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Coal-fired power plants: growing source of mercury emission in Pakistan

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MERCURY IS attractively beautiful, but a toxic heavy metal that triggers brain damage; effects immune and reproductive system; exclusively harmful to developing fetuses; and cause heart problems. Less than one gram or 1/70th of one teaspoon of mercury deposited on a 25-acre lake can make the fish hazardous to eat. Sources of mercury are quite […]…Read More

PTA conducts survey on waves emission from towers

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) along with the Frequency Allocation Board (FAB) has conducted an extensive survey in major cities of the country to check the emission of power level of radio waves from transmitters and receivers of Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs)/Towers installed by Cellular Mobile Operators (CMOs) and Wireless Local Loop Operators (WLLOs). The survey was carried out with the help of special tools/equipment in six different cities…Read More

Carbon emission resilient policies mandatory for environmental conservation

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB:A session on climate change titled as United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Kyoto Protocol and Beyond’ was jointly organized by COMSATS Institute of Information Technology (CIIT) and Pakistan Academy of Sciences (PAS). The event was aimed to address various grave aspects of climate change in context of science diplomacy. CIIT Climate Change Ambassador, Dr Athar Hussain apprised that Pakistan adds less than one percent in the overall global…Read More

Experts call for greater awareness of emission impacts

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Staff Report KHI: The Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project organized a media sensitization seminar in Karachi today, to raise awareness of the significance of sustainable transport, the adverse impacts of carbon emissions, and the issues of mass transit systems in the country. The seminar aimed at leveraging the media outreach to create awareness across different segments of society, especially vehicle owners. In his opening remarks, Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country…Read More

Experts call for greater awareness of emission impacts

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article image Staff Report KHI: The Pakistan Sustainable Transport (PAKSTRAN) Project organized a media sensitization seminar in Karachi today, to raise awareness of the significance of sustainable transport, the adverse impacts of carbon emissions, and the issues of mass transit systems in the country. The seminar aimed at leveraging the media outreach to create awareness across different segments of society, especially vehicle owners. In his opening remarks, Mahmood Akhtar Cheema, Country…Read More

Abating enteric methane emission through dietary manipulation

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Last Part There are many CH4 abatement possibilities, but it is crucial to develop new technologies. However, no single method by now is available by which enteric CH4 can 100% be abated. Thus, many strategies are required to apply simultaneously to mitigate enteric CH4 to get either per kg beef or per liter milk production. Some of them include first calving at younger age, improved genetic merit of animals, shorter calving interval, better quality fodders, disease control, strategic use…Read More

Abating enteric methane emission through dietary manipulation

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Part-I The greenhouse effect is solar absorption of infrared radiation both by earth’s surface and by atmospheric gases, which resultantly are heated, reemitting low frequency infrared radiation with a high absorptive power. This changes climate which includes prolonged periods of excessively high temperature, heavy rains increased wildfires, permafrost thawing, severe droughts, sea-level rise and ocean acidification. This change affects ecosystems, natural resources, communities,…Read More

Livestock sector and green-house gases emission: Issues and options

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article image Leading organisations working on environmental protection, food security and climate change have realised the role of livestock in GHG emission. There are two major types of GHG emission through livestock animals. Direct GHG emission is the portion evolved directly through animal body by enteric fermentation in ruminants and urine discharge. Moreover, the decomposition of manure is also part of it. Indirect GHG emission involves the emission through fertilizer application and production …Read More

Effective control on greenhouse gases emission to save environment

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article image Sidra CheemaTHE PROTECTION of Ozone layer has received a wider significance especially after the threats to the very survival of the planet earth are constantly on the rise across the world. Greenhouses gases emission has emerged as the potential reason behind the rising danger. Environmentalists, climatologists, earth scientists and meteorologists have strongly stressed the need for eliminating the hydrochlorofluorocarbons, or HCFCs, a greenhouse gas that are damaging the ozone, and this can…Read More

Merlins Wood to help reduce emission in KP and AJK

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: In order to implement the United Nations initiative on reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, known as UN-REDD with the goal of helping countries implement REDD+ strategies, Merlins Wood has signed an MoU with the KP government to develop a REDD+ project in the province. The company also has a similar MoU in place with the AJK government. Terra Global Capital has partnered with Merlins Wood to carry out the carbon development work and market the…Read More

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