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Study on delta ecosystem in Indus River launched

Study on delta ecosystem in Indus River launched

Environmental flows are designed to maintain at least some natural flow variability along river’s length ISLAMABAD (Pakistan) – A latest study has highlighted that main threats to the Indus Delta include reduced freshwater flow, construction of dams and various canals, encroachments, clearing mangroves for agriculture, habitat destruction and pollution. The report titled ‘Indus River: Review of Environmental Flows to Maintain ... Read More »

Heavy snowfall covers Midwestern US, flights cancelled

Snowfall covers Midwestern US

A heavy fall snowstorm hit the Midwestern United States on Saturday, blanketing states from South Dakota to Wisconsin with as much as 16 inches (40 cm) of snow, slowing air travel and delaying some events for U.S. presidential candidates. The number of canceled flights at Chicago’s two airports has dropped as a slow-moving storm system that dumped snow has moved ... Read More »

Antarctica may be gaining Ice but Global Warming isn’t over

Antarctica may be gaining but Global Warming isn't over

A new study by NASA published in the Journal of Glaciology says that an increase in Antarctic snow accumulation that began 10,000 years ago is currently adding enough ice to the continent to outweigh the increased losses from its thinning glaciers. The study by a team led by NASA researcher Jay Zwally produces a surprising and controversial new estimate of large mass gains in ... Read More »

Nepal’s climate smart villages offer solution to Pakistan’s water scarcity challenges

Geeta Kuikel and her husband standing near their plastic pond, commonly used for water conservation in Nepal's villages. Photo: Sana Jamal

Rural Nepali people, who are investing in and implementing climate-smart practices, offer examples for Asian countries to learn and engage in climate-smart activities By Sana Jamal KATHMANDU, Nepal – “It was after getting this plastic pond that we were able to have enough water for irrigation and to feed our animals. But we still are looking for some longtime solution for drinking ... Read More »

Pakistani youth discuss climate change at UN forum

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ISLAMABAD – On the occasion of the United Nations 70th anniversary, the United Nations System in Pakistan on Thursday conducted a workshop called United4Climate: Pakistani Youth for Climate Change at the UNIC, Islamabad. This interactive forum provided a platform to promote and to enhance outreach to the Pakistani youth by involving them on the very current and relevant theme of ... Read More »

Sweden set to become world’s first fossil fuel-free country

Sweden set to become world's first fossil fuel-free country

“Sweden will become one of the first fossil-free welfare states in the world,” Prime Minister of Sweden Stefan Löfven announced in a speech to the UN General Assembly. “When European regulations do not go far enough Sweden will lead the way” he stated. The Nordic countries already lead the world in renewable energy, with Sweden generating around two-thirds of its ... Read More »

Americans and Britons least concerned about climate change

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The United States and Britain are the main barriers when it comes to tackling climate change, according to a new survey. The survey by YouGov, spanning four continents and 15 countries, found that both the US and British public trail other countries in terms of general climate change concerns as well as formulating strategies to curb emissions. Countries from across ... Read More »

Mountain Community seminar on Climate Change held in Gilgit Baltistan

The Mountain Community Seminar on Climate Change, held in Hoper Valley, Nagar, by WWF-Pakistan, was aimed at sharing environmental education

An informative seminar on impacts of climate change on the livelihoods of mountain communities was held in Hoper Valley, Nagar in Gilgit Baltistan. The seminar was a great opportunity for local communities, students and teachers to learn about the importance of environmental education. WWF-Pakistan, in collaboration with Hoper Conservation and Development Organization, Hoper Development Organization and Education Department Hunza-Nagar district ... Read More »

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