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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 »

Heavy snowfall causes roadblocks, scarcity of food and gas in Quetta

Heavy snowfall causes roadblocks, scarcity of food and gas in Quetta

Provincial authorities issued travel warning for Karachi-Quetta Highway, Sibbi, Ziarat and Chaman linking roads. The Provincial capital of Pakistan’s south-western province Baluchistan is under heavy snow fall from last two days. The current snowfall has broken the record of last 12 years. Two inches of snowfall were recorded in Ziarat, seven inches of snow Kalat, while Zhob received heavy snowfall ... Read More »

Tokyo sees first November snow in more than 50 years

Tokyo gets November snow for first time in 54 years

Trains delayed, traffic disrupted, residents put on heavy coats and boots after surprised November snowfall TOKYO (Japan) – Tokyo, the capital of Japan, was smashed by first November snowfall in 54 years. The last time snow fell in November in Tokyo was in 1962. Cold air mass passing over the city pushed temperature down 10 degrees Celsius overnight — from an ... Read More »

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

12 dead, dozens injured, as powerful storm hits Islamabad and KPK

The storm disrupted power supply, uprooted hundreds of trees, damaged houses and cars, collapsed billboards, within a span of less than an hour At least twelve people were killed and scores injured on Wednesday as heavy rains and deadly thunderstorm struck most parts of Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP). At least 94 injured people were brought to different hospitals ... Read More »

Over 80,000 forced to evacuate Canada town as massive wildfire encroaches

Raging wildfire forces 80000 to flee Canadian town. Photo: CBC News/Reuters

The entire population of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, Canada has been ordered to abandon their homes after a wildfire ravaging a nearby forest moved into the area. The fire has already destroyed homes in several neighborhoods. Authorities ordered the evacuation of about 80,000 people, including the entire city of Fort McMurray in northern Alberta, the Regional Municipality of Wood ... Read More »

Heavy rain, thunderstorm across Pakistan claim 18 lives

Heavy rain, thunderstorm across Pakistan claim 18 lives

At least 18 people were killed and several others injured in rain-related incidents in different areas of Baluchistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on Saturday as heavy rains and thunderstorm continued to lash various parts of the country. Torrential rains across Baluchistan caused enormous losses in terms of life and property during the last 48 hours as at least nine people ... Read More »

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life in Pakistan

Biting cold weather and dense fog disrupts life

Severe cold and dense fog blankets Islamabad, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas ISLAMABAD – Dense fog disrupted life in several cities, including Peshawar, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Multan, and Muzzafargarh and other parts of the country. Due to severe cold and dense fog blanket over the province especially in Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Sahiwal and other plain areas, people’s normal ... Read More »

US East Coast struggles to return to normal after epic blizzard kills 25

A woman walks along a street in Philadelphia that is lined on both sides by vehicles encrusted in thick layers of snow Saturday after a blizzard, with hurricane-force winds, brought much of the US East Coast to a standstill, dumping as much as three feet of snow, and stranding tens of thousands of travelers. (AP)

Killer US storm: 25 dead, 12,000 flights axed, 40 inches of snow New York/Washington — Deadly storm Jonas killed at least 25 people and caused untold carnage, blanketing America in 40 inches of snow and leaving hundreds of thousands stranded without power. The blizzard that has paralyzed much of the US East Coast intensified on Saturday, bringing Washington to a standstill ... Read More »

More than 600,000 people killed due to weather disasters in last 2 decades

Around 90 percent of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by 6,457 floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events

Weather-related disasters have become more frequent over the last 20 years, claiming more than 600,000 lives, a new UN report claimed on Monday, urging nations to take serious action on climate change. Around 90 percent of disasters in the last 20 years have been caused by 6,457 floods, storms, heatwaves, droughts and other weather-related events — and these weather-spawned disasters are ... Read More »

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