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International Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “

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article image Pakistan Academy of Sciences in collaboration with Chinese Academy of Sciences organised an international Conference on “CPEC Natural Hazards Risk Assessment and Mitigation” and “Silk Road Disaster Risk Reduction “ China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ranged from Kashi of China to Gawadar Port of Pakistan with overall length of 3000km. Under Chinese Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), […]…Read More

AEGLE Zero – The natural choice

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article image /ins. AEGLE Zero, a new uncoated folding boxboard with an uncoated reverse, has been added to the range of packaging materials offered by Kotkamills from their BM2 cartonboard machine in Kotka, Finland.​ AEGLE Zero is a special uncoated packaging grade, suitable for food and non-food end-uses, where a natural look is as important as excellent […]…Read More

Experts stress protection of natural resources

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: With a mission to promote awareness among people about earth’s natural environment, biodiversity and ecosystem, the International Earth Day was observed. Under the theme of "Trees for Earth", the day signified the importance of trees in our surroundings as well as broadening the horizons towards planting trees. Due to increasing environmental awareness and education, positive role of the media and decision makers, the annual deforestation rate in…Read More

Experts stress protection of natural resources

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article image STAFF REPORT LHR: With a mission to promote awareness among people about earth’s natural environment, biodiversity and ecosystem, the International Earth Day was observed. Under the theme of "Trees for Earth", the day signified the importance of trees in our surroundings as well as broadening the horizons towards planting trees. Due to increasing environmental awareness and education, positive role of the media and decision makers, the annual…Read More

Pakistan among 10 states exposed to natural hazards

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article image STAFF REPORT KHI: Pakistan is among the 10 countries with the most people exposed to natural hazards, according to data compiled by Verisk Maplecroft, a UK-based risk management company. India also has a billion people at risk, with China, Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Japan. In all, 1.4 billion people in South Asia are exposed to at least one major natural hazard, from severe storms to flooding and earthquakes, researchers said. "Recent or prolonged conflict can…Read More

Judicious use of natural resources vital to control climate change impacts

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article image STAFF REPORT ISB: Judicious use of natural resources including wildlife can do miracles to overcome environmental and climate change problems, said Ambassador of South Korea Dr. Song Hong Hwan while addressing a function at the Pakistan Museum of Natural History (PMNH) in connection with the World Wildlife Day celebrations. PMNH in collaboration with Ministry of Science and Technology, PSF, Ministry of Climate Change, US Embassy and Snow Leopard Foundation arranged different…Read More

Allelopathy – a natural alternative approach towards weed management

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article image ALLELOPATHY is a biological phenomenon in which an organism releases one or more bio-chemicals that influences the other organisms. These biochemicals are recognized as allelochemicals and can have positive or negative effects on the target organisms. At present, allelopathy has been considered to be the most important factor influencing the invasion and spread of exotic plants. The importance of allelopathy in natural agro-ecosystem has attracted researcher’s attention with the…Read More

Message from Dr. M. Khan Leghari DG of Pakistan Museum of Natural History

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article image THE INTERNATIONAL Biodiversity day is an opportunity to stride forward to realize the importance of biodiversity and mobilize ourselves to preserve biological diversity so to ensure that its benefits are shared by all. It is significant that we have neither ended exploring the exquisiteness of our country`s biological diversity, nor have we fully assessed its role in humanity’s well-being and survival, yet we have begun to destroy it unfortunately There are serious…Read More

Stevia – as a natural sweetener & therapeutic agent

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article image Stevia rebaudiana Bertoni - a perennial semi-shrub plant species belonging to the genus Stevia, classified in Asteraceae family, has its origin from South America. The plant is well-known for its leaves to be rich in natural sweet compounds steviol glycosides, which are 300 times sweeter than table sugar. Thousand years ago, Paraguay natives and Brazilians extensively used the leaves of this small herbaceous plant to sweeten their bitter drinks, tea and medicines. Gurani Indians of South…Read More