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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

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 »

KP province achieves Bonn challenge commitment by planting 1 billion Trees

KP province achieves Bonn challenge commitment by planting 1 billion Trees

Billion Tree Project has also restored 350,000 hectares of forests Pakistan’s north-western province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has successfully planted 1 billion trees and in fact surpassed the estimated target of Billion Tree Tsunami Afforestation Project. Pakistani cricketer turned politician Imran Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party launched the green mission initiative in June 2015 to plant billion new trees in the area and fight ... Read More »

China plans to construct a forest city to combat air pollution

China plans to construct a forest city to combat air pollution

Forest City is under construction in Liuzhou, Guangxi Province, designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti. China – More than a million people die in China every year from air pollution. Taking action against this alarming situation, China plans to fight back by constructing a forest city in Liuzhou, Guangxi province that covers 175 hectares on the bank of the Liujiang River ... Read More »

Pre-monsoon rains, flash floods killed 43 across Pakistan: NDMA

Pre-monsoon rains, flash floods killed 43 across Pakistan: NDMA

National Emergency Operations Center has been activated, which can be accessed at 111-157-157 in case of emergency National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Pakistan has issued alert advisory to all relevant departments to take t prior precautionary measures for the danger of heavy rains and landslides in the country to minimise the damage to public life and property. According to National ... Read More »

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 »

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