Date archive forAugust, 2015
By Editor On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Drought in Balochistan disastrous for agriculture, livestock

Malik Achakzai QUETTA: The recent drought reported in Balochistan for which the government earmarked Rs1 billion threatens the province’s livestock and agriculture sectors. Amir Jan Baloch, a native of Balochistan More...

By Editor On Friday, August 28th, 2015
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Pakistan most vulnerable to climate change: experts

Abdur Razzaq PESHAWAR: Climate Change is a global phenomenon and like any other country, Pakistan is also vulnerable to global warming; but while the society is yet to show resilience, the authorities concerned More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Climate change threatens Balochistan’s livestock sector

Bari Baloch QUETTA, BALOCHISTAN: Twelve-year-old Jamal Marri with his two younger brothers takes his skeletal goats and sheep herd to various streets of Quetta, the provincial capital of Balochistan, for grazing More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
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Climate change: Pangolins turn to urban areas in search of food

Wherever climate changes take place, they affect the region’s population, as well as its wildlife. This summer, Karachi, Pakistan’s largest metropolis, suffered extremely from heat wave – temperatures More...

By Editor On Monday, August 24th, 2015
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Climate change causes natural disasters in Gilgit-Baltistan

Nature has blessed Gilgit-Baltistan with many natural resources, including glaciers, minerals and forests. But unfortunately, negligence of the government and certain actions by the locals has led the region facing More...

By Editor On Sunday, August 23rd, 2015
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Flash floods affect Pakistan 5th time in row

Rain is the blessing of Mother Nature but unfortunately in Pakistan it turns into a curse: torrential monsoon rains, which cause flash floods, lead to severe destruction every year. Ayesha Maqsood Khan RAWALPINDI: More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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WWF-Pakistan, Burger King initiate nationwide plantation drive

Staff Report KARACHI: The World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF) Pakistan, in partnership with Burger King (BK), has initiated a nationwide plantation drive as part of Burger King’s Adopt a Tree programme. Through More...

By Editor On Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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Rainfall brings joy for Tharis

After three years of prolonged drought in Thar desert, this year the area received heavy rainfall, bringing happiness in the otherwise often miserable lives of Tharis Jeetesh G Maheshwari MITHI, THARPARKAR, SINDH: More...

By Editor On Wednesday, August 19th, 2015
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‘To reduce impacts of climate change, Pakistan needs green cities’

Amar Guriro KARACHI: Renowned urban planner and Executive Director Sustainable Initiatives Farhan Anwar has said that in order to reduce the impacts of climate change in Pakistan, the country needs more green cities. More...

By Editor On Friday, August 14th, 2015
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Climate change to hamper wheat, rice production in Pakistan: study

Over the years, productivity of wheat and rice, the major staple crops of Pakistan will fall in the country due to the impact of climate change, according to a new study. Shakeel Ahmed MULTAN A research conducted More...