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Air pollution kills 3.3m worldwide annually

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article image MONITORING REPORT ISB: Air pollution is killing 3.3 million people a year worldwide, reveals a new study that includes this surprise: Farming plays a large role in smog and soot deaths in industrial nations. Scientists in Germany, Cyprus, Saudi Arabia and Harvard University calculated the most detailed estimates yet of the toll of air pollution, looking at what caused it. The study also projects that if trends don’t change, the yearly death total will double to about 6.6 million a…Read More

Pakistan produces 92,000 tons fish annually

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STAFF REPORT LHR: About 17 big hatcheries and more than 30 small nursery units of the public sector are providing 93000,000 fish seeds to 9,000 fish farms of private sector where 92,000 metric tons fish is produced annually, said Director General Fisheries Dr. Muhammad Ayub. "Fish seeds being produced at the hatcheries of the Fisheries Department are not only supplied to the private fish farmers but also to Sindh, Balochistan and KP provinces," he told the media at a briefing. He…Read More

Pollution incurring Rs365b to Pakistan annually

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Environmental degradation may cost Pakistan’s economy over Rs 365 billion every year of which inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene accounts for Rs 112 billion, agricultural soil degradation Rs 70 billion, indoor pollution Rs 67 billion, urban air pollution Rs 65 billion, lead exposure Rs 45 billion and land degradation and deforestation Rs 6 billion, says the new Economic Survey of Pakistan 2013-2104. According to the research, some environmental experts…Read More

SMEDA, GIZ enabled textiles to save Rs 400m annually

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: The Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA), in collaboration with German organization GIZ, has enabled the textile industry of Pakistan to save about Rs 400 million per annum by implementing Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Program (REEE)."SMEDA’s cooperation has been vital in successful implementation of energy efficiency activities of REEE Programme," said Bernhard Mayhofer, Principal Advisor, REEE program - GIZ, Germany, during a…Read More

Poor water, sanitation cost Pakistan Rs 343b annually

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: Contaminated drinking water and insufficient sanitation facilities cost the national kitty Rs 343 billion annually in Pakistan in terms of ailment and environmental degradation, experts at a donors debriefing session recently organized by the Ministry of Climate Change revealed.They said that the financial losses related to poor water quality and insufficient sanitation that stood at Rs 112 in 2006 had increased to Rs 343 billion annually making four per cent of the GDP.In his…Read More