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Carbon sequestration: A strategy to mitigate climate change

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article image Anthropogenic activities, especially burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas have caused significant increase of CO2 in the atmosphere from about 280 to 380 ppm for the last 250 years is one of the main reasons causing global warming. Potential adverse affects include rise in sea level; a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods, drought, wild fires and storms; changes in the amount, frequency, intensity, time and distribution of rainfall and also disturbance in…Read More

Carbon Sequestration: A Strategy to Mitigate Climate Change

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article image ANTHROPOGENIC ACTIVITIES, especially burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, oil and gas have caused significant increase of CO2 in the atmosphere from about 280 to 380 ppm for last 250 years is one of the main reason causing global warming. Potential adverse effect includes the rise in sea level; a shift in the intensity and frequency of floods, drought, wildfires and storms; changes in the amount, frequency, intensity, time and distribution of rainfall and also disturbance in…Read More

Pakistan needs major work to mitigate climate change impacts

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article image SIDRA SAIF ISB: Climate changes have started adversely affecting the overall quality of life in the country in the form of reduced agriculture productivity, increased human morbidity. Pakistan needs to develop a national plan of action on climate change which will address some of the most pressing issues and outline areas of priority for investments and actions. This was the crux of the remarks expressed at a recently held International Climate Change Conference in the University of…Read More

Biochar: An option to mitigate climate change

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article image Biochar, also known as black carbon, is a product that is derived from organic materials rich in carbon (C) and found in soils in very stable solid forms. It is basically a pyrolysis product of organic residues that has received wide attention to mitigate climate change. Biochars can persist for longer periods of time in the soil at various depths, typically thousands of years. Biochars are well known to improve soil physical and chemical properties, such as increasing soil fertility and…Read More

Speakers for taking steps to mitigate climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Speakers at a recently held seminar have urged the need for taking urgent steps to mitigate the impact of climate change, which is affecting developing countries and global cooperation. The seminar titled "Climate Change and Politics" was organised by the Department of Environmental Science of the International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI) at the university campus. IIUI Director General Gulzar Ahmed Khwaja was the chief guest at the event. The…Read More

Rain water harvesting can mitigate water scarcity in Pakistan

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article image WATER IS a valuable gift from God which has been given prime importance in the Holy Quran. It is one of the three important things that every human is blessed with freely: grasses providing pasture for cattle, water, and fire without which existence of life on earth is impossible. In the Quran Allah says: "We sent down water from the sky in measure and lodged it in the ground. And we certainly are able to withdraw it. Therewith for you we gave rise to gardens of palm-trees and vineyards…Read More