At the mercy of high tide

Ammaar Zaidi THATTA: Although the entire world is under threat from climate change, Pakistan is among the countries most vulnerable from its devastating effects. Heat waves, sporadic rains and floods are its outcomes, which the people of Pakistan recognise, but seldom take action against. The increase in temperature is also causing the sea to rise, More...

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By Editor On Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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WWF-Pakistan and K-Electric sign MoU for Earth Hour City challenge

PRESS RELEASE KARACHI: World Wide Fund for Nature–Pakistan (WWF-Pakistan) and K-Electric have entered into a MoU to work towards a climate friendly and ‘Greener Karachi’. Directly impacting 25 million citizens More...

By Editor On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015
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Climate change: Seasonal migration becomes routine for people of Thar

Sanjay Sadhwani Mithi, Tharparkar: As climate change has affected the livelihoods of thousands of inhabitants of Tharparkar Desert, forced migration of people towards barrage areas has become more frequent in recent More...

By Editor On Friday, October 2nd, 2015
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Bagrot valley of Gilgit loses forests, the only source of livelihood

How a Tree is Made into Lumber, vintage engraving Riaz Ali GILGIT: As the winter is just around the corner, 60-year-old Syed Ibrahim Balgi has become anxious about getting firewood to combat cold. He has 12 family More...

By Editor On Wednesday, September 30th, 2015
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‘Karachi has a Mass Transit, but does not have a System’

Staff Report KARACHI While energy use in transport is likely to double in coming years, it is imperative that emissions are drastically cut down and at the same time more efficient and comfortable means of transportation More...

By Editor On Sunday, September 27th, 2015
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After droughts, rains add insult to injury of Tharis

Many inhabitants returned to their villages following the first shower in hope of fodder for their animals but there wasn’t much to their surprise. Photo by Amar Guriro Hanif Samoon MITHI, THARPARKAR: Habibullah More...

By Editor On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Lifting of sand, gravel from Malir River affects district’s waterbed, agriculture

Despite imposing Section 144 and banning the practice, hundreds of tonnes of sand and gravel are lifted from the river every day Blog by Hanif Dilmurad KARACHI, SINDH The Malir district of Karachi, which once provided More...

By Editor On Monday, September 21st, 2015
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Climate change causes water scarcity, food insecurity in Tharparkar

Abdul Hussain Nagri MITHI, THARPARKAR: Considering the precious resource of water, Tharparkar is considered to be one of the most sensitive and insecure areas in Asia. Residents have faced severe drought at least More...

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 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...