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Air pollution damaging seasonal crops in Pakistan, says climate change ministry official

Air pollution is causing a decline in wheat productivity in three strands

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At least 19 dead in Iran flash floods

Heavy showers expected to continue till Wednesday

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Pakistan asks UN to declare India an ‘eco-terrorist’ country

The dossier was submitted by PM Khan’s adviser for climate change

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FIR registered against unidentified IAF pilots for bombing trees in Balakot

It details the damage suffered by 19 small and big trees in the Indian airstrike

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Pakistan elected vice-chair at UN environment forum

As many as 41 ministers of the region voted for Pakistan to represent them at the forum in Singapore

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‘We are losing the race’ on climate change: UN chief

A WEF survey found climate change was the leading concern of forum participants around the world

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Time to ‘get angry’, teen climate activist says in Davos

The 16-year-old has galvanised protests by schoolchildren around the world

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Why Karachi is getting too hot to handle

High rises to blame for heat island effect

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PM Imran Khan’s cleanliness campaign to start from October 13

The government is working towards increasing the number of public toilets

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Wind turbines contribute to climate change

Wind beats coal by any environmental measure, but that doesn’t mean that its impacts are negligible

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Australian groups launch wave of climate protests ahead of Global Climate Action Summit

The groups are urging Washington to return to the Paris Agreement on climate

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PTI’s incoming government pledges to plant 10 billion trees

Pakistan’s newly-elected government, which is expected to be sworn in within days with Imran Khan as PM, will plant billions of trees to tackle the effects of climate change. Malik Amin Aslam, who is tipped to become environment minister, said the 10 Billion Tree Tsunami program would see trees planted nationwide, including in the four…

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Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away

Researchers expressed concern Thursday about the rapid pace of climate change, after a glacier on Sweden’s Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures that it is no longer the country’s highest point

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Greenhouse gases surge to new highs worldwide in 2017: US report

Planet-warming greenhouse gases surged to new highs as abnormally hot temperatures swept the globe and ice melted at record levels in the Arctic last year due to climate change, a major US report said Wednesday. The annual State of the Climate Report, compiled by more than 450 scientists from over 60 countries, describes worsening climate…

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US court dismisses climate change lawsuits against top oil companies

A California federal court dismissed climate change lawsuits against five oil companies by the cities of San Francisco and Oakland, saying the complaints required foreign and domestic policy decisions that were outside the purview of courts, Chevron Corp said on Monday. The cities of San Francisco and Oakland, California sued Chevron, Exxon Mobil Corp, ConocoPhillips,…

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Water pressures rise in Pakistan as drought meets a growing population

Pakistan’s water crisis has become increasingly visible in recent months: levels in the largest dams are low; parched irrigation canals mean farmers in the south planted less cotton; and the commercial capital Karachi has long queues at hydrants. So there was little surprise when, on June 6, during a spell of unseasonably high temperatures, the…

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Pope warns energy bosses of global destruction without fuel shift

Pope Francis warned that climate change risked destroying humanity on Saturday and called on energy leaders to help the world to convert to clean fuels to avert catastrophe. “Civilization requires energy but energy use must not destroy civilization,” the pope told top oil company executives at the end of a two-day conference in the Vatican….

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Give me your poor and young: Ismat Shahjahan to fight for Islamabad’s water, katchi abadis, workers

Awami Workers Party leader Ismat Raza Shahjahan filed her nomination papers with the Election Commission on Thursday. Her vision is to ensure katchi abadis or informal settlements get official land titles and to get water for Islamabad. “Our support base is largely in the katchi abadis,” she says. Shahjahan’s party has long been working on…

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1.5 C cap on warming could save global economy trillions

Failing to cap global warming at two degrees Celsius or less could cost the world economy tens of trillions of dollars over the next 80 years, researchers warned Wednesday. Four-fifths of countries and 90 percent of the global population stand to reap major economic benefits by avoiding costs linked to higher temperatures, they reported in…

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