Karachi swelters as Met office predicts more heat waves

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The city’s rapid growth has increased people’s exposure to heat waves. Since 2000, Karachi’s population has doubled, making it the fastest growing megacity in the world.
Third giraffe dies at shower zoo

Third giraffe dies at Peshawar zoo

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PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Forest and Wildlife Department confirmed the giraffe's death, saying that two giraffes had...
Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

Rise of carbon dioxide unabated

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WEB DESK: A new study has revealed that the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere has...
COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of our lives’

COVID-19: UN chief calls for global ceasefire to focus on ‘the true fight of...

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Head of United Nations is calling for global ceasefire to allow the world to focus on the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Air quality unhealthy as vehicles emissions, irresponsible construction go unchecked

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According to Pakistan Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) daily air quality report, the hazardous pollutant ratio of particulate matterof 2.5 microns (PM 2.5) was recorded beyond safer limits.

China to send 100,000 hungry ducks to battle Pakistan’s locust infestation

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Chinese experts believe using ducks to prevent locust plague is economically and environmentally friendly compared with spraying pesticides.

KP to legislate against construction of housing schemes on agricultural land

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In January, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has declared it mandatory to obtain the Objection Certificate for establishing a housing society, but illegal colonies, plazas and housing societies are still being constructed.

FAO pledges support to help Pakistan fight Desert Locust emergency

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Addressing a news conference, FAO chief said that the locust situation in Pakistan is so far under control, but “we have to work as quickly as possible”.

Pakistan needs lot of money to combat climate change: Zartaj Gul

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Gul said addressing challenges and threats of climate change is a common responsibility of all global partners.

Pakistan is one of the world’s leading victims of climate change: UN chief

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US Secretary General says like all developing countries, Pakistan has contributed little to the problem yet faces disproportionate vulnerability because of it. In the past decade, Pakistan has lost some 10,000 lives to climate-related disasters, including 1,200 due to a terrible heatwave in Karachi in 2015.