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Can you eat the plastic you recycle?

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April 3, 2019


Pakistan Met Department director says there won’t be any ‘super flood’ in Pakistan

There could be a flood but it won’t be a super flood, he says

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March 21, 2019


Why Karachi is getting too hot to handle

High rises to blame for heat island effect

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December 17, 2018


Toyota introduces hydrogen burners at its Japan plants to limit environmental pollution

The company has challenged itself to eliminate CO2 emissions at its plants

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November 10, 2018


Prime Minister Imran Khan gives students a lesson on global warming

He inaugurated the Clean and Green Pakistan drive in Islamabad

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October 13, 2018


NASA blasts off space laser satellite to track ice loss

The satellite will reveal new insights into the ice in the deep interior of Antarctica

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September 16, 2018


‘Billion tree tsunami’ creates a problem in Swat

The “10 Billion Tree Tsunami” campaign has created a peculiar problem in Swat. The project inaugurated by Prime Minister Imran Khan is aimed at impeding global warming and tackling air pollution. But in Swat, where the forest department planted thousands of Elaichi (cardamom) plants, other plants withering because cardamom draws more water from the ground….

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September 7, 2018


Brace for extra-warm weather through 2022: study

Manmade global warming and a natural surge in Earth’s surface temperature will join forces to make the next five years exceptionally hot, according to a study published Tuesday. The double whammy of climate change and so-called natural variability more than doubles the likelihood of “extreme warm events” in ocean surface waters, creating a dangerous breeding…

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August 15, 2018


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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May 24, 2018


Faced with global warming, aviation aims to turn green

Oslo, Norway: Will we someday be able to fly without the guilt of causing environmental damage? A handful of firms and regulators hope that the electric revolution in cars will also take to the skies, helping the industry cope with an expected boom in travel and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “Many people say that we…

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April 8, 2018


After US pullout, world leaders plead for climate action

Bonn, Germany: World leaders shared the spotlight with a 12-year-old Pacific islander on Wednesday to drive home a plea for urgent climate action despite the Trump administration’s rejection of a planet rescue plan. UN chief Antonio Guterres, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel led the diplomatic push in Bonn, but it was…

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November 16, 2017


Some bad news about Earth’s climate

Paris: Scientists monitoring Earth’s climate and environment have delivered a cascade of grim news in 2017, adding to the urgency of UN talks in Bonn next week tasked with ramping up efforts to tame global warming. Here’s a summary of recent findings: – 1.1 degrees – Earth’s average surface temperature last year was a record…

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November 3, 2017


Twitterati bash Punjab govt for cutting trees as Lahore smog persists

LAHORE: Pakistani Twitterati took to the micro-blogging site on Tuesday to slam Punjab government for cutting trees and causing smog to persist in the city.  With #Smog trending across the country on Twitter throughout the day, Twitterati slammed the government for not adhering to environmental policies in razing down trees for development projects such as…

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October 31, 2017


Pakistan, India among countries at most risk of climate change

NEWS DESK: Climate change is real, and it’s coming. According to a report published by The Independent, Pakistan and India are at most risk of climate change.  The leaders of 150 nations, along with thousands of representatives of nearly 200 countries, meet today in Paris for the 20th time to try and come up with…

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October 26, 2017


Why Care?

By: Zara Maqbool   My friend Farah is the inspiration behind this blog. I was sharing my frustration at not knowing what to write this week when she asked me, “How about global warming?” And to be honest hating geography in college somehow this topic did not pique my interest at all. She then asked me,…

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October 1, 2017


Planet-warming methane from livestock underestimated: study

Emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from livestock are larger than previously thought, posing an additional challenge in the fight to curb global warming, scientists said Friday. Revised calculations of methane produced per head of cattle show that global livestock emissions in 2011 were 11 percent higher than estimates based on data from the UN’s…

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September 29, 2017


Sewage, fecal bacteria in Hurricane Harvey floodwaters

NEWS DESK: Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath have dumped trillions of gallons of rain across Texas and Louisiana over six days. Homes, office buildings and other structures along the Gulf Coast and in Houston’s Harris County, were flooded, their occupants forced to find higher ground. To reach safety, most local residents waded through the murky…

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September 3, 2017


Pakistan will face drought if we don’t plant trees, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: PTI chief Imran Khan said on Tuesday that the country would face a severe drought crisis if today trees were not planted.  Addressing participants of an event held in Islamabad, Imran weighed on the importance of planting trees. He said that the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had accepted the challenge of planting one billion trees….

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August 22, 2017


US to join climate talks despite Paris accord exit

WASHINGTON: The United States will still take part in international climate change negotiations despite its planned withdrawal from the Paris accord on global warming, the State Department said Friday.

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August 5, 2017


Weather forecast: Rains likely in upper KPK, Punjab

ISLAMABAD: Rain-thundershowers with gusty winds is expected at scattered places of Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore division, Upper Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Malakand, Hazara, Mardan, Peshawar, Kohat divisions, FATA, Gilgit-Baltistan and Kashmir during the next twelve hours. Hot and humid weather is expected elsewhere in the country. Temperature of some major cities recorded on Thursday morning was:-…

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July 6, 2017