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Climate is changing – Food and Agriculture must too

Climate is changing - Food and Agriculture must too

World Food Day highlights that climate is changing and that food and agriculture must too To mark the World Food Day 2016, a ceremony was held at the National Agriculture Research Centre (NARC) in Islamabad. The theme for World Food Day this year is “Climate is changing. Food and Agriculture must too.” “We need to mitigate the damage we are doing to ... Read More »

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway is the first country in the world to ban deforestation

Norway announced a zero deforestation policy in its procurement of goods, two years after making a pledge with Germany and Britain to ‘promote national commitments that encourage deforestation free supply chains.’ Norway has declared a complete ban on deforestation, and has become the first nation to commit to a zero deforestation policy. The announcement comes two years after Norway issued ... Read More »

Bleaching kills 35 per cent of corals in Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Bleaching Has Killed 35% Of Corals In Central, Northern Regions

This year is the third time in 18 years that the Great Barrier Reef has experienced mass bleaching due to global warming SYDNEY (Australia) – Mass bleaching has killed more than a third of the coral in the northern and central parts of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, though corals to the south have escaped with little damage, scientists have said. ... Read More »

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

Humanitarian Response Facility in Sukkur to improve disaster preparedness

SUKKUR (Pakistan) – Pakistan’s sixth Humanitarian Response Facility (HRF) was inaugurated in Sukkur to improve country’s disaster preparedness levels. The new facility will assist disaster management authorities in Pakistan to respond efficiently to natural calamities and emergencies. Pakistan has become increasingly volatile causing unpredictable weather patterns and global warming, making the country prone to progressively intense natural disasters such as ... Read More »

Over 80,000 people to benefit from Angarghoon clean drinking water supply in Chitral

Over 80,000 people to benefit from Angarghoon clean drinking water in Chitral

Rehabilitation of Angarghoon drinking water supply inaugurated in Chitral will benefit over 80,000 people ISLAMABAD – After restoration, the new safe drinking water supply will benefit over 80,000 people in Chitral Town and the neighbouring villages. Rehabilitation of the Angarghoon drinking water supply – the largest and the only source for safe drinking water in the area –  was inaugurated in Chitral today ... Read More »

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Thailand facing longest heat wave in 65 years

Authorities warned people to stay indoors and drink more water and beware of food poisoning and other food related illness BANGKOK (Thailand) – Southeast Asia has been roasting in an extended heat wave through much of April with temperatures reaching unprecedented levels. In Thailand, the heat wave is considered the worst since reliable records have been kept in that country. ... Read More »

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

Fatal heat wave kills more than 160 in India

This is a second consecutive year marred by a deadly heat wave before the monsoon rains INDIA – Indian officials say more than 100 people have lost their lives as a result of boiling early-summer temperatures. Most of the heat-wave victims were laborers and farmers in the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Orissa, though temperatures elsewhere in India have ... Read More »

Women’s role vital in addressing climate change: Experts

Debate highlights women's role in addressing climate change

Women leaders discuss why women are the key to transforming society and helping communities become more climate resilient by Sana Jamal ISLAMABAD –  Nowhere are the effects of climate change being felt as severely as in the developing world and women primarily are on the front lines of  natural disasters and climate. But women, if fully empowered and supported, can become agents ... Read More »

February 2016 breaks global temperature records, says NASA

February 2016 breaks global temperature records, says NASA

The global temperature in February smashed monthly records to become the warmest month in more than a century, according to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) report. Global surface temperatures across land and ocean in February were 1.35°C warmer than the average temperature for that month, measured from the 1951-1980 baselines. There’s a huge jump in monthly temperatures starting last ... Read More »

Climate Change Portal launched by LEAD Pakistan

Climate Change Portal launched by LEAD Pakistan

A new Climate Change Portal has been launched to enhance awareness on climate change issues in Pakistan. The Climate Change Portal Pakistan will help researchers engage in meaningful research on climate change issues in Pakistan. The portal aims to raise Climate Change awareness on various themes by publishing materials authored by Pakistani and non-Pakistani researchers/writers. According to LEAD Pakistan Climate Change Coordinator ... Read More »

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