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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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