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Research on invasive species threatening environ stressed

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Invasive species have emerged as a major problem in many countries with boost in trade and traffic volume affecting their ecology, economy and health, said marine experts at an international workshop recently held in Karachi. The three-day workshop on Bio-invasion and ballast water management’ was organised by Saarc Coastal Zone Management Centre in collaboration with Climate Change Division. It was informed at the event that a number of invasive species have been…Read More

Industries role sought to protect environ in Faisalabad

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STAFF REPORT FAD: Faisalabad, the leading city in terms of textile industry of Pakistan, is facing two major problems - lack of energy which is badly affecting the productivity of the city and the second is non-observance of zoning regulations that has implied the segregation between areas occupied by residences and industry has diminished.. Several communities are complaining of the hazardous industrial waste, while the industry representatives feel that it is the sprawl that has resulted in…Read More

Speakers for extending support for environ protection

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Speakers at a seminar stressed the need for providing support to Pakistan in conservation of resources-lowering carbon growth as this can lead to creation of more job opportunities while protecting the environment. The seminar titled Green Industry Initiatives-in compliance with National Environmental Quality Standards’ was organised by UNIDO and Pak-EPA in Islamabad. Skip Luken, a Green Industry International Expert, from UNIDO Vienna, delivered a lecture on the…Read More

SDPI gives awards to environ poster competition winners

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Sustainable Development Policy Institute has recently held prize distribution ceremony of inter-school poster/painting competition which was attended a large number of schools and colleges. The competition on "Chemicals Impacts on Environment and Children Health - Beware of Mercury" was targeted at two levels: junior level (class 5th - 8th) and senior level (class 9th - 12th, including O and A levels students). "The competition encouraged youth to…Read More

PTCL celebrates World Environ Day with new pledge

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article image STAFF REPORT IBD: PTCL has recently commemorated the World Environment Day (WED) by reaffirming its commitment to align organizational efforts with environmental sustainability and energy efficiency.According to a press release, PTCL is leading from the front on initiatives for social and environmental welfare in an effort to meet international corporate social responsibility and sustainability standards. As part of WED 2012’s theme Green Economy: Does it include YOU?’. PTCL creatively…Read More

Panelists project environ issues

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STAFF REPORT IBD: Pakistan needs to address environmental issues seriously as this critical issue is contributing towards degrading environment in the country, a panel experts highlighted remarked during a discussion on the issue. They recommended the use of biodegradable bags which are now being made in Pakistan.The event was organised by Pakistan Council for Science and Technology under the Pakistan Technology Board’s Technology Foresight Project.The panel, headed by NUST, discussed…Read More