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Heavy rain lashes different regions of Pakistan

Heavy rain lashes different regions of Pakistan

Pakistan Met Office predicts widespread rains with isolated heavy falls till Thursday Heavy rainfall with gusty winds was reported on Wednesday in different parts of the country including Islamabad, Upper Punjab, Lower Sindh, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Eastern Baluchistan and Kashmir. The Pakistan Meteorological Department has forecasted a heavy downpour in these areas till Thursday, 29 June 2017. The Meteorological Department further ... Read More »

China now powered by world’s largest floating solar plant

China now powered by world’s largest floating solar plant

China’s floating solar plant left behind floating farms in India and Australia The largest floating solar power plant in the world just officially went operational in China. The floating termed as the Chinese government’s latest achievement in its ongoing effort to lead the world in renewable energy adoption. Floating plant is Located in the city of Huainan, Chinese province Anhui, an area ... Read More »

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

Pakistan’s hottest day recorded in Turbat, Baluchistan

PMD predicted such heat wave in Sindh, southern Punjab and KP in coming days Global warming has brought scorching temperatures around the world. The resulting extreme weather causes highest recorded temperatures in the ongoing summer in Pakistan. Yesterday, 28th May 2017, the citizens of Turbat had to face highest ever recorded temperature in Pakistan as the mercury shot up to ... Read More »

Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Upper Mustang is one of the most remote and isolated regions in the Nepali Himalaya. Photo: Birendra Timilsina

Biodiversity and tourism linkages in the scenic Hindu Kush Himalaya By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species ... Read More »

China is about to get its first vertical forest

Vertical forest - a new trend

Courtesy: weforum.org — They could be the breath of fresh air that pollution-choked cities desperately need. Vertical forests – high-rise buildings covered with trees and plants – absorb carbon dioxide, filter dust from pollution and produce oxygen. They’re also an ingenious way of planting more trees and creating habitats for wildlife in cities that are squeezed for space. China, a nation experiencing ... Read More »

Pakistan Meteorological Department stresses raising heatwave awareness

Meteorological Department stresses raising heatwave awareness

Changing weather patterns of Karachi have sent heatwave alarm for May and June The Meteorological Department stressed on raising awareness among the people on heatwave before any heat wave strike Karachi. According to the Met Department, the changing weather patterns in Karachi gives indication of heatwave may hit in the ongoing and next month. Pakistan Meteorological Department Director (PMD) General ... Read More »

Murree, Galiyat witness snowfall in April after decades

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Galiyat valley, Swat, Gilgit Baltistan areas and scenic Murree received a blanket of snow after 35 years in the month of April. Snowfall has gripped northern parts of the country. Murree, Swat, Skardu have received late winter spell of snowfall and rainfall after 3 decades. Murree and neighboring areas has received such a heavy snowfall in the middle of the ... Read More »

Pakistan becomes world’s 5th country to adopt climate change legislation

Pakistan becomes world's 5th country to adopt climate change legislation

Climate Change Bill will strengthen the ability to mitigate the impact of climate change on various socioeconomic sectors. Pakistan Senate has passed Climate Change Act, paving the way for Pakistan to strengthen its ability to mitigate the impact of climate change on various socioeconomic sectors, particularly agriculture, water and health. The legislation was passed to meet the country’s obligations under ... Read More »

Empowering Women key to achieve Sustainable Development in Hindu Kush Himalaya

Empowering Women Key to Achieving Sustainable Development in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Prioritizing investment in the empowerment of women is a direct path towards gender equality, poverty reduction and inclusive economic growth By Kamala Gurung and Golam Rasul Empowering women and ensuring gender equality is more than just a development goal. It is vital to advancing human development and achieving sustainable development. Sustainable development will not be possible without girls and women fully ... Read More »

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