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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 »

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 »

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 »

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Avalanches kill more than 100 in Pakistan and Afghanistan, bury entire villages

Heavy snow and avalanches have killed more than 106 people and injured dozens in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Multiple avlanches have claimed around 100 lives in Pakistan and Northern part of Afghanistan. Authorities have warned local residents of more avalanches likely to come as abnormally heavy snowfall continues. In the deadliest incident, 53 people died in one village after an avalanche ... Read More »

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