arsenic in drinking water threatens up to 60 million in Pakistan, which might affect a significant health of people who drink the water, researchers said Wednesday. The study ... Read More »

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