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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 »

Tesla is powering an entire island in American Samoa with solar energy

Tesla is powering an entire island in American Samoa with solar energy

The island of Ta’u, located more than 400 miles off the coast of the Western U.S., is now entirely powered by solar energy, thanks to Tesla and SolarCity. Tesla and SolarCity, the recently merged companies announced a major solar project without taking more time, where they will be powering an entire island with solar energy. The island of Ta’u in ... Read More »

Lahore smog: How to protect yourself from toxic smog?

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Adopt these precautionary measures to keep yourself safe from smog For the past few days, Lahore city has turned into a gas chamber with entire city covered in smoke and surrounded by a toxic cloud of chemicals. Air pollution in Lahore has shot up dangerous gases such as Carbon Monoxide, Nitrogen Dioxide and Sulphur-Dioxide which can cause harm and discomfort ... Read More »

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW Solar Park

Pakistan to set up world's largest 1000 MW solar park

The solar park would have capacity of 5.2 million PV cells producing as much as 1,000MW of electricity, enough to power about 320,000 households Pakistan plans to set up the world’s largest solar park 1,000 Megawatt, as part of its plans encourage renewable energy resources, said Pakistan Federal Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid. “Pakistan has also enacted the National Energy ... Read More »

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